About this degree program

Nutrition and Biomedicine is a full-time graduate level program that focuses on the interfaces between human biology, nutritional science and medicine. It prepares graduates to meet high standards of professional excellence in academic research as well as in the global food and pharmaceutical industries.

The curriculum is based on an interdisciplinary approach to current topics in modern nutrition and biomedicine. Its key features are the development, prevention and treatment of complex nutrition-related diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, gastrointestinal diseases, and cancer.

Students will gain a profound understanding of chemical and microbial food components and their impact on the human organism. They will acquire a broad spectrum of modern laboratory techniques as applied in experimental and clinical research in the nutrition and biomedical sciences.

Quick facts

Study program Nutrition and Biomedicine
Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Study Program Division Nutrition
Location TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan
Language of instruction English
Accreditation System-accredited since 2014
Start of program Winter semester 2019/20 (starting October 2019)
Course duration 4 semesters / 2 years
Study mode Full time on campus
Credit points 120 ECTS
Next Application period 1 January - 31 May 2019
Contact Kai Hartwig

*All fees at the Technische Universität München are subject to change.

Career opportunities

Graduates become involved in a wide variety of career fields ranging from basic research in biochemistry to applied experimental research and product development in the pharmaceutical industry. They are in demand as public health and food safety specialists and may be working in clinical research. Moreover, career opportunities are found in the food industry and its related sectors where our graduates may find work in product development or quality management positions. Many highly successful Master graduates also follow an academic career involving teaching and research at universities or at public and private research institutes.


For more information or assistance, please contact:

Dr. Kai Hartwig

Technische Universität München
Study Program Division Nutrition
Gregor-Mendel-Str. 2


ZIEL, Cube A, Room No. 2.35, second floor
85350 Freising-Weihenstephan

phone: +49 8161 71 3336

consultation times:
Wednesdays, 14.00 - 15.00 h,
and by appointment
Room No. 2.35