Admission criteria

Human Nutrition study track
 

What are applicable studies to the Human Nutrition study track?
Since Nutrition Science is an applied science that has foundations in biology, an applicable student should ideally have prior knowledge from the following fields: sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology); human biology (cell biology, anatomy, physiology, pathology); nutrition science (nutritional physiology, public health nutrition, diets); food science (food chemistry, food technology).

Examples of applicable BSc degrees are Bachelor´s degree in Human Nutrition or Dietetics, Food Sciences (provided that the studies include human biology and nutrition) or other Life Sciences (provided that the studies include human biology, and nutrition or food science). Applicants with Bachelor´s degree from other fields may be applicable if they have completed (additional) university-level studies on relevant fields.

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Continuation of studies in HNFB after completion of a Bachelor’s programme at University of Helsinki
Students from the Bachelor's Programmes in Food Sciences and Molecular Biosciences may register to the Human Nutrition study track. Registration periods are twice a year in April and in October.

The prerequisite is that the student has completed three HNFB-courses (HNFB-112, HNFB-121 and HNFB-122) with the grade 3/5 or higher.

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Food-related Behaviour study track
 

What are applicable studies to the Food-related Behaviour study track?
In order to apply for the food-related behaviour study track, applicant's earlier studies should include social and behavioural sciences, such as sociology, social psychology, psychology, media and communication studies, home economics, consumer economics, consumer studies, cultural studies, or marketing. It is a further benefit if earlier studies include food-related courses. In addition, applicants should have completed courses on qualitative and/or quantitative research methods in social or behavioural sciences.

Applicant can apply for the food-related behaviour study track also if your background is in human nutrition. However, also in this case earlier studies should include courses on the behavioural, social and/or cultural aspects of eating as well as suitable method courses.

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Continuation of studies in HNFB after completion of a Bachelor’s programme at University of Helsinki
Students from the Bachelor's Programmes in Educational Sciences and Social Sciences may register to the Human Nutrition study track. Registration periods are twice a year in April and in October.

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