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Master's degree in Consumer Sciences and Nutrition

This degree provides the following competences: critical thinking regarding new challenges in food consumption; understanding of the factors currently determining food consumption and the respective implications of the link between food technology and the development of novel products; the ability to raise awareness of and change attitudes to healthy eating habits; insight into the processes of creation, development and implementation of novel food products, as well as the adaptation of existing products; and the ability to conceive and implement research projects in consumer science and nutrition.
This degree is intended for any first cycle holder of a degree in the natural sciences, health science, life sciences or technology who is interested and currently working in the area of food consumption and nutrition, namely in the following sectors: modern retail (supermarkets); the food industry; animal and plant production; entities of public administration involved in food consumption (ASAE, DGConsumidor, etc); NGO’s involved in issues of food consumption (DECO, daycare centres, etc); specialised media; and research and teaching.


The academic schedule is available at http://www.fc.up.pt/fcup/documentos/documentos.php?ap=33&ano=2011


Master’s Programmes in Conjunction with other Institutions

General information

Official Code: 6469
Director: Luís Miguel Cunha
Acronym: M:CCN
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units


  • Master's degree in Consumer Sciences and Nutrition (120 ECTS credits)
  • Specialization in Food Consumption and Nutrition Sciences (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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