MSc Programs in Food Sciences

Compare 41 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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Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS)

Green Mountain College
Online September 2018 USA Poultney

Green Mountain College’s online Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems is the first distance learning program of its kind in the country, offering an in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production. [+]

Green Mountain College’s online Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems is the first distance learning program of its kind in the country, offering an in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production.

In today’s world of complex food and agriculture systems, we need leaders with a deep knowledge of the economic, ecological, and social forces driving food systems.

Our Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems program prepares you for a graduate level interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production, and a deep knowledge of the economic, ecological, and social forces driving food systems.

At Green Mountain College, we’ve been teaching about sustainability for two decades. Our distance MSFS program—built on the success of the College’s undergraduate major in sustainable agriculture and on the surging interest in food and agriculture in the U.S. and beyond—is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), and is designed to provide students with the skills to conduct in-depth interdisciplinary investigations into the complex arena of their own bioregional food systems. MSFS students graduate with the knowledge and confidence to become leaders and join a cutting-edge community ready to make a difference.... [-]


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 is driven industry and other environments. [+]

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 is 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.... [-]


MSc Food Safety and Quality Management

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Cirencester

This MSc embraces the implications of food safety and quality management against the backdrop of an increasingly globalised [+]

This MSc embraces the implications of food safety and quality management against the backdrop of an increasingly globalised food industry.

The course aims to provide graduates with the necessary training, education, and industry experience to progress their career and become food safety and quality management, professionals. It addresses supply chain food safety and quality management in the wider context of food security.

Context

Recent incidents of major food safety breakdowns, in both developed and developing nations, have had a huge impact on people’s livelihoods, their business viability, and the wider food supply. As a result of consumer protection legislation, those at the consumer end of food supply are increasingly sensitised to their liabilities and have developed sophisticated systems of risk assessment, management and communication.... [-]


Master in Food Science and Technology

University of Parma
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Parma

This Degree Course is designed to be the natural continuation of studies graduates in Food Science and Technology, Catering Science and Gastronomic Science, but it can also be of interest to graduates in other scientific-technical areas of chemistry, biology, and engineering, in possession of an appropriate curriculum. [+]

Official Program Description

This Degree Course is designed to be the natural continuation of studies graduates in Food Science and Technology, Catering Science and Gastronomic Science, but it can also be of interest to graduates in other scientific-technical areas of chemistry, biology, and engineering, in possession of an appropriate curriculum.

At the end of the course, second cycle graduates in Food Science and Technology will have gained the following knowledge and abilities:

a solid foundation knowledge in those areas of mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry and biology relating to the applied aspects of the food sector; a solid knowledge of the scientific method needed to apply basic and practical knowledge to the solution of the many technical and organizational problems of the food sector; the ability to optimize production, preservation and distribution processes and to manage industrial research and development projects; the ability to manage and promote food quality and safety in accordance with regulations on workers’ safety and protection of the environment; the ability to perform efficiently complex supervision and management activities in the agri-food sector; a high level of technical expertise in monitoring the organoleptic, hygienic and nutritional quality of food, also using innovative methods; advanced skills in the management and organization of companies, agri-food supply chains and consultancy firms and services connected with them; the ability to communicate, to work within multidisciplinary groups and to show good judgment both on the technical and economic level and on the human and ethical one; proficiency in at least one... [-]

Master in Food Science

Chapman University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 USA Orange

Chapman University’s Master of Science in Food Science is the perfect graduate degree program to help turn your passion, knowledge, and experience into a rewarding career. [+]

The demand for food scientists is projected to increase 10% until 2020* and job prospects in Southern California especially continue to grow steadily. Chapman University’s Master of Science in Food Science is the perfect graduate degree program to help turn your passion, knowledge, and experience into a rewarding career.

Earn your degree in as little as 18 months. Convenient evening classes for working adults. Excellent graduate and alumni career placement rates. Plentiful internships provide valuable experience. The food industry is economically stable – people must eat! With over 1,500 food-processing companies within a 90-minute drive, Orange County is the ideal location for food science careers and internship opportunities. ... [-]

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.... [-]


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 in Health Food Innovation Management

Maastricht University, Campus Venlo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Venlo

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 the 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.... [-]


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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Master of Food Technology (Leuven et al)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Interuniversity Program in Food Technology (IUPFOOD) focuses on two technological dimensions of prime and crucial importance in food processing and preservation; the transformation (processing) of raw materials into products suited for human consumption; the role of postharvest and food preservation unit operations in delivering safe and nutritious foods to the end consumer. These two concerns are directly translated into the focus points of the IUPFOOD programme. The InterUniversity Programme in Food Technology (IUPFOOD) is jointly organized by KU Leuven and Ghent University (UGent). The programme builds on KU Leuven’s and UGent’s combined expertise in research and education in the field of food technology. [+]

To fulfill its nutritional destiny, food must be both safely produced and safely delivered to its end consumer. This requires, on the one hand, processing technologies for converting edible raw materials into foods with decreased inherent stability, and, on the other, preservation technologies for increasing the stability and shelf life of foods.

