Nutrition and Biomedicine

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Der Masterstudiengang Nutrition and Biomedicine verbindet Humanbiologie mit den Ernährungswissenschaften und der Medizin. Sein Ziel ist die interdisziplinäre Entwicklung von Lösungen für aktuelle Herausforderungen in der modernen Ernährung und der Biomedizin. Die Unterrichtssprache ist Englisch.

TUM School of Life Sciences


Art des Studiums
  • Vollzeit
  • 4 (Vollzeit)
Credits Hauptstandorte

Wintersemester: 01.01. – 31.05. 

Art der Zulassung Beginn des Studiums
  • Nur zum Wintersemester möglich
Kosten Erforderlicher Sprachnachweis

Infos zum Studium

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:

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bewerbung und Zulassung

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:

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.

Application period for winter semester: 01.01. – 31.05. 

Information about applying for a higher subject semester

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.

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 admittedrejected or invited to an admissions interview

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

A pre-study internship before the start of the course is not required for admission. However, in the third semester you have to complete your 8-week Research Internship as a required module.

More information on practical experience during studies

Wie kann es nach dem Studiengang weitergehen?

You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

If you are interested in continuing your studies, you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.