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Nutrition and Biomedicine

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The international Master’s program Nutrition and Biomedicine combines human biology, nutritional science and medicine. Its interdisciplinary approach focuses on innovative solutions to current issues in modern nutrition and biomedicine.

TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan

Due to the current situation, the application deadlines for Master's programs for the winter semester 2020/21 will be extended once until June 30, 2020.

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • English
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Winter Semester (October)
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 4 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

What does this program cover?

The M.Sc. Nutrition and Biomedicine focuses on the interfaces between human biology, nutritional science and medicine. It follows an interdisciplinary approach to current topics in modern nutrition and biomedicine. Its key features are the development, prevention and treatment of complex nutrition-related diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, gastrointestinal diseases, and cancer.

For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:

How is the program structured?

  • The first two semesters focus on compulsory courses in the core areas of Nutrition and Biomedicine.
  • The third semester offers a wide range of elective courses. These are accompanied by the research internship.
  • The fourth semester is dedicated to the master’s thesis.

What is the language of instruction?

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient English language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your English language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.  

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is English.

Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?

As a graduate of the M.Sc. Nutrition and Biomedicine you are qualified to meet the highest standards of professional excellence in academic research as well as in the global food and pharmaceutical industries. You have gained a profound understanding of chemical and microbial food components and their impact on the human organism. Furthermore, you are proficient in a broad spectrum of modern laboratory techniques as applied in experimental and clinical research in the nutrition and biomedical sciences.

Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?

As a graduate, you are qualified to pursue a career in a wide variety of fields ranging from basic research in biochemistry to applied experimental research and product development in the pharmaceutical industry. Further opportunities arise in the food industries and its related sectors as well as in public and private research institutes.

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

How do I apply?

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU / EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail:

Which documents do I need to submit for enrollment?

We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.

What application deadlines do I need to meet?

Application period for winter semester: 01.01. - 31.05.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.

We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.

We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.

You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.

On what basis does TUM select applicants for admission?

Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.

In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to an admissions interview. 

In detail:

Where can I find the online application portal?

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.

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