Master's Degree in Food Sciences in Europe

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Food Sciences

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Food sciences focuses on the study of food, with an emphasis on creating reliable, sustainable, and safe food sources. Understanding food sciences may lead to important discoveries in food technology as well as the production and maintenance of a healthy food supply.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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International Master in Food Sciences for Innovation and Authenticity

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Bolzano

This two-year master provides you with sound knowledge of current and future challenges in food sciences, combining innovation and authenticity, and offering you the opportunity to interact closely with the food industry. [+]

International Master in Food Sciences for Innovation and Authenticity

This two-year master provides you with sound knowledge of current and future challenges in food sciences, combining innovation and authenticity, and offering you the opportunity to interact closely with the food industry. The program is a joint initiative with the Universities of Parma and Udine, known worldwide for their excellence in higher education in the field of food sciences.

Course Description

The course aims at training professionals who are able to work confidently in areas of food sciences, such as technology, engineering, microbiology, chemistry, and sustainability.

After the first year, you can choose among five different profiles:... [-]


Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

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

The MSc degree programme meets the clear needs of academia and industry in the post-genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them. [+]

Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

Watch a video of the International Master's programme in protein Science and Biotechnology, where our students tell about the programme, and studying and living in Oulu.

The MSc degree programme meets the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them.

Students who are selected for the degree will undertake 120 ECTS study points (equivalent of two years) of studies. These studies maximise hands-on individual training in modern state of the art techniques and methodologies while providing a solid groundwork in theoretical aspects of the field. Around half of the degree involves integration of students into different research groups, finally cumulating in a 6-month research project.... [-]


Master's Degree In Food Science And Technology

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Reggio Calabria

The degree course of Science in Food Science and Technology aims to provide, on the basis of a solid preparation on the theoretical and scientific aspects acquired in the bachelor's degree in Class L-26, advanced knowledge in the field of technical management of systems and food chains . [+]

The degree course of Science in Food Science and Technology aims to provide, on the basis of a solid preparation on the theoretical and scientific aspects acquired in the bachelor's degree in Class L-26, advanced knowledge in the field of technical management of systems and food chains . The course also the form of high profile professionals able to use a wide range of knowledge to interpret, describe and solve, in an innovative way, problems related to the agro-food chains. Within the Bachelor of Science, the student has the opportunity to acquire specific knowledge in science and food technology.

The curriculum of the Master of Science in Food Science and Technology is articulated through a series of educational activities aimed at providing: - scientific and technological preparation to design and manage innovation in the agri-food production; - Knowledge for the deepening of the issues on the assessment of the chemical, physical, nutritional, microbiological and sensorial food and necessary raw materials; - The skills to make a rational choice of the processes and of the most suitable processing steps for a modern food production and / or administration of the foods.... [-]


MSc in Food Engineering

Szent István University, Faculty of Food Science
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

The aim of the master’s degree program, professional competencies to be acquired: The aim of the master’s degree program is to train food engineers who know and apply the latest scientific knowledge of the special field, and are also familiar with the various fields of natural and technical sciences. [+]

Majors in the degree:

Food Biotechnology Process Engineering in the Food Industry Postharvest and Logistics in the Food Trade Technology and Product Development in the Food Industry Vintage Master

Length of program:

number of terms: 4 terms number of credits required for obtaining a degree: 120

Degree programs accepted as prerequisites for admission to the master’s degree program:

Degree programs that can be accepted with full credit:

agricultural field: BSc in Food Engineering; technical field: BSc in Bioengineering, BSc in Chemical Engineering. Aim of the program

The aim of the master’s degree program, professional competencies to be acquired: The aim of the master’s degree program is to train food engineers who know and apply the latest scientific knowledge of the special field, and are also familiar with the various fields of natural and technical sciences. The graduates will be able to apply the acquired professional knowledge in a creative way in the different branches of the food industry. Having the knowledge acquired in the master’s degree program, they will be able to participate in further major training programs or continue their studies in a doctoral (Ph.D.) program.... [-]


Master In Safety Management And Food Quality

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 3 semesters November 2018 Spain Barcelona

Food safety is one of the most interesting and complicated chapters for those who are interested in the study of food, its characteristics, that is, its appearance, its safety and its nutritional value. [+]

Food safety is one of the most interesting and complicated chapters for those who are interested in the study of food, its characteristics, that is, its appearance, its safety and its nutritional value.

When we talk about Food Safety we believe that only refer to the possibility that something can reach food and cause infectious or toxic process type. Instead, it is a broader term, since there are situations food preparation or composition, which may relate to cases or outbreaks of food-borne.

On the other hand, it is also necessary to approach the current topic as the Quality, Food Safety and Traceability of products by analyzing from the legal perspective the most relevant aspects of processes and products.... [-]


Master's Degree In Safety And Food Quality

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Master in Safety and Food Quality has as objectives the train university graduates in health sciences and science, control and certification of quality and food safety in line with national and supranational law, allowing them to design develop, implement and certify techniques and procedures for bromatológico, nutritional, toxicological and biological control of food, as a final product, and the assurance of quality and hygiene. [+]

The Master in Food Safety and Quality Aims to train university graduates in health and science sciences in the control and certification of food quality and safety in line with national and supranational legislation in force, allowing them to design, develop, apply and certify techniques and procedures For the bromatological, nutritional, toxicological and biological control of food, as final product, and the assurance of its quality and hygiene.

