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 both within the chosen specialisation;
-understand concepts and mechanisms of 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 specialisation, as well as (closely) related disciplines;
-design a research plan within the topics of the chosen specialisation and critically reflect (under supervision) on the phases of the scientific research process;
-apply specialisation specific advanced laboratory and analytical techniques and statistical methods for the collection and analyses of data, and to evaluate their suitability for addressing specific research questions and hypotheses;
-carry out a research plan within the chosen specialisation by using adequate methods, research designs and techniques to collect data and critically interpret the results;
-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 convincingly project outcomes, methods and underpinning rationale to specialists and non-specialists using appropriate techniques;
-design and plan their own learning process based on evaluation upon personal knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance.


- Epidemiology and Public Health;
- Nutritional Physiology and Health Status;
- Molecular Nutrition and Toxicology;
- Sensory Science.

Programme Director

Ir R.C.L. Marteijn, MSc
Biotechnion, Building 307, Bomenweg 2, room 218
Phone.: 0317-(4)87312

Study Adviser(s)

For only those students that previously completed the BVG programme at WU:
- Ir E.S. van der Mark-Idzinga
Biotechnion, Bomenweg 2, room 218
Phone: 0317-(4)88410

For all students MNH:
- Ir M.G. Nieboer
Biotechnion, Bomenweg 2, room 220b
Phone: 0317-(4)84301
- Ir M.L. van der Kamp
Biotechnion, Bomenweg 2, room 218
Phone: 0317-(4)83763

For appointments please see the programme intranetsite:

Programme Committee

Chair: Ir R.C.L. Marteijn
Secretary: ir R.N. Petiet / M. Huisman-de Lange


Study Association

Forum, Droevendaalsesteeg 2