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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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35 Results in Food Sciences

EIT Food

The flagship Master in Food Systems programme is EIT Food's unique offering to develop top talent for the food sector. The programme is based on a combination of essentia ... [+]

The flagship Master in Food Systems programme is EIT Food's unique offering to develop top talent for the food sector. The programme is based on a combination of essential skills to become effective innovators and entrepreneurs in the food sector along with key technical skills that are tailored to the individual career pathway for each student.

The approach of the programme is unique in how students can select study pathways from a wide range of profiles at different European Universities to suit their career ambitions.

The integrated Master in Food Systems will equip a new generation of top talent with the skills, competences and knowledge to become innovators and entrepreneurs in the Food sector. The Master degree will provide a best in class, innovative educational programme that overcomes a number of challenges in the sector - the collaboration of industry in the development and execution of the programme ensures key employability criteria are secured and students have access to resources and insights from industrial partners and entrepreneurial ventures alike. With geographic and organisational mobility as a core feature, students will study at three different universities and be exposed to a range of organisational settings to enhance their understanding of the food sector. Sustainability is built in through a focus on systems thinking to expose current and future challenges and to inspire highly creative solutions.... [-]

Poland Warsaw Germany Stuttgart Italy Turin United Kingdom Reading Belfast Spain Madrid  + 7 More
September 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
ZHAW School of Life Sciences And Facility Management

In this Master's program, you deal with innovative solutions for the food and beverage industry. You recognize innovation as a holistic process and develop new products a ... [+]

Overview

In this Master's program, you deal with innovative solutions for the food and beverage industry. You recognize innovation as a holistic process and develop new products and processes effectively from raw material to delivery. You consider the knowledge of technology, food, packaging, supply chain, strategy, and design.

Career - Food of the future

As a Master’s graduate, you will have the skills needed to analyze and evaluate product-specific and process engineering relationships. You have to understand the broader economic and political contexts in which they take place. You will be able to think beyond the constraints of interdisciplinary boundaries and develop innovative, integrative solutions to problems.... [-]

Switzerland Wädenswil
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 semesters
Campus
École de Management de Normandie / Normandy Business School

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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France Caen Rouen
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French
Full-time
1 year
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The Interuniversity Program in Food Technology (IUPFOOD) focuses on two technological dimensions of prime and crucial importance in food processing and preservation; the ... [+]

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. ... [-]
Belgium Leuven
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering

ISA Lille offers a Master of Science and Engineering degree program specializing in Food Science, taught in English or in French, cover topics in the Sustainable Manageme ... [+]

Master of Science and Engineering, 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.... [-]

France Lille
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Turku

The Master's Degree Programme in Food Development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in research and development in the food industry and academia. ... [+]

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Nordic expertise in Natural Foods The Master's Degree Programme in Food Development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in research and development in the food industry and academia.

The Master's Degree Programme in Food Development 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.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University Of Debrecen

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

Academic discipline: Agricultural Science

Degree: Master of Science (MSc)

Qualification: Food Safety and Quality Engineer

Duration: 4 semesters

Credits obtained: The master’s degree requires the completion of 120 credits (ETC).

Aim of the program: 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 program reflects this diversity, with emphasis on raw material qualifying, processing technology, quality analysis and quality assurance.

Language requirements: English language proficiency (TOEFL 547 /IELTS 6.0 /oral examination)... [-]

Hungary Debrecen
February 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The Master of Science in Food Technology will prepare you to become a highly skilled professional in food technology, equipped with the necessary technical and managerial ... [+]

Content Inter-university programme - Joint degree offered by the two leading universities in Flanders High-level research-based education to solve food security problems in developing countries Farm to fork multi-disciplinary approach

Food should not only be produced, but it should also be delivered to the ultimate consumer in an acceptable form if it is to fulfil its nutritional destiny. To bring foods to the consumer in an acceptable form, on the one hand, processing technologies are used to convert edible raw materials into foods with decreased inherent stability; on the other hand preservation technologies are required to increase the stability and shelf life of foods.

Based on these considerations two technological dimensions are the key objectives: the transformation (processing) of raw materials into products suited for human consumption and the role of postharvest and food preservation unit operations in delivering safe and nutritious foods to the end consumer.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Cranfield University

Food security is one of the major concerns of our time. The production of adequate and nutritious food for everyone, using the available recourses in a sensible and susta ... [+]

Overview

Food security is one of the major concerns of our time. The production of adequate and nutritious food for everyone, using the available recourses in a sensible and sustainable manner is a key priority worldwide, especially considering the expected effects of climate change on food production.

The Future Food Sustainability MSc aims to provide students with the key skills and knowledge that would enable them to work on ensuring food security and sustainability at a technical and/or strategic level. Cutting edge technologies and emerging trends are presented and discussed in the context of sustainability, while visits to relevant industrial sites aim to expose the students to the most industry-relevant technology and provide them with a real feel of the food supply chain challenges.... [-]

United Kingdom Cranfield
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Part-time
1 - 3 years
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Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences

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, process ... [+]

Duration: 1,5 years (3 semesters)

Professional title: Master

Study Profile: general academic

Start Month: February

Semester Tuition Fee: 1600 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.... [-]

Poland Wrocław
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Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
University of Lincoln

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

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Lincoln
August 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Padova

The MSc in Biotechnologies for Food Science explores how to produce healthier and safer food following a cross-cutting, farm/field-to-fork approach. Focused on the applic ... [+]

Degree course track held in English of the second-cycle degree course Biotecnologie per l'alimentazione (Biotechnologies for food science)

Interdisciplinary and research-oriented MSc concerning the use of advanced biotechnologies in food production and safety.

Course description

The MSc in Biotechnologies for Food Science explores how to produce healthier and safer food following a cross-cutting, farm/field-to-fork approach. Focused on the application of advanced biotechnological methodologies in food production and safety, it is the ideal trait-d’union between the requests of consumers and producers in the agro-food sector and the research applied to production and food-safety. Thus, the course has a strong component on cutting-edge disciplines like genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, metabolomics and nanotechnologies, all in the context of animal and crop production as well as of food quality and safety. Theoretical lessons are mixed with a relatively high number of practical training, including the ECTS (23) dedicated to the thesis work, covering the whole second semester of the second year.... [-]

Italy Padua
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
ISARA Lyon

This program is taught in FRENCH. A Master-level diploma recognized by French State, the Engineering Programme prepares students to occupy various managing positions in p ... [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

Read the official French description and apply here: Master Ingénieur Agronomie, Alimentation, Environnement

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France Lyon
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French
Full-time
2 - 5 years
Campus
University of 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 an ... [+]

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.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
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Full-time
2 years
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Maastricht University, Campus 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 impr ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Venlo
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus