About this degree program

The Bachelor in Nutritional Science is a full-time undergraduate degree program offered by the Study Program Division of Nutrition. In response to the scientific and health-care challenges of the 21st century, this nationwide unique study program draws upon the expertise of different disciplines in the field of life and food sciences. It covers both basic principles and up-to-date findings in nutrition science and related fields such as human medicine, food science, bioscience, and public health.

The curriculum of our Bachelor's program combines theoretical training with hands-on research experience. Students will develop skills to reflect critically on the social and economic dimensions of human nutrition and the food chain. Our graduates enjoy high employment rates and find positions in academic institutions and science-based industries.

Quick facts

Study program Nutritional Science
Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study Program Division Nutrition
Location TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan
Language of instruction German
Accreditation System-accredited since 2014
Start of program Winter semester 2018/19 (starting October 2018)*
Course duration 6 semesters / 3 years
Study mode Full time on campus
Credit points 180 ECTS
Application period 15 May - 15 July 2018
Contact Dr. Sabine Köhler

* Applications for the summer term 2018 (second and third year of studies only) can be handed in from 15 November 2017 to 15 January 2018.
** All fees at the Technische Universität München are subject to change.

Career opportunities

This program is particularly appropriate for students seeking a career in research, nutritional medicine and industrial production. Our graduates are found working in a wide range of settings such as clinical research, product development and health education. They are in demand as food safety specialists and consultants to public health agencies. Many successful graduates continue their studies and take our graduate degree program, the Master in Nutrition and Biomedicine.


Dr. Sabine Köhler

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

Institute for Food and Health, Cube A, second floor, room no. 2.35
85354 Freising-Weihenstephan

phone: +49 8161 71-3336

consultation times:
Wednesdays, 14.00 -16.00, Thursdays, 9.00 -12.00
and by appointment,
room no. EG.028 on the ground-floor