This degree integrates faculty whose teaching and research activity is related to different fields of safety and quality of food. It also has the collaboration of professionals from the health administration of the Canary Islands, as well as representatives of the business sector with responsibilities for inspection and quality control of food. Cooperation agreements with various public institutions and food businesses allow students to learn firsthand the procedures, rules and techniques discussed in the training program and complement their training.... [-]


Master Microbiology and Physicochemistry for food and wine Processes

AgroSup Dijon
Campus 2 years September 2018 France Dijon

MP2 is a 2 year, course-based, full-time international research Master's Degree focused on Microbiology and related processes and Physicochemistry applied to food and wine Processes, offered by the University of Burgundy - Franche-Comté and AgroSup Dijon. This master aims at training future researchers and managers of the food and wine science and industry. [+]

Masters in Food Sciences in Europe 2018. About the Master’s Degree

MP2 is a 2 year, course-based, full-time international research Master's Degree focused on Microbiology and related processes and Physicochemistry applied to food and wine Processes, offered by the University of Burgundy - Franche-Comté and AgroSup Dijon. This master aims at training future researchers and managers of the food and wine science and industry.

Indeed, today several factors influence and explain the dynamism of employment of researchers and managers in the field of food science and food-processing industries:

the increase of the regulations and the control of agro-industries, the changes of uses and technologies in the production and the elaboration of food, the energy transition Urgent need of innovation to meet the challenge to feed the whole planet in very close future. Course content ... [-]

Master In Food Science And Nutrition

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

The main career opportunities for graduates in Food Science and Nutrition are offered by food companies, dietary and pharmaceutical, by catering companies and hospital catering, public and private bodies in charge of food control, the institutions that deal dell ' power as a function of health effects ... [+]

The main career opportunities for graduates in Food Science and Nutrition are offered by food companies, dietary and pharmaceutical, by catering companies and hospital catering, public and private bodies in charge of food control, the institutions that deal dell ' power as a function of the effect on the health and welfare of individuals.

In reference to assets classified by ISTAT can be recognized as part of job opportunities: professional activities and entrepreneurial free- within the Life Sciences (2.3.1.1 Biologists and similar); professional qualified in the ASL activities (5.4) as part of the health services, food and nutrition (SIAN). This course also allows access to research and graduate schools doctorate courses and provides an outlet also in research (2.6.2 Researchers and technical graduates). ... [-]


Master of Engineering Science in Food Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The Master of Engineering Science in Food Engineering provides a comprehensive coverage of bioprocess and food manufacturing systems engineering. [+]

MEngSc Food Engineering FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The Master of Engineering Science in Food Engineering provides a comprehensive coverage of bioprocess and food manufacturing systems engineering. On this Masters you will develop new technical competencies in food and bioprocess engineering, learn how to develop and execute a research plan and acquire skills in the application of leading-edge technologies to the agri-food and biotechnology industries, including novel food processing technology, food process automation, risk assessment, computer vision for food quality and food safety. In addition:

This master is delivered by a highly research-intensive School, comprising a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships. Two Professors, Sun and O'Donnell, are in the world's top one percent of the most cited scientists in their field. Who should apply? ... [-]

Master of Engineering in Food Science

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Latvia Jelgava

The programme is aimed to educate academically educated specialists and new scientists with creative thought and competence to make decisions for promoting future development of food science and food production in Europe, competitiveness in foreign markets. [+]

The programme is aimed to educate academically educated specialists and new scientists with creative thought and competence to make decisions for promoting future development of food science and food production in Europe, competitiveness in foreign markets. The Master study programme covers food product structure-mechanical properties, food sensory evaluation, sensory and consumer science, regulation of biochemical processes in human body, functional properties of food, natural substances in food system, food shelf-life analysis, development tendencies in nutrition science, genetically modified food, physical-and-chemical properties and metrology, food additive application, in food safety and identification of microorganisms, quality systems in food circulation, food system innovative development, entrepreneurship and marketing, prospective solutions in food packaging.... [-]


Engineer Food And Health

UniLaSalle
Campus Full time 1 - 5 years January 2019 France Beauvais

This engineer has the dual specialty Food and Health. This training also highlights the many relationships they have with each other, as in humans. [+]

Engineer Food and Health

Please Note That this program is Entirely taught in FRENCH

This engineer has the dual specialty Food and Health. This training also highlights the many relationships they have with each other, as in humans.

His training course opens up multiple opportunities in the fields of food processing, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, catering, public health, marketing and communication ...

