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Earn a PhD in Nutrition and Dietetics

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Nutrition and Dietetics (PhD, 3 Years)

Duration (years)
3 years
Qualification Awarded
Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition and Dietetics
Level of Qualification
Doctorate Degree (3rd Cycle)
Language of Instruction
English and Greek
Mode of Study
Full-time or Part-time
Minimum ECTS Credits

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Profile of the Programme

The PhD in Dietetics/Nutrition, in line with the general philosophy of Doctoral Degrees, provides the student with:

  • The most advanced knowledge of Dietetics/Nutrition;
  • The most advanced and specialized skills and techniques, required to solve critical problems in research and/or innovation and to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice in the broad area of Dietetics/Nutrition;
  • Competences related to substantial authority, innovation, autonomy, scholarly and professional integrity.

Career Prospects

Holders of doctorates will be able to conceptualize, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding. Furthermore, they will have the qualities needed for employment requiring the ability to make informed judgments on complex issues in specialist fields, and innovation in tackling and solving problems.

Access to Further Studies


Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.

Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.

The PhD program requires the completion of 180 ECTS out of which 30 ECTS are allocated to the preparation of the research proposal and 150 ECTS are allocated to the research, write-up and defense of the Thesis.

In every year of study, the PhD student will have to register for 60 ECTS credits. Research work may include the preparation of a research proposal, presentation and defense of the research proposal, attendance of international conferences, preparation and submission of journal papers, write-up of the PhD Thesis, and presentation and defense of the PhD Thesis.

The minimum number of years for completing the PhD is three (3) and the maximum number of years is eight (8).

PhD holders in Dietetics/Nutrition will:

  1. Have deep understanding of the field and exhibit advanced skills and methods of research associated with the field;
  2. Be able to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research;
  3. Have made a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication;
  4. Be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
  5. Be able to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge based society;
  6. Be able to work in universities, institutes of higher education, research centers and other organizations.
Section: A - Courses
Min. Credits: 90  Max. Credits: 90
Min. ECTS Credits: 180  Max. ECTS Credits: 180
Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
NUTR-701Research Methodology10
NUTR-703Advance Nutrition/Dietetics Workshops/Seminars10
PHDF-100Doctoral Course - Fall semester30
PHDS-100Doctoral Course - Spring semester30

Note: Under construction and subject to verification (Academic Year 2017- 2018)

Note: Under construction and subject to verification (Academic Year 2017- 2018)