MAS ETH in Nutrition and Health (MAS ETH NH)

Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ

LocationZürich, Zurich region, Switzerland

The MAS Programmes aim to give greater depth or interdisciplinary breadth to an original academic qualification or may lead to a change of profession. They correspond to at least 60 ECTS credits, require a Master’s thesis or project work and generally last between one year full-time and two years part-time.

Master of Advanced Studies

This description is only available in English.


Health, Life & Natural Science

In-depth and dynamic continuing education programme on the links between food, nutrition, health and disease.

Programme structure

Programme description

Natural scientists are offered an advanced education, the MAS ETH NH, that gives a broad overview on aspects of food and nutrition, their influence on health, and their potential for prevention of diseases. This also includes in–depth knowledge in physiology of eating, nutrition related toxicology, nutrigenomics as well as research methodologies related to nutrition.


MAS ETH NH graduates are trained to distinguish and understand problems of nutrition while continuing to work in their field of expertise. Depending on this field of expertise, jobs can be expected in nutrition research, nutrition teaching, nutrition journalism and different sections of the food industry.

Professional perspectives

General: Nutrition research; nutrition teaching at different levels; nutrition journalism. Public Health Area: Governmental or non–governmental organisations detecting and monitoring nutrition related health problems; designing and implementing health strategies; providing information related to nutrition and health. Food industry: Nutrition research or product development to design food with health benefit. Pharmacy: Consulting customers on nutrition and nutrition related diseases.

Programme structure

Min of 35 ECTS from a choice of 15 compulsory courses, 5 ECTS from a choice of 10 optional courses, 1 week laboratory analysis, Master Thesis
Completion of programme in one year: 100% work load, completion in two years: 50% work load

Tuition languages

English: 100 %


Master of Advanced Studies with title ’MAS ETH in Nutrition and Health’ (MAS ETH NH)

Credit points

60 ECTS credits

Target group and requirements

Target group

Graduates with a Master’s degree or equivalent in natural science, medical doctors and pharmacists.


Master’s degree acknowledged by ETH or equivalent educational qualifications. General study language is English.

Required language skills

English: C1 - Show proficiency scales

Examination languages


Time and place


Spring and Autumn Semester


Full-time study during 2 semesters or part-time study over 3 or 4 semesters

Application period

01.01.-30.04. for Autumn Semester, 01.07.-31.10. for Spring Semester (later applications may be accepted upon request if places are still available)


ETH Zurich

Tuition fee

CHF 19,500

Deregistration fee

After 30 days upon admission: CHF 9,750



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Questions about the application

ETH Zurich, School for Continuing Education, HG E 17-18.5, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Tel. 0041 (0)44 632 56 59 , info [a] sce[.]ethz[.]ch


Programme management

Professor Michael B. Zimmermann (Programme Director) and Dr Isabelle Herter-Aeberli (Programme Manager)


ETH Zurich, Verena Jäger, Human Nutrition Laboratory, 8092 Zurich, Tel. 0041 (0)44 632 84 21 , verena.jaeger [a] hest[.]ethz[.]ch

Responsible body

ETH Zurich, Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST)


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