Nutrition and Health (MNH) / MSc


The MSc programme in Nutrition and Health offers a theoretical background in nutrition as well as a strong methodologically oriented training. This approach enables the nutritionist to function in the area of human nutrition, but also in several related disciplines (e.g. public health, epidemiology, medical sciences, food science, etc).

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this MSc programme graduates are expected to be able to:
- apply advanced and state-of-the-art knowledge on the role of nutrition on human health and disease as well as the relevant research designs within the chosen specialization;
- understand concepts on the role of nutrition on human health and disease at the population, individual and cellular level;
- analyse advanced and complex concepts, approaches and methods and reflect upon scientific literature with special reference to the chosen specialization, as well as (closely) related disciplines;
- design a research plan within the topics of the chosen specialization and critically reflect (under supervision) on the phases of the scientific research process;
- carry out a research plan within the chosen specialization by using appropriate methods, research designs and techniques to collect data and critically interpret the results;
- apply specialization-specific advanced laboratory and analytical techniques and statistical methods for the collection and analyses of data, and evaluate their suitability for addressing specific research questions and hypotheses;
- respond to social and ethical issues that arise in work on or study of human nutrition;
- co-operate as a specialist in a multidisciplinary team to solve more complex problems;
- communicate project outcomes, rationale, and methods convincingly, to specialists and non-specialists using appropriate techniques;
- design and plan their own learning process based on evaluation of personal knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance.


- Epidemiology and Public Health;
- Nutritional Physiology and Health Status;
- Molecular Nutrition and Toxicology;
- Sensory Science;
- Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (Distance Learning).

Programme Director

Ir R.C.L. Marteijn
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1040
Phone.: 0317-(4)87312

Study Adviser(s)

Only for those students that previously completed the BVG programme at WU:
- Ir. E.S. van der Mark-Idzinga
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1039
Phone: 0317-(4)88410
For all students MNH (including the category above):
- Ir. M.G. Nieboer
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1039
Phone: 0317-(4)84301
- Dr. ir. RAM Dhonukshe-Rutten
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1039
Phone: 0317-(4)83763
- A. Jager, MSc
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1039
Phone: 0317-(4)80890
- E. Waterham, MSc
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1039
Phone: 0317-(4)85122
For appointments see

Programme Committee

Chair: A.H. Kersten
Secretary: ir. R.C.L. Marteijn


Study Association

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