These universities, amongst the oldest and most prestigious institutes in Europe, offer this truly integrated and unique programme, adopting a holistic and cross-disciplinary approach: from initial conception through prototypes to consumption, from raw materials to packaged goods.
FIPDes students study, live and get professional experience in four different EU countries. They benefit from the most competitive and innovative learning environments, based on participative learning, team work, R&D projects and hands-on trainings in collaboration with pioneering research, culinary & industrial laboratories.
FIPDes is training a new generation of food professionals capable of working across borders, with an inclusive vision of innovation to create sound, sustainable and healthy food solutions for the future generations on this planet.
They get jobs in different sectors of food innovation such as research, product development and entrepreneurship.They can act at each level of the supply chain and get extremely diverse positions from consultant to CEO. FIPDes alumni act at corporate, SME or institutional level.
The aim of the first study year is to provide a thorough and broad introduction to both food science & technology and innovation management, so as to assure mastery of core-knowledge in these fields.
Students will attend the first semester at AgroParisTech (Paris, France) and the second at DIT (Dublin, Ireland).
Students attend modules, projects and summer school in France and Ireland and a optional summer internship worldwide.
They acquire cutting-edge knowledge in food science and technology, sustainability, culinary innovation and business. Students undertake open-innovation projects such as the Junior Projects (engineering oriented) or the Food Prototype module (culinary oriented) and finally participate in a showcase challenge. The Joint FIPDes Summer School provides students with advanced sensory and consumer science modules and tutorials, while the international summer internship allows them to experience a new professional environment.
The second study year (M2) offers three specialisation pathways concerning strategic and emerging sectors of food product innovation. A salient feature of the second year course is the close cooperation with industry and interacting within active learning environments.
During the second year students specialize in one of three options in France, Italy or Sweden and prepare their MSc. Thesis worldwide.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
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).
The deadline for application is May 5th. Deadline for application to an Erasmus Mundus scholarship is January 7th.
Application to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree FIPDes is made with the online application tool. Please make sure you select the "FIPDes" choice on the drop-down menu when you log in for the first time (after the verification of your email adress)
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The range of the scholarships will be from whole fees exemption (18.000€ for Non-EU/9.000€ for EU students) to a quarter fees exemption (4.500€ Non-EU/2.250€ EU students).
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