What is the Master of Food Technology all about?

The Interuniversity Program in Food Technology (IUPFOOD) focuses on two technological dimensions of prime and crucial importance in food processing and preservation:

the transformation (processing) of raw materials into products suited for human consumption the role of postharvest and food preservation unit operations in delivering safe and nutritious foods to the end consumer. ... [-]

Master in Agri-food Technology

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Lincolnshire

This programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise to undertake technical and product management roles in the globally important agri-food sector. [+]

This programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise to undertake technical and product management roles in the globally important agri-food sector.

The agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change and health and well-being.

Students will have the opportunity to study areas such as advanced crop science, advanced food manufacturing, new product and process development, food safety & technical management, as well as commercial, operational, supply chain and agile management.

Students will also have access to industry-relevant specialist technologies and new equipment at both the University of Lincoln’s food and agricultural campuses, the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at Holbeach, and at Riseholme Park.... [-]


Master of Science in Food Technology and Human Nutrition

Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2019 Poland Wrocław

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

The intake extended till 19th February 2018! The commencement date of the course is the 5th of March 2018.

Duration: 1,5 years (3 semesters)

Professional title: Master

Study Profile: general academic

Start Month: February

Semester Tuition Fee: 1500 EUR

Overview

Food technology and human nutrition second cycle study program (Master level) is designed to provide a 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 into the principles of planning and carry out the experimental work, as well as calculate and presenting the research results.... [-]


MSc in Agrobiology

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Aarhus

Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the agrobiology programme at Aarhus University. Topics of study are genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature, among others. The programme is broadly science-based with a focus on applicability and problem-solving and takes an integrative approach to learning about the biology behind food production. [+]

MSc in Agrobiology Food production in a challenging future

Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the agrobiology programme at Aarhus University. Topics of study are genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature, among others. The programme is broadly science-based with a focus on applicability and problem-solving, and takes an integrative approach to learning about the biology behind food production.

Cross-sectional knowledge and approaches

The core of this programme is biology, with perspectives on sustainability, environmental impact, animal health and welfare, plant health, and product quality. Students can choose between specialisations including animal nutrition, plant nutrition, animal health and welfare, plant health, and pest management, or combine animal and plant sciences. Because this is a cross-disciplinary master’s, students can also choose courses from other academic programmes.... [-]


Food Studies, MS

Syracuse University - David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8  September 2018 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The Master of Science in Food Studies is a 36-credit hour graduate program providing students with a foundation in the political economy of food systems, including food policy, human rights, food governance, and food justice. [+]

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The Master of Science in Food Studies is a 36-credit hour graduate program providing students with a foundation in the political economy of food systems, including food policy, human rights, food governance, and food justice. Students gain a deep understanding of multi-scale, global-local constructions of food governance and civil society claims, trade and food aid, and related public policy as they together influence human health and nutrition, economic development, and the environment. The program purposefully introduces students to Food Studies-oriented research methods and program evaluation, and emphasizes analyses that consider social justice, race, ethnicity, and gender and sexuality.... [-]


MSc Global Food Security (Food Safety) – Online

Queen's University Belfast
Online Part time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast

This unique food safety course will comprise specialist modules such as chemical and microbiological feed and food safety, health, global food legislation, food fraud and advanced analytical methods for detecting food safety issues. [+]

MSc Global Food Security (Food Safety) – Online

This online Global Food Security (Food Safety) postgraduate programme will be delivered by leading research active staff within the internationally recognised Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) based at Queen’s University Belfast.

This unique food safety course will comprise specialist modules such as chemical and microbiological feed and food safety, health, global food legislation, food fraud and advanced analytical methods for detecting food safety issues. The course is particularly suitable for those working in the agri-food industry, regulatory agencies and analytical communities who wish to develop their knowledge to a higher level.... [-]