Wageningen University and Research

Food Technology, M.Sc.

Wageningen University and 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 & 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.

About

Wageningen University is listed as the number 2 in the world in the field of Food Science and Nutrition (source: www.cest.ch) and as first in Europe. The ISI Web of Science (www.isinet.com) lists Wageningen University as third research institute in the world, but as second university after Cornell University (US) in the field of food science and technology.

Large faculty

Wageningen University also offers high-level courses and research in all areas of food science, ranging from advanced technical fields such as Molecular Biology to fields with a more economic or sociological focus such as Marketing and Consumer Wishes. 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.

The MSc in Food Technology is delivered at Wageningen University and Research.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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 Technology (online master specialisation)

Detailed Programme Facts

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.

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  • 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 (Grade B): 173

    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, a certificate given for students who take the Cambridge English: First exam. To receive the certificate, test-takers must score between 122 and 190 on the Cambridge English: First test. Read more about FCE.

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  • 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

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
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade.

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

  • EUR 17600 International
  • EUR 2100 EU/EEA

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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