Master Degree Course in Human Nutrition Sciences

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Study Plan
Tuition and Fees

Teaching language: Italian
Mode of delivery: blended (most of the classes will be held online)
Duration: 2 years (120 CFU)

Overview of the Course

The Master Degree Course in Human Nutrition Sciences aims to form graduated students with a solid and highly qualified scientific, professional and methodological education in the field of nutrition and health, students able to perform advanced tasks and complex evaluation, coordination,  monitoring, schedule, objective, management and training activities in different professional contexts (health, industrial and regulatory), focused to keep and promote the human health.

The Master Degree Course in Human Nutrition Sciences has the specific purpose to form advanced professionals on human nutrition topics, because of a didactic plan able to guarantee knowledges, abilities and competencies based on a solid scientific interdisciplinary education, education in the field of physiology, basic nutrition and food microbiology, food technology, pharmacology and legal aspects. Moreover, clinical disciplines aim to deepen further aspects, such as the ones related to pathologies related or genetically due to the nutrition, the role of food and diets in different physiological conditions, the prevention of chronic degenerative diseases  and the improving of the well-being and the quality of life.

Professional Opportunities

The graduate student in Human Nutrition Sciences will easily find a job opportunity in various sectors, both public and private, or as an independent contractor in the Nutrition field. The sector is growing thanks to some innovative aspects, and will be in the future more and more important for the human health in the third millennium. In particular::

1) Public healthcare facilities: in the context of national and regional healthcare programs, participating in health promotion and disease prevention projects; planning and managing nutritional assessment programs.

2) Public and / or private research institutes: planning, managing and developing scientific research studies in the field of Food Science.

3) Food, dietary and pharmaceutical companies: planning, developing, and enhancing food products with a high nutritional impact (functional foods); managing information and labeling related to nutrition and health claims; developing certification systems, control and food technology laboratories;

4) Catering companies and hospital food services: implementing integrated management systems for food quality.

5) Private practice: Degree Course in Nutrition Sciences graduates, will be able to engage in business activities and as freelancers, after passing the State examination and after the registration to the Biologists Association, in the field of the Feed and the Human Nutrition and Life Science (Biology).

Graduates can also work for organizations and NGOs interested in malnutrition problems in the southern countries or in groups of populations at risk of malnutrition.

Finally, graduates of Human Nutrition Sciences will be able to enroll, after passing the State exam, in the Professional Order of Biologists.

Admission Requirements

In order to access the Master degree course, students must have a bachelor or single-cycle degree courses or different qualifications achieved abroad suitable, as well as specific curricular requirements and an appropriate personal preparation.

Regarding the curricular requirements, students shall have one of the following degree course:

  • L-2 Biotechnologies, L-13 Biological Sciences, L-22 Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, L-26 Food Sciences and Technology, L-27 Chemical Sciences and Technology, L-29 Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology or related degree courses as provided for in the ex D.M. 509/99;
  • L-SNT/03 (Technical Health Professions, limited to Dietistic);
  • LM-13 Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, LM-41 Medicine and Surgery or related degree courses as provided for in the ex D.M. 509/99;
  • LM-6 Biology, LM-8 Industrial Biotechnology, LM-9 Medical, Veterinarian and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, LM-70 Food Sciences and Technology or related degree courses as provided for in the ex D.M. 509/99.

Students graduated in a different master degree course can access to the course, provided that they achieved at least 48 CFU in the following subjects area (in brackets the minimum number of CFU required in each subject area):

  • MAT/01 and MAT/07 (6 CFU);
  • FIS/01 and FIS/07 (4 CFU);
  • CHIM/01 and CHIM/11 (8 CFU);
  • BIO/01- and BIO/19 (20 CFU)

Moreover, candidates from one of the degree courses mentioned above with a minimum graduation mark of 96/110 or with an average of the marks achieved in all the exams related to the subjects area aforementioned equal or greater than 26/30, they will be exempted from the interview/written test. Students who do not meet these requirements will be asked to sit an interview/written test in the following subjects: General Biology, Biochemistry, Human Physiology and organic and inorganic Chemistry.

Graduated students must have a very good knowledge of the English language, certified by the achievement of an academic exam of English language or an official qualification.

Study Plan


Physiology of digestive, uptake and human nutrition processBIO/096Core educational activity
I.C. Biochemistry and molecular biology   
Biochemistry and Metabolism of nutrientsBIO/107Core educational activity
Molecular BiologyBIO/125Core educational activity
I.C. Hygiene, quality and food safety   
Food HygieneMED/425Core educational activity
Quality and microbiological safety of foodAGR/166Core educational activity
I.C. Analytical and pharmaceutical food chemistry   
Food chemistryCHIM/105Core educational activity
Pharmaceutical chemistryCHIM/085Similar/Supplementary
I.C. Food allergies, immunity and medications   
PharmacologyBIO/147Core educational activity
I.C. Statistics and Processing   
Medical and epidemiological statisticsMED/013Similar/Supplementary
Data and Information managementING-INF/053Similar/Supplementary
Elective course 4 




I.C Food Technology and Law   
Technology and Control of food qualityAGR/156Core educational activity
Food LawIUS/035Core educational activity
I.C. Human Nutrition   
Nutrition and Health PromotionMED/498Core educational activity
Nutrition BioethicsMED/432Similar/Supplementary
I.C. Practical aspects in general and specialized medicine   
EndocrinologyMED/135Core educational activity
Practical aspects of nutrition in cardiologyMED/112Similar/Supplementary
Practical aspects of nutrition in internal medicineMED/095Core educational activity
Practical aspects of nutrition in eating disordersMED/252Similar/Supplementary
Elective course 4 
English language 6 
Useful knowledge for the entry into employment 3 
Final Exam 12 




Tuition and Fees


The amount of the fees for the Academic Year 2021/2022 is 2500 € for each academic year.

In order to be admitted to the examinations and to the graduation, students are required to be up-to-date with the payment of the tuition fee. Students who close their career (in case of graduation, qualification, study suspension, transfer, study waiver) are in any case required to fully pay the contributions for the academic year they are enrolled in.


Regional Tax for the Right to Study (Lazio Region)

Students are required to pay the regional tax for the right to study, of which the amount is now set at 140 €, but may be subject to possible changes agreed by the Lazio Region.

The afore-mentioned tax shall be paid directly to Lazio Disco and a proof of payment of it must be submitted to UniCamillus.

Actors of the Quality Assurance Process

The Quality Assurance Group (QA) is chaired by the Director of the Degree Course or by the President, who is the Responsible for the Quality of the Course; it ensures the proper and regular performance of the activities, in coordination with the Academic Quality Assurance and with the QA referents of the University.

The QA contributes to the design, implementation and verification of the activities of the Degree Course.

The Review Group performs the following functions:

a) identifying the improvements, reporting the person in charge and specifying the deadlines and the indicators that allow verifying the degree of implementation;

b) verifying the achievement of the objectives pursued or identifying any reasons for a failure or partial achievement;

c) drafting the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR), which is sent to the Evaluation Unit and the Academic Quality Assurance through the University Quality Office.


During the statutory transitional phase, in order to facilitate the start-up phase of the QA System, UniCamillus considered it functional to choose the appointment at the level of each Degree Course of the only Quality Assurance Group, which is also called to perform the functions of the Review Group.

The QA has the task of monitoring the progress of the Degree Course management and of drafting the Annual Monitoring Report and the cyclical review report (RCC) in collaboration with the President of the Teaching Committee.