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M.Sc. Nutritional Sciences

The international M.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences leads to a fully-accredited non-thesis M.Sc. degree from the Hebrew University.

The next international M.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences will be held during the 2013-14 academic year from October 2013 – September 2014.

Nutritional and Food Sciences are rapidly expanding areas of research that are making major contributions to health promotion, and new developments in the food industry. As the relationship between diet and disease is better understood, advancements are being made to improve the nutritional value of foods and to increase the variety of products on the market that have added health and additional benefits.

The Hebrew University is one of the most prominent and respected institutions in the world. As the leading Israeli institution awarding academic degrees in Nutritional and Food Sciences, the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment has a unique status in the country. Our graduates include executives in the Ministries of Health and Agriculture and leading members of the food industry. The Faculty is located in Rehovot, some 55 kms northwest of the main campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and 30 kms southeast of Tel Aviv.

Within the Faculty, the Institute of Nutritional and Food Sciences is comprised of The School of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Food Sciences. Institute staff include many of the principal Israeli researchers in these fields.

One of the key factors in the success of the Institute has been the close relationship between nutritionists in the field, research & development teams in the food industry and the academic community. Continual collaborations allow for research to address practical needs, and give those working in the field the advantage of immediate access to new developments in the laboratories of the academic institutions. At the heart of this academic community is the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The Faculty’s Division for International Studies conducts a variety of programs, among them long-and short-term international courses (in English) at the highest levels. Participants have an opportunity to acquire advanced academic knowledge and applications. Simultaneously, they develop a network of contacts both among the Faculty staff and with other participants who share their interests.

Graduates of the program receive an M.Sc. degree in Nutritional Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Those attaining a high level of achievement are eligible to transfer to the thesis-stream for an additional year conducting research and writing and defending a full M.Sc. thesis.

The programme is conducted at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot. It is administered by the Faculty's Division for International Studies.

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