Why this track?
Gain in-depth knowledge in nutrition and disease, optimize your dietetic and research skills, and broaden your career outlook.
- Opportunity to advance your in-depth knowledge and dietetic skills to MSc level.
- Opportunity to develop high-level research skills to improve patient outcomes and to strive for optimal evidence-based dietetics within your career in clinical practice, education, industry, or government.
- This master's track opens the door to a range of rewarding careers as an academic dietician.
Study programme of the master's track Nutrition and Dietetics
This track is a two-year full-time program developed for dieticians worldwide.
In the first year, you will build a strong theoretical background and foundation for your expertise in academic dietetics. This programme builds on a successfully completed BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics. The programme consists of (compulsory) courses focused on broadening or deepening your knowledge and skills. In preparation for your professional internship and future career, you can choose between the Academic Consultancy Training or the Bio-Tech-Med-Nutr Interdisciplinary Team Training where you will work on disease-related challenges together with master's students from other disciplines. For detailed information on the courses, please see the latest version of the study handbook or view the courses in the overview provided below.
A study adviser will assist you in designing your personal learning path that may also include other courses from the master's Nutrition and Health.
The second year of the programme includes an academic thesis (6 months) and internship (4 months). During the thesis period, you will work on a research question from dietetic practice. You will demonstrate that you operate at an academic level focusing on research design, execution, and interpretation. During the 4 months internship, you will apply your research skills and knowledge in e.g. a health care setting (hospital, institution, or community care), the industry or at policy level.
Application and admission
Assumed knowledge for this track: BSc Nutrition and Dietetics with a GPA ≥7.0 Find out more about the general Admission requirements and the application procedures.
By completing the master's Track Nutrition & Dietetics, you will develop advanced dietetic and research skills and become an expert in evidence-based dietetics and nutrition physiology and metabolism.
Future Career Sector: University, Government (e.g., RIVM, NIvel), Research Institute, NGO (e.g., FAO, WHO), University of Applied Sciences (BSc Nutrition and Dietetics), Academic Hospital.
Position: Academic Dietician, PhD Candidate, Teacher, (junior) Researcher, Research Assistant.