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University of Turku Master's Degree Programme in Food Development
University of Turku

Master's Degree Programme in Food Development

Turku, Finland

2 Years


Full time

22 Jan 2025

Aug 2025

EUR 12,000 / per year *


* free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, for citizens of non-EU/EEA countries €12,000/academic year


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Nordic expertise in Natural Foods

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. The 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 an expert, for example in food authorities.

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Academic Excellence & Experience

The Food Chemistry and Food Development Unit is an essential element of the core strength of food science and technology in Finland. The Unit has an internationally edge-cutting profile in research on:

  • The chemistry and biochemistry of food lipids and secondary metabolites.
  • The molecular basis of food quality and the health-promoting properties of food with a special focus on the northern crops and wild resources.
  • Significance of northern climate as factors influencing crop quality.
  • Food development research and technological innovation for the sustainable utilization and value addition of food resources.

With an internationally well-established record in berry research, oils and fats, human milk, and cow milk, the Unit has expanded its research into other food resources such as cereals, legumes, and mushrooms. The research also targets new food resources for future food security, healthy diet, and business growth.

The ultimate goal is to support a sustainable bio-future based on internationally top science. State-of-art targeted and non-targeted food metabolomics is an important tool for research. In addition to basic sciences, the research of the Unit includes a strong applied angle supporting the research and innovation in the food industry.

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