Master of Science Programs in Food Sciences

Compare 40 MSc Programs in Food Sciences

Food Sciences

A Master of Science in Food Science is a graduate degree that prepares people to work in various aspects of food production and development. As a Master of Science, the program takes an in-depth, multidisciplinary approach to give students a deeper understanding of food safety and science.

What is an MSc in Food Science? This degree focuses on health, food quality and safety, and food production. Degree candidates learn about every step of production, from growing or harvesting to cooking and consuming. The degree pulls from a wide range of disciplines including chemistry, biology, nutrition, and chemical engineering. Students learn about the properties that give food its flavor and health benefits, the processes commonly used in food production, and various methods of improving food quality or safety.

An advanced degree in food science can be valuable because of the increasing public focus on producing food sustainably and consuming only healthy food. Candidates with a Master of Science in this discipline are uniquely equipped to take on jobs focusing on healthy or eco-friendly food production.

The cost of earning a Master of Science can be considerably different from one region and institution to the next. Prospective students should carefully research the different programs to identify one with manageable expenses.

People who have studied food science may work in food production, product development, or quality control. Specific jobs include improving growth or production processes, developing new foods, and preventing contamination or other food safety issues. Food scientists may work for employers ranging from large corporations to government agencies.

Today, the MSc in Food Science can be earned online. Since many institutions still do not offer this degree, online courses can be an excellent option for people who want to complete an education without moving or giving up a current job. Anyone interested in this degree can easily learn more about curricula, pricing, and other degree program details. Search for your program below and contact directly the admissions office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master's Degree Programme in Food Development

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation. [+]

MSc Degrees in Food Sciences. masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Food Development Nordic expertise in natural foods The Master's Degree Programme in Food Development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in food industry and academia. The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation. Through the programme, you will gain education and qualification for working as experts, for example in food authorities. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s Degree in Food Development is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Major subject studies in Food Development (88 ECTS) including Master’s thesis in technology and related research project and seminar (33 ECTS) Minor subject (20 ECTS) from one of the following: Bioinformatics, Molecular Systems Biology, Biotechnology or Entrepreneurship Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes (0-12 ECTS) Academic excellence & experience The Food Chemistry and Food Development Unit is an essential element of core strength of Food Science and Technology in Finland. FCFD has an internationally edge-cutting profile in research on: chemistry and biochemistry of... [-]

Master of Science in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 United Kingdom Cirencester

This course combines the principles of sustainable development with an examination of the various systems of food production in the context of providing a secure supply to meet the ever-changing requirements of a growing world population. It provides an opportunity for graduates or professionals in other disciplines to direct their careers towards agriculture and food supply. [+]

The principal aim of the course is to enable you to gain the specialised knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary to contribute effectively and ethically to strategic decision making, opinion forming and operational management for the sustainable development of agricultural and food supply systems. Who is the course for? Anyone who is concerned that our food production systems will not be fit for purpose by the middle of this century! This is the ideal course for those looking for a career in production, policy, and sustainable development focusing on food or resource consumption in agriculture. You should have a degree in a related subject or an interest in a career in one of the key themes. This course attracts students from a wide age group and a wide range of backgrounds and is particularly appropriate for more mature students who are re-directing their careers. The following themes will be developed: Human exploitation of the Earth's resources for food production and the global and local implications of human development. Exploring a wide variety of food production systems from small, local scale to intensive modern large scale, allied to wider environmental and landscape considerations. The role and function of institutional structures and policies in relation to development, resource exploitation and food production. The application of development paradigms, models and tools to build capacity within communities, institutions and individuals. How is the course organised? The course may be studied full-time over one academic year, or part-time over two years. The taught modules run... [-]

Master Marketing, Communication and Engineering of Food Products - Taught in FRENCH

École de Management de Normandie / Normandy Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Caen Rouen + 1 more

This program is taught in FRENCH. [+]

MSc Degrees in Food Sciences. This program is taught in FRENCH. Read the official French description and apply here: MS Marketing, Communication et Ingénierie des Produits Agroalimentaires [-]

Master of Science in Food Science and Safety

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

This programme is designed for preparation of wide profile food science specialists both for food industry and the companies performing research of food products and development of new products enriched by advanced natural antioxidants, antimicrobial substances, rheological characteristics and texture of various components. The first and most modern in Lithuania Food Science and Technology Competence Centre facilitates students’ research and applied competences using four unique semi-industrial lines of food technologies (bread, beer, meat, fish, dairy products). [+]

Food Science and Safety Master of Science in Technologies This programme is designed for preparation of wide profile food science specialists both for food industry and the companies performing research of food products and development of new products enriched by advanced natural antioxidants, antimicrobial substances, rheological characteristics and texture of various components. The first and most modern in Lithuania Food Science and Technology Competence Centre facilitates students’ research and applied competences using four unique semi-industrial lines of food technologies (bread, beer, meat, fish, dairy products). The Master + model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track emphasising managerial skills or a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career. Top reasons to study @KTU Why KTU? Why Lithuania? Course outline More information about programme ktu.edu/m/food-science-and-safety Academic mobility & internship opportunities KTU students are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1 semester in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan. Just few universities-partners of the programme are Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark); Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), University of Angers (France). Internship (studies practice)... [-]

Master of Science in Food Business Management and Technology

Innopharma College Of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Part time 12 months September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This MSc in Food Business Management and Technology will allow Science/ Quality/ Business/ Engineering graduates to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation in food manufacturing and processing, quality assurance, sales and marketing of food, food product development, project management, supply chain, process improvement and compliance with food laws. It will enable participants to develop, through structured hands on learning, a professional and technical competency in food business methods and problem solving skills needed to work effectively in a quality driven industry and other environments. [+]

MSc Degrees in Food Sciences. MSc Food Business Management and Technology This MSc in Food Business Management and Technology will allow Science/ Quality/ Business/ Engineering graduates to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation in food manufacturing and processing, quality assurance, sales and marketing of food, food product development, project management, supply chain, process improvement and compliance with food laws. It will enable participants to develop, through structured hands on learning, a professional and technical competency in food business methods and problem solving skills needed to work effectively in a quality driven industry and other environments. This 12 month programme involves online lectures (2 evenings per week) combined with tutorials and equipment touch time in a simulated manufacturing environment two Saturdays a month. Innopharma College of Applied Sciences supports the food manufacturing sector by training multi-skilled personnel to integrate into both operations and business roles within this fast growing sector. Innopharma College of Applied Sciences has developed this programme in collaboration with ITT Dublin and industry leading experts. Opportunity Potential Roles for graduates of this course include: R & D Product Management Sales and Marketing Management Production/ Supervisory Management Quality/ Regulatory Affairs Roles Supply Chain Roles Project Management Process Improvement roles Our Professional Development team, through individual coaching and mentorship develop each individual student to their greatest potential - developing their networking and communication and presentation skills, which ensures that graduates develop a suitable career path. This Career Development strategy has proven to be very successful, with over 70% of Innopharma... [-]

MSc Food Safety and Quality

University of Nairobi
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

Food safety and quality has become an issue of high priority nationally and internationally due to globalization of the food market. Food Safety is central to public health, poverty reduction and sustainable development. [+]

Food safety and quality has become an issue of high priority nationally and internationally due to globalization of the food market. Food Safety is central to public health, poverty reduction and sustainable development. Access to safe food is a human right. Recent cases published in Kenyan media have shown that unsafe and /or poor quality food can have adverse health, political, social and economic consequences. In this realization, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged its member States to integrate food safety in their public health and nutrition functions and to provide adequate resources to establish and strengthen their food safety programme. Priority interventions included, among others, formulation and implementation of food safety policies, regulations and capacity building. Training, among numerous others, is the most potentially useful and cost-effective intervention for improving the safety and quality of foods. The development of MSc. programme in Food Safety and Quality was strongly based on one of the findings of a needs assessment that limitations in the capacity of human resource is a major constraint to food safety operations across the various organizations mandated to carry out food safety activities. These limitations are mainly in personnel numbers and skills; upgrading of knowledge and skills necessary to update current personnel on emerging developments in food safety and quality; current training curricula in our higher learning institutions have not been adequately responsive to the global changing trends in food safety and; there is a growing recognition that food safety is an emerging profession in the... [-]

MSc Advanced Food Safety

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast

The MSc in Advanced Food Safety is tailored towards students who aim to, or currently work within the agri-food industry and related sectors. It will offer the opportunity to obtain a unique qualification in the fields of food safety and security delivered by research-active scientists within the newly formed Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS). [+]

