MSc Programs in Food Sciences

Compare 44 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 in Food Sciences

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

What do they eat now? What is behind the good taste of food? Raw materials? Processing technologies? How to improve the healthiness, safety, ecology and ethics of food and food processing? If this is for you, enroll in Food Sciences master’s program at the University of Helsinki. [+]

What will people eat in the fu­ture?

What do they eat now? What is behind the good taste of food? Raw materials? Processing technologies? How to improve the healthiness, safety, ecology and ethics of food and food processing? If this is for you, enroll in Food Sciences master’s program at the University of Helsinki.

Goal of the pro­gram

Do you want to have an impact on what people will eat in the future? Would you like to know what makes food taste good, due to the raw materials and processing technologies? Do you want to know how we could improve the healthiness, safety, ecology and ethics of food and food processing? Are you interested in exploring innovations in food, such as "pulled oats" or using insects as food? If you answered yes, enroll in Food Sciences master’s program.... [-]


MSc/PGDip Food Safety and Quality Management by Research

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Medway London + 2 more

This programme, provided by the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, has been designed to provide graduates with an insight into measures that are required to provide a supply of safe and wholesome food to consumers globally. [+]

MSc/PGDip Food Safety and Quality Management by Research

This programme provides graduates with an insight into measures that are required to provide a supply of safe and wholesome food to consumers globally. A wide spectrum of food safety and quality management issues are addressed following the farm to fork approach.

Topics covered include: good governance and national control systems; food inspection and testing services; legislation and private standards; and management of food safety and quality within the supply chain as well as in hotels and restaurants.

Students also acquire a knowledge of the design and management of safety and quality management systems based upon risk analysis, e.g. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), ISO 9001:2008 designed to meet the requirements of national and international legislation and private standards. Students sit the Royal Society for Public Health Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing and are also given membership of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Food Development

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

The master’s degree programme in food development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in the food industry and academia. [+]

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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 the food industry and academia.

Apply now! The application period for the studies starting in autumn 2018 is 1 December 2017 – 31 January 2018.

The Programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between the 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 a 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 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).... [-]


Master of Science in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months February 2018 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.... [-]


Agrifood Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2018 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The courses are suitable for new graduates from a science or technology background who are interested in a career within the food industry. [+]

Agrifood Degrees MSc in Food Chain Systems

Our Food Chain Systems MSc has been developed as a result of extensive industry-led research. The course examines the whole of the food chain from pre-harvest to market with the overall aim of enhancing the quality and safety of food.

Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time

Who is it for? The course is suitable for new graduates from a science or technology background who are interested in a career within the food industry. The course is also ideal for professionals already working in the industry who would like to train to further their careers. Available on a full and part-time basis the course offers flexibility and support for those who wish to train whilst remaining in employment. Food Chain Systems MSc is part of the Agriculture and Food Programme. It provides a critical appreciation of the issues concerned with the production and supply of safe food in the modern world. Through the integration of scientific, technological and managerial factors students will learn how to use food resources more efficiently to achieve higher quality and safer food production as well as successfully understand and manage food supply chains. The holistic approach of the MSc will provide you with a detailed understanding of the whole of the food chain system including:... [-]


MSc Sustainable Food and Natural Resources *subject to validation

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Machynlleth + 1 more

A flexible Masters degree designed to develop a rigorous understanding of transformational responses to the pervasive effects that economic structures and environmental change are having on diet, health, sustainability and community empowerment. [+]

Masters in the Sustainability of Food and Natural Resources*

This MSc will run, subject to validation of Liverpool John Moores University

Taught at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), which pioneered sustainability practice and theory in the UK, this is the first MSc course to properly integrate the social, political, economic and practical aspects of sustainable food and natural resources production. This Masters degree tackles these themes through a combination of academic study, discussion and hands-on practical work. Our MSc programme is taught either by distance learning or through residential blocks in one of the most innovative environmental buildings in the UK, or via a mixture of the two. ... [-]


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. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

Read the official French description and apply here: MS Marketing, Communication et Ingénierie des Produits Agroalimentaires

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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 Food Bioscience

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Demand is growing across the world for experts in food science, and GCUs MSc Food Bioscience produces highly trained graduates to meet this demand. [+]

Demand is growing across the world for experts in food science, and GCU’s MSc Food Bioscience produces highly trained graduates to meet this demand. Through this programme, you will explore the fascinating world of food science and gain the skills for a rewarding career.

Whether by ensuring high standards in food safety, innovating preservation techniques, or boosting nutrition in kids’ favourite foods, there are so many ways for food scientists to make a positive impact and support the common good.

The curriculum puts science first and educates students on the classical aspects of food science.

Understand the inner workings of the food industry Learn what you’ll need to know to succeed in a food industry career Develop independent investigative skills through a laboratory-based research project ... [-]

MSc in Aquatic Food Security

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 1 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This course is designed to introduce the global issues affecting seafood production and trading, and will promote an understanding of the key factors affecting aquatic food production, post-harvest protocols, post-mortem metabolic events and microbial/chemical processes key for food safety and quality. Sensory assessment and shelf-life extension technologies will also be covered. This is the only aquatic food security MSc currently available in the UK. It will comprehensively follow the food chain from production through to consumer health and welfare. [+]

Food security is a complex issue of global significance and understanding the role and contribution of seafood within food security is an emerging research area. Seafood products are provided by both aquaculture and capture fisheries and are one of the most highly traded food products globally. Including seafood in our daily diet provides an affordable source of macro and micronutrients required for optimal human health and development.

This course is designed to introduce the global issues affecting seafood production and trading, and will promote an understanding of the key factors affecting aquatic food production, post-harvest protocols, post-mortem metabolic events and microbial/chemical processes key for food safety and quality. Sensory assessment and shelf-life extension technologies will also be covered. The course will also examine other key issues in seafood trading such as traceability systems, certifications as well as the impact of governance and legislation on the global seafood sector.... [-]


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. ... [-]


Master in Food Science

ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Lille

ISA Lille offers a Master of Science and Engineering, major in Food Science, taught in English or in French, in the Sustainable Management of Food Production, quality, safety and industrial environment. [+]

Master of Science and Engineering, Major in Food Science

ISA Lille offers a major in Food Science, taught in English or in French, in the Sustainable Management of Food Production, quality, safety and industrial environment.

The objective of this program is to train future food industry managers to be able to deal with the environmental impact of this sector in a globalization context.

Our Food Science program combines theory and practice through site visits, study trips, food technology experiments, serious games, research and industrial projects and professional immersions.

In addition, ISA Lille students spend 40% of their time immersed in professional experiences. These experiences include working on industrial projects or doing internships in companies or research laboratories, in France and abroad.... [-]


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, offering a unique qualification in the fields of food safety and security. [+]

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, offering a unique qualification in the fields of food safety and security.

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), is one of the University’s four Global Research Institutes, which is leading the world in addressing one of the greatest challenges – how to ensure the safety of our food.

The world’s food supply is reducing. Its production is under increasing pressure, and so safety issues are more likely to arise.

The programme focus will be on new and emerging issues within the field, concentrating on developments in analytical approaches to monitor and regulate food safety, authenticity and security.... [-]


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.... [-]