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Master of Nutrition and Food Biosciences (MSc)

Program Descritpion

Coming soon - Conditional upon approval by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Anticipated date for this program to receive its first cohort is September 1, 2022.

The Master of Science Nutrition and Food Biosciences focuses on developing advanced research competencies to address current challenges in the areas of Nutrition and Food Biosciences in Canada and globally. The scope of this fundamental and applied sciences program covers the continuum from food processing to health and wellness.

This interdisciplinary program offers advanced education in three main areas of expertise (clinical and public health nutrition, food sciences and cellular and molecular nutrition), which allow students to investigate the role of nutrition and food in promoting health and preventing and treating nutrition related illness. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the chemical composition and physical characteristics of foods, which determine their nutritive value and sensory properties. They will study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the metabolic responses to different foods and diets and be able to communicate the importance of good nutrition for maintaining health and managing diet-related diseases.

This program addresses the continuum of research from food formulation to metabolism, focusing on the intersection between healthy food and healthier lives.

More info


  • Degree offered: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Registration status option: Full-time
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Program option (expected duration of the program):

with thesis (6 full-time terms; 24 consecutive months

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