MSc Degrees in Food Sciences. MSc Advanced Food Safety The MSc in Advanced Food Safety is tailored towards students who aim to, or currently work within the agri-food industry and related sectors. It will offer the opportunity to obtain a unique qualification in the fields of food safety and security delivered by research-active scientists within the newly formed Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS). The programme focus will be on new and emerging issues within the field of food safety, concentrating on developments in analytical approaches to monitor and regulate food safety, authenticity and security. Core topics covered will include: food authenticity and traceability; chemical/biological hazards in animal feed and human food; current and emerging analytical technologies to prevent food safety incidents. Why Queen's? A major component of this degree will involve the completion of a laboratory-based, food safety related research project within the Institute, offering the opportunity to gain practical experience in the use of conventional and emerging state-of-the-art bioanalytical technology platforms. Facilities and capabilities within the Institute include: GC, HPLC and UPLC separation platforms ICP, IR, qToF and QqQ mass spectrometers Microbiological research facilities Antibody production and biomolecule binder development Cell culture suite and bioassay detection systems NMR, NIR and Raman spectrometers Proteomic and metabolomic profiling tools RT-PCR, transcriptomic profiling, Next-generation sequencing Multiplex biosensor platforms and LFD development Course Details The MSc Advanced Food Safety programme will focus on new and emerging issues within the field of food safety, concentrating on developments in analytical approaches to monitor and... [-]

MSc Sustainable Food Systems – European Joint Degree programme

ISARA Lyon
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Lyon

Are you interested in sustainable food production “from farm to fork” and how to manage food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way? Do you want to study in an international context? Then the European MSc programme Sustainable Food Systems is the right choice for you! [+]

Are you interested in sustainable food production “from farm to fork” and how to manage food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way? Do you want to study in an international context? Then the European MSc programme Sustainable Food Systems is the right choice for you! The food sector faces new challenges towards greater sustainability, including food quality and safety, public health, working conditions, environmental impacts. Markets’ globalization also impacts the future jobs in this sector and leads to a greater internationalization of the food companies and organizations. The future managers of the food sector will have to deal with these challenges, contributing to the development and implementation of sustainable food processes and related activities, and to the development of environmentally and socially responsible organizations. They must also have the abilities to integrate in international and multicultural environments. The European MSc Sustainable Food Systems is jointly offered: by a European consortium gathering around ISARA-Lyon (France), renown universities in Belgium (Ghent University), Denmark (Aarhus University), Germany (University of Kassel and Hochschule Fulda) and Romania (University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca) in close collaboration with a network of food companies and organizations of the participating countries in order to guarantee the coherence of students' skills and attitudes with employers' expectations, to secure the employability of the future graduates with the support of the European Union Semester Package to Master's thesis Programme Structure Career Profile: There is a high demand for qualified professionals who are able to... [-]

Master of Science in Food Technology and Human Nutrition

Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Poland Wrocław

Food technology and human nutrition second cycle study programme (Master level) is designed to provide solid education in the field of product quality assessment, processing, preservation and storage of raw materials of plant and animal origin. [+]

MSc Degrees in Food Sciences. Duration: 1,5 years (3 semesters) Professional title: Master Study Profile: general academic Start Month: February Semestral Fee: 1500 EUR- internationals; EU/ EEA citizens exempt from semestral fees Overview Food technology and human nutrition second cycle study programme (Master level) is designed to provide solid education in the field of product quality assessment, processing, preservation and storage of raw materials of plant and animal origin. The course covers the basics of microbiology and food biotechnology, administration and management and human nutrition of different age and social groups. The student will gain the knowledge of modern techniques and technologies used in the food and human nutrition industry and also he will do research work in these fields. Furthermore, the course will give insight in the principles of planning and carrying out the experimental work, as well as calculating and presenting of the research results. What will you study? 1st semester Contemporary trends in plant products technology, applied informatics, applied statistics, equipment and engineering processes, food policy, forms of intellectual and industrial property, elective subjects: chemistry of natural compounds, food antioxidants, business organization and management, managements of European projects, biological pathogenic agents, rapid methods in microbiological analysis of food. 2nd and 3rd semester Contemporary trends in animal products technology, technology of oils, nutrition and dietetic, enzymology, food biotechnology – new trends, elective subjects: juice and wine technology, selected aspects of brewing technology. In what form will classes be conducted? Classes are conducted in the form of lectures, laboratory,... [-]

Food Safety and Quality Engineering, MSc

University Of Debrecen
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

The MSc in Food Safety and Quality is designed to develop your undergraduate knowledge and improve it through application and research. [+]

The field of Food Science is broad and the programme reflects this diversity, with emphasis on Raw Material Qualifying, Processing Technology, Quality Analysis and Quality Assurance. Throughout your stay at Debrecen University, as a postgraduate student of Food Safety and Quality, you will have a personal academic tutor to guide you through your studies and to meet your individual goals and interests. We offer you a 4 week field practice in summer. Areas of study: Organic and Biochemistry, Food Safety and Quality, Food Processing Technology, Economics, Physical, Chemical and Microbiological Analysis, Laboratory Practices [-]

MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The MSc course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of the sustainability of agriculture and food production. The students will be able to determine key characteristics and processes in agricultural systems, and critically evaluate the production, environmental, and social aspects. [+]

MSc Degrees in Food Sciences. The MSc course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of the sustainability of agriculture and food production. The students will be able to determine key characteristics and processes in agricultural systems, and critically evaluate the production, environmental, and social aspects. Deep knowledge of sciences including biochemistry, plant and animal physiology, and others allows their further scientific growth and/or understanding, and the identification of areas for application of advanced technology in agriculture and food production. The wide offering of optional subjects allows students deep specialization in the area of interest. Graduates are well suited to leading careers in various profit and non-profit institutions and governmental offices, international agri-food companies and enterprises, as well as in research institutions. [-]

MSc Food Process Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and ability to become a professional food process engineer. [+]

This master’s course in Food Process Engineering will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge needed in the food industry, which, combined with relevant industrial training and experience, can help you on the path towards becoming a chartered engineer.

Your training will give you detailed understanding of food process engineering theory, methods and practice, and is delivered by a team of specialists including lecturers from the food industry, or with food industry experience.

Key facts Your learning will be informed by lecturers from the food industry, or with food industry experience. This course provides specialist training, informed by industry and the faculty’s research strengths, in processing properties of food materials, from farm to fork. The University of Nottingham has a strong research reputation in the field of food science. Our school of Biosciences is ranked no. 1 research environment in the UK for  Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science (2014 Research Excellence Framework). ... [-]

MSc in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Aarhus

The MSc programme in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems (EUR-Organic) is a unique degree combining high-ranking research environments with state-of-the-art knowledge from industry leaders in organic food production. It prepares students to develop the solutions of tomorrow focusing on goals such as high crop yields, high animal welfare, and low environmental impact. Students also learn how agriculture systems and current methods of food production work. [+]

AGROBIOLOGY DOUBLE DEGREE

The MSc programme in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems (EUR-Organic) is a unique degree combining high-ranking research environments with state-of-the-art knowledge from industry leaders in organic food production. It prepares students to develop the solutions of tomorrow focusing on goals such as high crop yields, high animal welfare, and low environmental impact. Students also learn how agriculture systems and current methods of food production work.

AN INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE DEGREE

This programme is a collaboration between four leading European universities in the field of agriculture and life sciences (Aarhus University, University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, University of Natural Resources and Life Science in Vienna, and Warsaw University of Life Sciences).... [-]


MSc in Health Food Innovation Management

Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The Master in Health Food Innovation Management prepares students to understand the process of innovation in the food and beverage industry, with a specific focus on improving consumer health and healthy eating behaviour. [+]

MSc in Health Food Innovation Management

 

The Master in Health Food Innovation Management prepares students to understand the process of innovation in the food and beverage industry, with a specific focus on improving consumer health and healthy eating behaviour. Through a multidisciplinary learning approach, students will be prepared to help transfer health science aspects into sound new product and marketing concepts.

The programme will be offered at the Maastricht University satellite location in Venlo, under responsibility of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

The Master in Health Food Innovation Management is a two-year, full-time programme taught in English.... [-]


Food Safety Management - MSc/PgD

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The programme utilises theoretical frameworks and practical case studies to enable students to identify potential hazards, assess risk and to develop and monitor risk management strategies. [+]

MSc Degrees in Food Sciences. The safety and quality of food is a major concern to consumers, retailers, manufactures and regulators. High profile incidents have highlighted the need for the effective management systems and regulatory frameworks for food safety at the local, national and international levels. Increasingly, professionals within this field require specialised knowledge and skills to help them identify and effectively manage risks. In response to these challenges, this PgDip/MSc has been designed to meet the development needs of UK andinternational food safety specialists working in commerce and industry and enforcement agencies. ​Course Content​ The programme utilises theoretical frameworks and practical case studies to enable students to identify potential hazards, assess risk and to develop and monitor risk management strategies. The teaching team has many years experience in policy development, research and consultancy working in industry and the enforcement of legislation. The team operates at the international level and this is reflected in the teaching sessions. The taught component of the programme comprises the equivalent of six modules of 20 credit points each at level M (comprising four half modules and four full modules). Employability & Careers​ The programme is seen to be of particular relevance to those wishing to further their expertise in food safety management. The programme is also of relevance to students with a general enforcement background or food industry background who wish to specialise in food safety.​ [-]