Prevention specialist, nutrition and health benefits

An engineer from the specialty is formed to meet the new challenges of food through the mastery of tools, always more and more innovative. It is, for example, able to implement large-scale actions to induce consumer behavior change in the environment of public health or verify health claims for new food products, with actors world agribusiness.... [-]


Specialized Master in Collaborative Management in Food Innovation

ID4FOOD
Campus Full time September 2018 France Nantes

Collaborative innovation offers a new response to the problems faced by food companies when setting up innovation strategies. In a context of increased competition, the food industry needs cross-disciplinary executives with training in open and collaborative innovation who hold the keys to develop strategies in response to today’s and tomorrow’s economic, social and environmental issues. [+]

Collaborative innovation offers a new response to the problems faced by food companies when setting up innovation strategies. In a context of increased competition, the food industry needs cross-disciplinary executives with training in open and collaborative innovation who hold the keys to develop strategies in response to today’s and tomorrow’s economic, social and environmental issues.

The program ‘Mastère Spécialisé® Management Collaboratif de l’Innovation Alimentaire’ (‘Collaborative Management in Food Innovation’) aims to respond to these issues and to the needs of companies wishing to recruit cross-disciplinary executives and managers who play a major role in the innovation processes.... [-]


Master's Degree In Quality And Food Technology

Instituto Politécnico de Viseu – Escola Superior Agrária (ESAV)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Viseu

The general objectives of this course of Master in Food Quality and Technology, the acquisition and further development of scientific and technical knowledge in Food Quality and Technology. [+]

Objectives and competencies

The general objectives of this course Master in Food Quality and TechnologyThe acquisition and deepening of scientific and technical knowledge in Food Quality and Technology.

The specific objectives of the course of study leading to the degree of Master in Food Quality and Technology:

Increasing knowledge of operations and processes in the food industry, in order to control the reactions in food during processing and storage thereof; Understand and have the ability to execute and implement modern analytical techniques associated with food, as well as demonstrating expertise in the application of modern laboratory techniques of analysis; Ability to select the appropriate analytical technique to a specific problem associated with the area of ​​Engineering and Food Quality and the design of novel foods and processes; Describe the physical properties of food and experimentally determine their values ​​using various instrumental methods as well as using the sensory analysis with a view to optimization and formulation of food products; Understand the role of microorganisms and enzymes in the development, utilization and processing of food products in an innovative vision; Understand the principles involved in the design, planning and management of food processes using new solutions; Describe the chemical factors, biochemical, physical and enzymatic, underlying the synthesis and metabolism of food-borne materials; Understand the source and variability of raw materials, as well as new ways of obtaining the same, in terms of their use in the preparation of foods and still understand its impact on processing / design of food operations;... [-]

Master's Degree in Gastronomic Sciences

Basque Culinary Center
Campus Full time 18 months October 2018 Spain San Sebastian

In this University Master's Degree, the first official Master to offer specialisation in research in the culinary, hospitality and food sector, you'll learn about the research methodologies used in the gastronomy sector and how to apply them in order to create innovative business propositions, managing multi-disciplinary teams. You'll also gain expertise in the development of new products and services, with a scientific-technological base. You'll acquire in-depth knowledge of the market and you'll be able to identify new business models. This Master's Degree will also open the doors to teaching and doctoral studies. [+]

Become a highly qualified professional, thereby allowing you to work in areas related to scientific and technological research and innovation in food and gastronomy.

The culinary, food and catering sector is constantly developing. As a result, there is a need for professionals who are familiar with and apply valid research tools in order to allow the sector to move forward in any of its forms.

In this university Master's Degree, the first official Master to offer specialisation in research in the culinary, hospitality and food sector, you'll learn about the research methodologies used in the gastronomy sector and how to apply them in order to create innovative business propositions, managing multi-disciplinary teams. You'll also gain expertise in the development of new products and services, with a scientific-technological base. You'll acquire in-depth knowledge of the market and you'll be able to identify new business models. This Master's Degree will also open the doors to teaching and doctoral studies.... [-]


Master of Gastronomy: Food in the World

University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bra

The Master of Gastronomy: Food in the World program offers a coursework that is cross-disciplinary and multi-thematic, with visiting scholars from around the world teaching throughout the year. Numerous tasting workshops focus on the food itself, bringing all the senses into the learning process. And three field-study trips, in Italy and abroad, help students synthesize and contextualize what happens in the classroom. A final, four-month internship then allows students to work in or research a specific area of interest, weaving these threads together through practical experience. [+]

The Master of Gastronomy: Food in the World program offers a coursework that is cross-disciplinary and multi-thematic, with visiting scholars from around the world teaching throughout the year. Numerous tasting workshops focus on the food itself, bringing all the senses into the learning process. And three field-study trips, in Italy and abroad, help students synthesize and contextualize what happens in the classroom. A final, four-month internship then allows students to work in or research a specific area of interest, weaving these threads together through practical experience.

What is gastronomy?

Despite its short history, gastronomy is a concept that has often been debated, discussed, and disregarded. At UNISG, gastronomy is an approach to studying food through diversity. It is about understanding that knowledge exists in the mind and in the body and that our identity, emotions, and senses are also tools for learning about food. Gastronomy acknowledges that food is simultaneously symbolic and physical, political and poetic, environmental and political.... [-]