European Master of Science in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition

Looking for a Master's programme to foster innovation and technology in order to cope with the future needs and sustainability in food science, technology and nutrition? You're welcome to join our Erasmus Mundus programme!

Looking for a Master's programme to foster innovation and technology in order to cope with the future needs and sustainability in food science, technology and nutrition? You're welcome to join our Erasmus Mundus programme!

                       


Important notice:

This MSc. course will terminate with last student cohort commenced in September 2014. From academic year 2015/2016 a new course will be organised entitled Master of Science in Food Science, Technology and Business (BIFTEC)
The structure of the new course will be similar with only content changes on selected modules. Consortium will consist of three European partners: KU Leuven, Hochschule Anhalt and Universidade Católica Portuguesa and a number of EU and non-EU associated members: in the USA, India, UK, Poland, ... where an internship and/or thesis can be carried out. 

The course content includes 10 modules over the first year: 6 core modules and 4 optionals from the list below:

Core modules: 1. Food Biotechnology (KUL), 2. Food Safety and Quality Management (KUL), 3 Product Development and Process Management (KUL), 4. Business and Economics in Food Industry (HSA), 5. Innovations in Food Engineering and Technology (HSA), 6. Environmental Practices and Sustainability (UCP),

Optional modules: 1. Malt and Beer Production (KUL), 2. Distilled Spirits Technology (KUL), 3. Meat Science (HSA), 4. Cereals and Cereal Products (HSA), 5. Dairy Science and Technology (HSA), 6. Wine Production (UCP), 7. Fats and Oils (UCP), 8. Fruits and Vegetables (UCP), 9. Food Packaging Systems (UCP)

Application process is open till 1st of March 2015 for intake September 2015. The application steps are listed here.

In the online application form you should choose the following from the scroll down menu :

Status: Master's programme in English (diploma contract)
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering Technology
Exact name of the programme: European Master of  Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (Ghent et al)

Please note, the old name still appears and you should select it for applying for Food Science, Technology and Business programme.

Required supporting documents include: 1. Ceritified copy of your diplomas and transcripts of academic records, 2. Certified translation of your diploma and official transcripts, 3. Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL), 4. Proof of payment of the application fee (only non-EU students), 5. A passport photograph and a photocopy of the identity page of your passport, 6. Motivation letter, 7. At least two recommendation letters. More information on the supporting documents you may find here

Tuition fees: 4000 euro per annum for non-EU students, 2000 euro per annum for EU students.

Grants: For intake 2015, a number of grants will be offered to selected top applicants (indicatively 7 grants for non-EU students of 19.000 euro each and 3 grants for EU students of 15.000 euro each). The grant will cover tuition fee and 500 euro per month subsistence allowance for entire duration of the studies (22 months). 

Contact: For more information please contact sefotechnut@kuleuven.be 


Aim of the programme

To foster and develop knowledge and awareness of scientific trends and health issues in food science, technology and nutrition in a global context. In addition, the course seeks to enhance student's professional competence in areas such as safety, management and ethics.

 

Structure of the programme

 

Course scheme

The Master's programme is organised in a modular format and consists of: 

 

 

Career prospects

The Sefotech.nut general course aims are targeting on preparing competent academics for the sector of food production and processing and the herewith linked service sectors.

Approximately 90% of the graduates are getting full employment resulting from an ample number of job applications and within a reasonable application time of six months. The academic level of the Master’s course is being proved by the ability of approximately 10% of graduates who continue their studies at third level making a PhD.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (B.Sc., B.Tech., B.Eng., etc.) or a degree at the level of a Bachelor's degree in relevant subjects such as Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Nutrition or Engineering or cognate subject area.
  • Internationally recognized English language certificate (e.g. TOEFL 550/213/79 or IELTS score 6.5) is obligatory.
  • More information on admission requirements

 

A joint degree

The joint degree has been granted EU support under the Erasmus Mundus programme since 2006.

The Consortium of the four European partner universities jointly have committed themselves to each offering part of the curriculum. 

 

        

 

    

 

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European Master of Science in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition