M.Sc. Food Technology

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR16600 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR1984 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Wageningen, Netherlands
Wageningen University 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 UR goes back more than 50 years; it is considered to be one of the best and most innovative programmes in its field in Europe.
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Description

The MSc Food Technology is a fulltime two year programme, fully taught in English. The first year consists entirely of courses. The second year consists of an individual research thesis and internship.

Wageningen University 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 UR 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.

Within the programme Food Technology you can choose your own specialisation that meets your personal interests. For example:

  • 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
Career Opportunities

Different jobs

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. Below you can find several stories of graduates Food Technology about their job.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Starting in

    Apply until:
  • ( International

    Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.

    )
  • ( EEA

    Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area)

    )
  • ( National

    Deadline applies if you have the same nationality as the university.

    )
Tuition fee
  • EUR16600 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR1984 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Specialisations

Ingredient Functionality

This specialisation focuses on the composition of food, especially, on the role of various components, ingredients or structures in the quality and functionality of the final product. It deals with sensory, nutritive and textural aspects of foods in relation to their components. You major in Food Chemistry or Food Physics.

Product Design

While many new products are launched, not all succeed. This specialisation deals with the design and development of new or improved products. The focus is on the processes used in Food Technology, the design of new products from a consumer perspective and on modelling new product concepts/processes through predictive quality control. You major in Food Process Engineering or Food Quality and Design.

Food Innovation and Management

This specialisation combines courses in Food Technology with courses in Management Studies. It is intended for students who wish to work on product development in small businesses or who plan to start their own business. You will do a thesis in Management Studies and an internship in one of the Food Technology groups.

Food Biotechnology and Biorefining

This specialisation focuses on using micro-organisms or enzymes in food production. During this specialisation, you will learn about processes that can be used for biorefinery or agricultural raw materials. The focus is on biotechnological food production. You major in Food Microbiology, Food Chemistry or Food Process Engineering.

Dairy Science and Technology

This specialisation focuses on the dairy production chain. Its core programme consists of dairy-related courses combined with a cluster in chemistry and physics, fermentation or processing. During the second year, you complete a dairy-related thesis research project and internship.

Sustainable Food Process Engineering

This specialisation focuses on the development of processes that are more efficient in their use of resources. Thesis can be carried out under the supervision of one of the following groups: Food Process Engineering; Operations Research and Logistics; Biobased Chemistry and Technology; or Food Quality and Design.

European Masters Degree in Food Studies

This international specialisation is developed in cooperation with the universities of Cork (Ireland), Lund (Sweden) and Agro-Paris Tech (Paris, France) as well as with ten large industrial partners. For more information see: www.eurmscfood.nl.

Gastronomy

This specialisation focuses on the molecular science behind products and dishes used in small scale settings. Scientific insights are used to develop improved food preparation techniques. The cultural aspects of food will also receive attention. You major in Food Chemistry, Food Physics or Rural Sociology.

Sensory Science

This specialisation combines Food Technology with Nutrition and Health. You will work with products and humans in different contexts and study how sensory systems function, how this relates to products and how to analyse these aspects.

English Language Requirements

Requirements

Admission for the MSc programme Food Technology is based on three criteria:

  • Relevant BSc degree
  • Grade point average (GPA)
  • English Test

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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