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Nutrition and Human Rights (MAME 4530)

Master level course within the Master's Programme in Public Nutrition. Students will gain insight into the relevance of human rights for food security, nutrition and health.

Aims and contents

The course provides an overview of the right to adequate food in the context of the promotion and protection of the international human rights. The course focuses especially on the relevance of human rights for food security, nutrition and health. The course further discusses the relationships between right-holders and duty-bearers, and especially obligations of the State in respecting, protecting and fulfilling the right to adequate food and nutrition-related health for all. The opportunities, constraints and future challenges to applying a rights-based approach to food and nutrition in development in contemporary globalisation will be discussed, and how this can be translated into action in selected countries, and by international institutions.

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Nutrition and Human Rights (MAME 4530)


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Admission requirements

Students who are admitted to Master studies within the following subject areas are eligible to apply for admission to the course: nutrition, health sciences, environmental studies, development studies, agriculture/food production, law, political science, anthropology, sociology and interdisciplinary master programmes involving any of these subject areas.

Minimum B2 level of English (must be documented).

Priority is given to students from partner institutions.

Are you not a student from one of our partner institutions? You can still apply for the course. See the Course overview for further information.


Nutrition and human rights Spring 10 ECTS 1 semester Kjeller, Skedsmo English Semester fee: NOK 840.
No tuition fee for exchange students.
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