Published: 10-12-2021 10:38 | Updated: 13-12-2021 11:24

Two new global master's programmes at KI

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Students studying. Photo: Erik Flyg

KI's education is in constant development. The international program offering is now expanding, and two additional master’s programmes have been added to the catalogue. It is The Master's Programme in Translational Physiology and Pharmacology and The Master's Program in Nutrition Science that will start during the autumn of 2022.

The application for KI's global bachelor's and master's programs is currently open. This means that the new Master's Program in Translational Physiology and Pharmacology has its first round of admission ever.

“The program combines and integrates physiology and pharmacology to provide a deeper knowledge of how the human body works, both in health and disease. We believe that there is a need, both in academia and in the life science sector for this type of knowledge and that our students will be in great demand on the job market,” says Jessica Norrbom, Program Director for the Master's Program in Translational Physiology and Pharmacology at KI.

Can it be interesting for students on KI's undergraduate programs to apply?

“Absolutely! To be eligible for the program, you must have at least a 3-year bachelor's degree. We have consciously chosen to have a relatively broad eligibility profile and welcome students with a background in biomedicine, biotechnology, chemistry, cell and molecular biology, but also students with a degree in health care and medicine.”

What are you most looking forward to when starting the program next autumn?

“Both me and my colleagues think it will be incredibly exciting to start this new program. What I look forward to most is meeting our students!”

Master´s Programme in Nutrition now 120 ECTS

The second master's program that will have its first batch of students in the autumn of 2022 is the Master's Program in Nutrition Science. This was previously a one-year master's program of 60 ECTS that KI has offered since the autumn of 2018. It is now being expanded and will run over two years and give 120 ECTS.

What makes the new program different from the previous one?

“The two-year program provides more in-depth and comprehensive knowledge in the subject of nutrition compared to the one-year program. The courses in the current program will be expanded in terms of the subject's scientific basis, research and measurement methodology and statistics. There are also new courses in, for example, nutritional treatment and clinical aspects. The first year consists of courses that provide a solid foundation in various aspects of nutrition science, while year two provides the student with the opportunity to create their own profile in the subject through elective courses and a degree project,” says Magdalena Rosell, Program Director for the Master's Program in Nutrition Science.

The program is aimed at students with a medical/natural science background who are interested in continuing to work with issues or research in the areas of nutrition, diet and physical activity.

“The background can be in biomedicine, medicine, cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, nutrition or equivalent. For example, it may be interesting for students at KI’s undergraduate programmes to apply who study biomedicine, medicine or dentistry,” says Magdalena Rosell.

Application deadline 17 January 2022

The application period for both programs is open now and the last application date is January 17. You can find more information about how to apply and find more global programmes on KI's education website.