|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Science in Health Sciences (Clinical Nutrition))|
|Tuition fee||€5,000 per year
More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee/tuition.
NB! Applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland must pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition-fee after receiving an admission offer.
|Application fee||€100 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July) in the field of health sciences. For country-specific document requirements please see www.ut.ee/en/country-specific
Please be sure to also check further information and our step-by-step application guide at….
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All applicants must comply with our English language requirements. NB! Note that this programme requires English proficiency at C1 level. The only acceptable English tests and exempt categories are specified at www.ut.ee/en/english-language-requirements
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please write a brief motivation letter (in English, maximum of 500 words) based on the following points:
- clear evidence of the applicant’s interests in clinical nutrition;
Admission to the masters’ programme is dependent on success in an Entrance Interview combined with a strong motivation letter (50% each).
The Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition is being held on site in Tartu. The curriculum provides broad knowledge of the biochemistry, physiology, and metabolism which underpins clinical provision. The study format includes lectures, seminars and practical work. The founder and lead lecturer of the programme is Professor Alastair Forbes, who previously established a clinical nutrition course at UCL, London.
Lecture rooms are fully equipped with modern technology, and the research laboratories meet the highest standards. Students can use the library of the University of Tartu and a wide range of electronic resources.
The teaching faculty represents a full range of clinical specialties as well as mainstream nutrition, and to complement this, we are inviting a number of leading international experts, which will help students to form affiliations with some of Europe’s best nutrition centres.
Students will be encouraged to participate in the Lifelong Learning Program of the European Nutrition Society (ESPEN). Thanks to this programme, it is possible to establish links with other graduate students, not only in Europe but all over the world.
Malnutrition and the increasing problems associated with obesity indicate a growing clinical need for relevantly educated professionals. Completion of the Master’s degree will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to develop clinical nutrition in hospitals, family practices, and nursing homes, and in sports medicine, in public health and in the food industry. In much of Europe there is currently a great need for academically certified specialists. Fulfilling the Clinical Nutrition Master’s programme should be career enhancing.