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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.
InternshipsA research internship of eight weeks is to be completed in the third semester.
Course objectivesStudents 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 nutritional and biomedical sciences.
Language requirementsApplicants whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English language proficiency corresponding to level C1 of the Common European Frame of References for Languages (CEFR). Please visit our website at http://www.nutritionsciences.de for more information on the required language certificates and scores. Applicants who hold a Bachelor's degree from an institution where the sole language of instruction is English do not need to provide other proof of their language skills.
Academic requirementsTo be considered for admission, applicants must have completed a three-year Bachelor's degree or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution. The Master of Science in Nutrition and Biomedicine is designed to attract students at a multidisciplinary level. We welcome graduates in nutrition and also encourage students from other natural sciences and related disciplines who share an interest in nutritional and biomedical issues. However, a thorough understanding of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics is vital for successful graduate studies at the Study Programme Division Nutrition.
Enrolment feesApprox. 115 EUR per semester, the fee includes a semester ticket covering public transport in Munich.
Costs of livingApprox. 800 EUR per month to cover personal expenses.
Arrival supportTUM's International Center offers a special programme tailored for international students, TUMinternational (TUMi). The TUMi programme provides help and advice for new students as well as a cultural programme with events scheduled both prior to and during the academic periods.
The service desk of the Student Service Center is the first contact point for international students. We are here to help you with issues such as applications, enrolment, student cards etc. Furthermore, we offer various three- to six-week summer schools combining academics with a rich menu of educational and social activities as a foretaste of university life. For international students who have been admitted to a degree programme, the Student Service Center offers a four-week pre-study course designed to help you get started at the TUM. Students new to TUM are invited to the service fair "Fit for TUM" which takes place before the semester officially starts, to get an overview of the various offerings of support services at TUM. http://www.tum.de/en/studies/international-students/
Learning German: While the language of instruction for many of TUM's postgraduate programmes is English, learning German and thus being able to participate in daily German life at a deeper level enriches the experience of studying and living in Munich. As such, TUM's Language Centre offers language classes for students at all levels, both prior to and during the semester: http://www.sprachenzentrum.tum.de/en/startseite/
Services and support for international studentsIn addition to support services offered by TUM International Center and the Student Service Center (SSZ), the faculty also has its own adviser for international students.
AccommodationIt is not easy to find a place to live in Munich - but it is not impossible either! TUM supports students and employees in their search for accommodation, providing personal advice, in-house listings and useful information to ensure that you can quickly find a place to call your own: http://www.tum.de/en/university-life/accommodations/
With high rents and not enough rooms in halls of residence, the Munich rental market is one of the most competitive in Germany - especially for students. The city boasts over 1.4 million inhabitants, with more people moving to Munich every year - many of them attracted by the excellent study opportunities that Munich has to offer.
Student halls of residence usually offer affordable accommodation for students. The Munich Student Union runs most of these halls of residence - more information at http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/accommodation/