Structure of the programmeStructure of the programme

The Bachelor Programme in Global Nutrition and Health consists of 7 semesters, each of 30 ECTS the student must complete to graduate as Bachelor of Global Nutrition and Health.


  • Semester 1

    Semester 1 consists of theme 1 which introduces key concepts from health, natural and social sciences and humanities relevant for understanding the field of Global Nutrition and Health. Main subjects are concepts of health and well-being, global burden of disease and health inequalities, nutrition and dietary guidelines, physiology, biochemistry, sociology of food and intercultural communication.

  • Semester 2

    Semester 2 consists of theme 2 which focuses on health promotion, educational theory and practice, and research methods. Main subjects are health communication, health education, theories of motivation, didactics and learning theories, quantitative and qualitative methods.

  • Semester 3

    Semester 3 consists of theme 3 which focuses on local and global sustainability to pro-mote health and health equality for individuals, groups and communities. Main subjects are sustainability theory, food systems, food security, consumer and market mechanisms, community development.

  • Semester 4

    Semester 4 consists of theme 4 which focuses on nutrition and interventions targeting all across the lifespan in real life settings. The main subjects are lifespan nutrition, physical activity, planning and intervention theories and tools, and internship.

  • Semester 5

    Semester 5 consists of theme 5 which expands on theories and methodology from previous themes with specific focus on global health promotion and public health, nutrition and wellbeing, as well as research carried out in culturally and socially diverse contexts. Furthermore, this theme will train the students’ ability to work in inter-professional and inter-sectoral collaborations including collaboration in research and development. The underpinning topics are public health, nutrition and health inequality, wellbeing, epidemiology, complex interventions, research methods, ethics and knowledge dissemination.

  • Semester 6

    Semester 6 consists of theme 6 which connects all the knowledge from previous themes to be applied in real life projects to improve nutrition and promote health in local, com-munity, national and international settings. The underpinning topics are project management, complex interventions, entrepreneurship & innovation, planning and mapping tools and research methods.

  • Semester 7

    Semester 7 consists of theme 7 which focuses on preparing the students for their future professional life through internship and the bachelor project. In the internship the students are expected to apply knowledge, skills and competencies gained in previous themes. The bachelor project is closely linked to praxis, with a focus on contributing to solving health challenges related to health and nutrition across the globe.