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Inter-univeresity Master's Degree in Nutrition and Metabolism - 10th edition

* In September, the preristration form only will be available for Functional Food Design

This Master's Degree Programme, taught by Universitat Rovira i Virgili and Universitat de Barcelona in collaboration with the Universitat de les Illes Balears. It is based on training and research excellence, including the latest improvements in clinical nutrition, nutrigenomics and functional foods, as well as, a high cooperation with prestigious hospitals, research groups and food industries.

Career opportunities

Graduates can work in the fields of clinical and nutritional healthcare, in the food industry (design of functional foods), and in research as members of multidisciplinary research groups: R&D&I units of the food industry, regulatory agencies, public and private research centres, hospital research units, and private consultancies. They can also go on to take a doctoral degree.

Inter-university Master's Degree in Nutrition and Metabolism
Duration 60 ECTS credits - 1 year
Track Professional and research

Candidates may choose one depending on the field they want to specialise:

  • Research
  • Functional Food Design
  • Clinical Nutrition
Type Face-to-face, with some online subjects
Timetable The master's degree is taught face-to-face. The theoretical classes are held in the afternoon/evening from Monday to Friday. The master's degree thesis classes are held in the mornings.
Language of instruction 89% Spanish, 11% English
Mobility Mobility between the URV and the UB, depending where the subjects are done.
Places available 60
Collaborating institutions University of the Balearic Islands
Participating universities
  • University Rovira i Virgili (coordinating university)
  • University of Barcelona
  • Faculty of Chemistry (URV): course guide
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (URV) course guide
  • Faculty of Biology (UB)
  • Faculty of Pharmacy (UB)
Associated doctoral programme
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Nutrigenomics and Personalised Nutrition (inter-university, coordinated by UIB, URV and UPV/EHU)
  • Biomedicine (URV)
  • Food and Nutrition (UB)
Course data Teaching begins in late September and ends in mid-June. Students may defend the master's degree thesis in June or September.
Master's degree thesis One call in June. However, the student can apply to submit it in September.
Master's degree website Inter-university Master's Degree in Nutririon and Metabolism
Academic coordinator Dr. Begoña Muguerza Marquínez
Coordinator's email address begona.muguerza(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat
Administrative contact Secretary’s Office of the Faculty of Chemistry
977 559 516
Specific grants for this master's degree Collaboration grants

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