University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Nutrition and Food Biosciences

University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Food Science
Nutrition Sciences
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)


The Master of Science Nutrition and Food Biosciences focuses on developing advanced research competencies to address current challenges in the areas of Nutrition and Food Biosciences in Canada and globally. The scope of this fundamental and applied sciences program covers the continuum from food processing to health and wellness. This interdisciplinary program offers advanced education in three main areas of expertise (clinical and public health nutrition, food sciences and cellular and molecular nutrition), which allow students to investigate the role of nutrition and food in promoting health and preventing and treating nutrition related illness. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the chemical composition and physical characteristics of foods, which determine their nutritive value and sensory properties. They will study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the metabolic responses to different foods and diets and be able to communicate the importance of good nutrition for maintaining health and managing diet-related diseases.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in food science, nutrition science, health sciences, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, biomedical science or related disciplines with a minimum average of 70% (B) calculated according to the graduate studies guidelines.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Letter of Intent

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 14, 2022