WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,377 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Human Nutrition
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Agriculture
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The programme is designed to train highly skilled postgraduates to be professionals in nutrition and related fields, who will be able to undertake advanced research and plan for the implementation of nutrition improvement programmes at all levels in the country for the alleviation of nutrition insecurity problems.

Regulations pertaining to coursework evaluation shall be as per SUA general regulations and guidelines with the following additions. There shall be one exit point.

(a) Successful completion of all core and elective courses and research part of the programme will qualify a candidate for award of a Master of Science in Human Nutrition.


First semester:

Core Courses
– Statistics, 9.5 credits
– Nutritional metabolism, 8 credits
– Nutrition Epidemiology, 8 credits
– Food and Nutrition Security, 6.5 credits
– Maternal and Child Nutrition, 7 credits
– Research Methods in Nutrition, 8 credits

Elective Courses
– Nutrition in Emergencies, 7 credits
Advanced Food Analysis, 9 credits
Food quality and safety management, 6 credits
Nutritional Biochemistry, 7 credits
Gender and Development, 6.5 credits

Second Semester:
Core Courses
– Nutritional Anthropology, 7 credits
Community Nutritional Assessment, 9.5 credits
Therapeutic Nutrition, 8 credits
– Nutrition Counselling and Advocacy, 7 credits
– Public Health and Health Systems, 7 credits
– Planning and management of nutrition programmes, 7 credits

Elective Courses
– Food Hygiene, 9.5 credits
– Nutrition in Geriatrics, 6.5 credits
Clinical Nutrition, 7 credits
– Food Sensory Evaluation, 6 Credits
– Project Monitoring and Evaluation, 8 credits

Proposal development
– Research Proposal Writing, 15 credits
– Dissertation, 45 credits

Admission Requirements

A candidate should hold an honours degree of the Sokoine University of Agriculture, or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture. In addition to the above general qualification to Master’s degree at SUA, the following are additional requirements for M.Sc. (Human Nutrition):
– Possession of an upper second degree in Human Nutrition, Home Economics, Food Science and Nutrition, Food Technology, Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Agriculture and related fields.
– Admission may also be granted to holders of advanced diploma with distinction or credit in the fields under 1 above provided the applicant has a minimum of two years experience after graduation from the diploma course.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $22
Application Fees for International Students: $20

How to Apply for Admission:
(a) Application forms can be downloaded from the school website: Application forms can also be requested from the Director’s Office through or Such dully-filled forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned together with evidence of payment of Tanzanian Shillings TZS 50,000/= or US$ 20 for international students as application fee (normal application ) or TZS 80,000/= or US$50 for international students (for all late applications ). Payments should be made through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank: Swift Code No CORUTZTZXXX.

(b) Online application through Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Master of Science in Human Nutrition include:
– Trial planning and execution in larger companies
– Product development through innovative laboratory work (start-up companies)
– Diet and lifestyle counselling (one-person companies)
– Governmentally-funded authorities and organisations (e.g., Team Danmark)
– Other public institutions (municipalities)
– Research and educational institutions such as university colleges

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $1,377
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,155

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 3,200,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 9,658,862 TZS

NB: The Tuition fees per year for all Students is an addition of the First Semester Fees: 3,300,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 4,325 USD (International Students) PLUS the Second Semester Fees: 3,100,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 4,025 (International Students), then Divided by TWO.

Relevant Contact

Dr Kissa Kulwa
Head, Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries