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Master in Clinical Nutrition

The Master in clinical nutrition is a post-graduation course designed for health professionals (nutritionists, dietitians, nurses, pharmacists and medical doctors) who aim to strengthen their theoretical knowledge and to perform research activities in clinical nutrition.

This course has a strong clinical component, supported by sound theoretical concepts essential to perform in clinical nutrition.

The cycle of studies is accredited by the Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education Agency (A3ES Logo). More information can be found in the reports made available by A3ES.


The course has 3 semesters, the first two are dedicated to theoretical specialization and the third one is dedicated to conduct research leading to the master’s degree. Students approved in the first two semesters (specialization course) will be granted a post-graduate diploma in clinical nutrition.

Access requirements
Access requirements are established by the Master’s Scientific Committee and will be defined at least 6 months before the application period.
Access is limited to:
• holder’s of ‘Licenciatura’ (1st degree) in the areas defined by the scientific committee.
• A foreign higher education degree (first cycle) in the areas defined by the Scientific Committee and within the Bologna statement requirements.
• A foreign higher education degree, recognised by the Master’s Scientific Committee.

Program requirements
To provide in-depth knowledge and improve skills in clinical nutrition..

General information

Official Code: 6199
Director: Carmen Brás Silva
Acronym: NC
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2008/2009
Duration: 4 Semesters

Study Plan


  • Master in Clinical Nutrition (120 ECTS credits)
  • Specialization Course in Clinical Nutrition (60 ECTS credits)

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