Wageningen University and Research

Food Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    17600 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading centres in Food Science and Technology in Europe and the world. The history of the Food Technology programme at Wageningen University and Research goes back more than 50 years; it is considered to be one of the best and most innovative programmes in its field in Europe.

Programme outline

Within the Master programme Food Technology you can choose between nine specialisations. In the first year, you will take courses. The second year consists of a thesis and an internship.

Large faculty

The Wageningen Food Science faculty is larger than that at any other European university, and includes professors and lecturers from a wide range of departments: Food Chemistry, Food Physics, Food Microbiology, Product Design and Quality Management, Food Process Engineering and Toxicology.

Future career

Graduates of the Food Technology programme generally find a job in either one of the food industries, the government, universities or institutes. Around 10% of the graduates will pursue a PhD degree. 

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Within the master programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

  • Food Biotechnology and Biorefining
  • Food Innovation and Management
  • Product Design
  • Ingredient Functionality
  • Dairy Science and Technology
  • European Masters in Food Studies
  • Sensory Science
  • Sustainable Food Process Engineering
  • Gastronomy
  • Food Digestion and Health
  • Food Technology (online master specialisation)
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 70% of the maximum grade.
  • English proficiency
  • Relevant BSc degree

Students holding a BSc degree or equivalent in one of the following fields are eligible for the MSc programme Food Technology:

  • Food Technology or related
  • Food Science or related
  • General agriculture/Agronomy with specialisation Food Technology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Post -Harvest Technology  (when focussed on food science)
  • Nutrition*
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Biotechnology

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Wageningen

700 - 800 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.