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Metropolitan University College Global Nutrition and Health

Country: Denmark

City: Copenhagen


Type of school: Public Universities


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The Bachelor’s Degree in Global Nutrition and Health is a 3½ year higher education programme taught in English.

The programme is a full-time course of study corresponding to 210 ECTS credits, and is open to both Danish and international students.  Focus is on global challenges within nutrition and health and the programme is aimed at the Danish as well as the international labour market.
New curriculum 2016

Please note that the  programme is in the process of being revised in regards to the curriculum, structure and contents of the programme. These changes will take effect in September 2016. The main aim of the revision is to make the profile of Global Nutrition and Health graduates even sharper and better equipped for entering the Global Nutrition and Health profession.

The new structure of the programme will incorporate elements of the current foundation year and the two current specialisations but in the future the programme will have only one specialisation meaning that all students on the programme will follow the same path of study. It will still, however, be possible to shape the programme via electives and interprofessional courses. To get an idea of what the programme entails, please look through the information in the left-hand menu, but please bear in mind that the programme will be different from September 2016.

Once the new revised curriculum is finalised we will make the information available on this site, so please check back in the beginning/spring of 2016.

Foundation Year

Modules 1 to 4 constitutes the Foundation Year which all students follow. You will acquire basic, fundamental competencies related to nutrition and health. You will learn about scientific work methods and how to work both independently and in teams.

In the Foundation Year you will work within the fields of the natural sciences and the political and social sciences. You will learn the scientific work methods and how you critically analyse research results and present your conclusions as e.g. assignments and oral presentations.


Specialisation: Public Health Nutrition and Food Policy

Are you interested in the wider perspective of health promotion and disease prevention on levels of society, regions and communities? Then this specialisation is for you.

The Public Health Nutrition and Food Policy specialisation deals with how to promote public health nutrition and food policy through implementing comprehensive food and nutrition policies using communication, education and management strategies.


A cross-disciplinary specialisation

This is a cross-disciplinary specialisation where you will work within the fields of both the natural sciences and the political and social sciences. 


Specialisation: Lifestyle and Health Education

Are you interested in the individual perspective of health promotion and disease prevention on the level of individual guidance, motivation, education, communication and management? Then this specialisation is for you.

The specialisation deals with how to implement lasting improvements of dietary habits, physical activity, weight regulation and other lifestyle factors relevant to health based on a holistic approach.


A cross-disciplinary specialisation

Lifestyle and Health Education is a cross-disciplinary specialisation where you can work in the fields of both natural sciences and political and social sciences.





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Student in Denmark


Studying in Denmark is a unique experience and the benefits are many. Find out how and where to get help to settle in to life in one of the best student capitals in the world.
The Danish portal for international students

Prior to your arrival in Denmark we advise that you visit:

The website contains academic and practical information about studying, living and working in Denmark and you will find extensive guides on how to prepare yourself for life as an international student in Denmark.


Residence permit and Certificate of registration

Non-EU/EEA students must obtain a study residence permit to study in Denmark. Information on the application procedure for a study residence permit is available:

EU/EEA students must obtain a Certificate of registration from:

Help with paperwork

One of the most important places to visit when you first move to Denmark is:


Upon your arrival in Copenhagen, The International Citizen Service Centre at International House Copenhagen can assist you with paperwork such as getting a Danish Civil Registration Number (CPR-number), health insurance card and tax card.

Throughout the year, International House Copenhagen also hosts events and cultural workshops that will guide you towards getting the most out of your time in Copenhagen.

Admission and Application


The Bachelor's Degree Programme in Global Nutrition and Health welcomes students from all over the world

The programme has intake once a year with study start on 1 September. Introduction activities run in the last week of August.


Application deadlines for 2016:

15 March 2016, 12.00

  • All international applicants
  • Applicants applying in quota 2
  • Danish applicants with an international or non-Danish entry qualification
  • All applicants applying for any type of exemption


5 July 2016, 12.00

  • Danish applicants with a Danish entry qualification (STX, HF, HTX, HHX, GIF) applying in quota 1.


Admission requirements for non-EU applicants
Admission requirements for EU applicants


Admissions Office
Tel: +45 7248 7090

Contact details:

Metropolitan University College
Tagensvej 18
2200 Copenhagen N
phone: +45 72 48 75 00

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