M.Sc. Food Technology and Nutrition

Lund University

Application deadline: January 15, 2013
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 15,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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This programme is aimed at students who want to learn more about food and who want to work with innovative future foods, for instance as a part of the solution to major health issues such as malnutrition and obesity. The programme covers the design and production of foods with health benefits. You will learn about subjects including food chemistry, food processing, surface and colloid chemistry, microbiology, nutrition and food analysis.

After completing this programme you will:

* Have achieved a high level of broad skill in food technology and nutrition to meet the global challenges of food security
* Have improved your communication skills through discussions and by practising written and oral presentations of small projects
* Be able to suggest processing conditions for the industrial manufacture of high quality food products in terms of nutritional and sensory properties and with regard to raw materials, convenience, energy and sustainability.

Career prospects

Your future job could be anywhere in the world, in a small or large multinational company, a government authority, a university or another organisation. For those students who wish to continue as a researcher, there is the option to go on to studies at doctoral level. The programme is closely aligned to market needs and there is a strong emphasis on engineering sciences. During your studies you will meet not only researchers at the department but also lecturers from various food companies working with, for example, product development and marketing.


Compulsory courses: Food Chemistry for Product Formulation (7.5 ECTS), Integrated Food Science: Complex foods (7.5 ECTS), Integrated Food Science: Production Systems (7.5 ECTS), Food Microbiology (7.5 ECTS), Human Nutrition (7.5 ECTS). Alternative compulsory courses: Chromatographic Analysis (7.5 ECTS) , Project in Chromatographic Analysis (15 ECTS) , Enzyme Technology (7.5 ECTS), Probiotics (7.5 ECTS), Packaging Logitics (7.5 ECTS), Bioanalysis (7.5 ECTS), Project in Food or Pharmaceutical Technology (15 ECTS). Elective courses: Physiology (7.5 ECTS), Environmental Issues (7.5 ECTS), Surface and Colloid Chemistry (7.5 ECTS), Quality and Product Safety (7.5 ECTS), Environmental Biotechnology (7.5 ECTS), Unit Operations for the Biotechnology and Food Industry (7.5 ECTS), Green Chemistry (7.5 ECTS), Swedish for Beginners (7.5 ECTS), Heat Transfer (7.5 ECTS), Design of Experiments (7.5 ECTS), Advanced course in any field (15 ECTS). Courses in total: 90 ECTS, Masters degree project (30 ECTS).


A BSc in Food Technology, food engineering, chemical engineering engineering biotechnology, chemistry or equivalent BSc including courses in mathematics, microbiology, chemistry and biochemistry.

English B (advanced) language proficiency (English 6) shall be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

* IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5)
* TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575; internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90
* Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
* A Bachelors degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the International Handbook of Universities
* A pass on English course B (Swedish upper secondary school).

based on academic qualifications.

Qualifications pending
Applicants who do not hold the required degree are eligible provided that they can prove that they are registered for the last semester of a programme leading to such a degree.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90


Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). You apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship after you have applied for the programme/or free-standing course you wish to study at Lund University.

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Erasmus Mundus Action 1
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Erasmus Mundus Action 2
Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 "lots".If you are from an eligible country you can apply for a scholarship to come to Lund University. Scholarships are available to academic staff, PhD students, Master's students and Bachelor's students and can cover both tuition fees and living expenses.

Swedish Institute scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Swedish Institute Study Scholarship:

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students across two categories:

Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).

Other Swedish Institute Scholarships:

* Visby Programme - Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region
* Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe
* Swedish-Turkish Programme

US Student Finance
Lund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programmes. This includes the Stafford Loans and the Graduate Plus Loans. Please note that this loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens.

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