Ph.D. Food and Nutrition

PhD Food & Nutrition is 2-5-years degree program that comprises of coursework, practical training, and research thesis. The degree program aims to provide a high-value degree program that focuses on research-based prevention techniques for a wide range of avoidable food and nutritional issues. It focuses on in-service health practitioners and nutritional specialists who committed to providing community nutritional care. PhD program in food systems, microbiology, and food chemistry will give students with educational and research options.
The program will offer instructional and research opportunities in molecular, clinical, and community nutrition to the participants. The degree program's goal is to raise awareness about the importance of food and nutrition. They learn how to use tools to improve the community’s health. The aspirants get practical training on the field and learn to do research with recent trends. In this way, the degree holders become experts in the field of food and nutrition.

Core Courses

  • Energy Metabolism
  • Human Nutrition Disorders & Disease Prevention
  • Biochemistry & Physiology of Human Nutrition
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Thesis

Eligibility Criteria

  • 18 years of education in the relevant field with 3.00/4.00 CGPA or equivalent marks
  • Pass admission test (as per university criteria)


In some parts of Pakistan, the population suffers from a variety of nutritional deficiencies, ranging from protein-calorie malnutrition to deficiencies in specific micronutrients. Therefore, there is a good scope of PhD in food and nutrition. The degree holders might work as researchers in nutrition and dietetics research groups. They can also teach as Lecturers and Assistant Professors in academic institutions such as universities and colleges. Degree holders can also work for NGOs such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), among others. There is good scope for the aspirants to work as nutritionists and dietitians at both government and private hospitals.

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