Study programme learning outcomes

The basic aim of the study programme is to communicate in-depth theoretical knowledge from basic natural science, food science and analysis of food, food safety, nutritional engineering and methods of development and research. The graduate is qualified for the most demanding and most responsible work in planning, organising, control and leading the production of food, for creating and developing new technological processes and new products, for work in control and analytical laboratories and inspection services, and for research work.


Mode of study

The program predicts 30 enrollment slots for full-time study, 1 slot for Slovenes without Slovene citizenship and foreigners and 2 slots for parallel studies.


Official duration of the study programme in credits and years

The second cycle master's study programme NUTRITION lasts 2 years (4 semesters) and has a workload of 120 ECTS. Students are required to complete 60 ECTS each year.


Name of qualification and title conferred

  • magister inženir prehrane or
  • magistrica inženirka prehrane
  • mag. inž. preh.

Admission requirements

Candidates may enrol in the Master's study program Nutrition who have completed:

a) the first cycle Bologna study programme Food Science and Nutrition or a comparable first cycle Bologna study programme at other faculties.

b) a first cycle Bologna study programme of the Biotechnical faculty UL or of other faculties in a non-related field (related fields are defined under a) and c)), provided that the candidates complete other study requirements in the amount of 30 ECTS from courses of the first cycle Bologna study programme Food Science and Nutrition: a) graduates of comparable study programmes in the field of life sciences shall take courses from the group of compulsory professional courses (Basics of Nutrition; Clinical Dietetics and the Epidemiology of Nutrition, Food Hygiene, Nutritional Microbiology, Food Quality and Legislation, Organisation and Operation of Food Plants, Physiology of Renewal), b) graduates of study programmes with a comparable extent of core courses (mathematics. chemistry, biology, physics, biochemistry) shall take courses from the group of compulsory professional courses (Basics of Nutrition; Clinical Dietetics and the Epidemiology of Nutrition, Food Hygiene, Nutritional Microbiology, Food Quality and Legislation, Organisation and Operation of Food Plants, Physiology of Renewal), c) graduates of all other fields of study who do not have a comparable extent of core and professional courses shall obtain additional requirements from the group of compulsory core courses and compulsory professional courses.

c) a pre-Bologna or Bologna professional study programme in the field of food science and nutrition, or a comparable first cycle professional study programme of other faculties.

d) a study programme in non-related fields (under the stated conditions). Related fields are defined under a) and c).

e) a pre-Bologna or Bologna professional study programe of the Biotechnical faculty UL or of other faculties in a non-related field (related fields are defined under a) and c)), provided that the candidates complete other study requirements in the amount of up to 60 ECTS from courses of the first cycle Bologna study programme Food Science and Nutrition: a) graduates of study programmes in the field of life sciences shall take courses in the amount of up to 30 ECTS from the group of compulsory professional courses (Basics of Nutrition; Clinical Dietetics and the Epidemiology of Nutrition, Food Hygiene, Nutritional Microbiology, Food Quality and Legislation, Organisation and Operation of Food Plants, Physiology of Renewal), b) graduates of study programmes with a comparable extent of core courses (mathematics. chemistry, biology, physics, biochemistry) shall take courses in the amount of up to 40 ECTS from the group of compulsory professional courses (Basics of Nutrition; Clinical Dietetics and the Epidemiology of Nutrition, Food Hygiene, Nutritional Microbiology, Food Quality and Legislation, Organisation and Operation of Food Plants, Physiology of Renewal), c) graduates of all other fields of study who do not have a comparable extent of core and professional courses shall obtain additional requirements in the amount of 60 ECTS from the group of compulsory core courses and compulsory professional courses.

Admission to the programme is also granted to candidates who have completed equivalent education abroad, and who enrol under the same requirements which apply for candidates who completed their education in Slovenia. Prior to enrolment in the study programme they must complete the procedure for recognition of education for the purpose of further study.

In case of limited enrolment the following selection criteria apply:
- candidates referred to in points a) and c) will be selected on the basis of the average grade achieved during undergraduate studies.
- candidates referred to in points b) and d) will be selected on the basis of the average grade achieved during undergraduate studies and the average grade of the exams appointed to them as a condition for enrolment in the master's studies. Each of these average grades counts as 50% of the candidate’s final mark. 
If several candidates referred to in the previous paragraph achieve equal final mark, preference will be given to those with a higher average grade achieved during the first cycle studies.


Advancement requirements

Conditions for progression to Year 2:
A student may enrol in Year 2 if he completes 48 ECTS from study obligations of Year 1 by the end of the academic year. The competent Studies Committee may exceptionally approve the progression from Year 1 to Year 2 for a student who does not meet the requirement, if the student can provide justifiable reasons in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

Conditions for repeating a year:
Students can repeat a year provided that they complete study requirements in a total amount of at least 28 ECTS.

During their course of study students may only once repeat a year or change their study programme owing to non-fulfilment of requirements.


Transfer between study programmes

A transfer between study programmes means termination of education in the first study programme and continuation of studies in another study programme. A transfer is possible only if the the candidates meet the requirements for enrolment in the new study programme. Tansfers between various study programmes for obtaining the same level of education is possible if at least 50% of ECTS of the first study programme can be recognised (i.e. if at least 30 ECTS can be recognised in the first year of the new study programme).

Transfers are possible:
a) for candidates from second cycle Bologna master's study programmes:
- in professional fields of the Biotechnical faculty UL. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment. The requirements for completion of the study programme and the year in which the student is allowed to enrol are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.
- in other professional fields and of other faculties. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment. The requirements for completion of the study programme and the year in which the student is allowed to enrol are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.

b) for graduates of pre-Bologna study programmes:
- from the academic study programme Food Technology: if candidates meet the requirements for enrolment, they are enrolled in Year 2. In order to complete the study programme, they shall complete 30 ECTS from compulsory and elective professional courses and successfully defend a master thesis.
- from academic study programmes in other fields and of other faculties: if candidates meet the requirements for enrolment, they are enrolled in Year 2. In order to complete the study programme, they shall complete 60 ECTS from compulsory professional courses (uman Nutrition, Nutrition in the Life Cycle and Nutritional Status, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition, Alternative Methods of Nutrition, Immunology of Nutrition, Applicative Nutrition, Physiology of Nutrition II, Planning Nutrition, Nutrition, Health Policy and Legislation) and successfully defend a master thesis.