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Inter-University Master's Degree in Nutrition and Metabolism

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Program overview
2 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Spanish
Start dates
Tarragona
1,806 EUR
September 2021

Tarragona
September 2021

Tarragona
1,806 EUR
September 2022

Tarragona
September 2022
Nutrition and Metabolism

Program description

Inter-University Master's Degree in Nutrition and Metabolism

This master's degree program is taught by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Universitat de Barcelona in collaboration with the Universitat de les Illes Balears. It is based on training and research excellence, including the latest improvements in clinical nutrition, nutrigenomics and functional foods. Prestigious hospitals, research groups and food industries are also involved.

There are three specialties to choose from:

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Functional Food Design
  • Research

The course will be taught in Spanish (88%), English (8%) and Catalan (4%).

Admission requirements

This master's degree is designed for students with previous education in the biosciences (for example, biochemistry, biotechnology, medicine, biology, chemistry, oenology, pharmacy, food science and technology, veterinary medicine, and human nutrition and dietetics) who wish to further their knowledge of clinical nutrition, functional food design or research into basic and clinical nutrition.

Specific documentation

As well as the compulsory general documentation required for pre-enrolment on the program, you must also submit a Letter of motivation for academic coordination.

If you are a student with foreign qualifications, you must also submit the declaration of equivalence of average grade of university studies carried out in foreign centers of the Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional.

If you are a candidate/candidate with collage degree of foreign access and need of urgent shape a letter of admission for can request a scholarship or aid to your country of origin, contacts with the coordination of the Master and communicate him the deadline in which need it because it can value your application academically with time sufficient and, in case to be admitted/admitted can obtain it.

Selection criteria

  1. Evaluation of the students' academic record in the university degree that qualifies them for admission to the master's degree (80%).
  2. Curriculum vitae, including basic oral and written comprehension of English (10%).
  3. The letter of motivation (10%).

If there is no shortage of places, the Admissions Committee may accept you without prioritising your merits.


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Program content

First Year: Compulsory Subjects

  • Insights in Molecular Nutrition (URV)
  • Nutrition and Metabolic Integration (URV)
  • Nutrition and Physiopathology (UB)
  • Scientific Basis of Studies in Human Nutrition (URV)
  • Micronutrients in the Diet (UB)
  • Master's Thesis (UB/URV)

Compulsory subjects of speciality:

  • Research Seminars (UB/URV)

First Year: Compulsory Subjects (Healthy Foods)

  • Insights in Molecular Nutrition (URV)
  • Nutrition and Metabolic Integration (URV)
  • Nutrition and Physiopathology (UB)
  • Scientific Basis of Studies in Human Nutrition (URV)
  • Micronutrients in the Diet (UB)
  • Master's Thesis (UB/URV)

Compulsory subjects for speciality:

  • Technological Aspects of Foods Components (URV)
  • Food Legislation (UB)
  • Bioactive Components (URV)
  • Food Safety and Efficiency (URV)
  • Design and Formulation of New Foods (UB)

First Year: Compulsory Subjects (Clinical Nutrition)

  • Insights in Molecular Nutrition (URV)
  • Nutrition and Metabolic Integration (URV)
  • Nutrition and Physiopathology (UB)
  • Scientific Basis of Studies in Human Nutrition (URV)
  • Micronutrients in the Diet (UB)
  • Master's Thesis (UB/URV)

Compulsory subjects of speciality:

  • Nutrition and Cardiovascular Risk (URV)
  • Nutrition and Cancer (URV)
  • Nutrition, Diabetes and other Metabolic Diseases (URV)
  • Nutritionals Support in Special Situations (URV)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • For students from member states of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Andorra* or resident in Spain: €1,806 / full time-course.
  • Rest of students*: €2,913.

*Students who have obtained their degrees outside of Spain will be charged with €218.15 as a Tax of academic career that will apply in the first registration only (price for course 2021-22).

Qualification

Credits - 60 ECTS

Continuing studies

Doctoral programme in Nutrition and Metabolism.

Doctoral programme in Biomedicine.

Career opportunities

Graduates can work in the fields of clinical and nutritional healthcare, in the food industry (design of functional foods), and in research as members of multidisciplinary research groups: R&D&I units of the food industry, regulatory agencies, public and private research centres, hospital research units, and private consultancies. They can also go on to take a doctoral degree.

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About this institute

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

The Rovira i Virgili University (URV) is a young and dynamic university serving the needs of society, with an international outlook and a close relationship with our immediate socioeconomic environment. Located in Tarragona, approximately 100 kms south-west of Barcelona on...


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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

C. de l'Escorxador, s/n
43003 Tarragona Catalonia
Spain

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