This two-year master program 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.
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 between five different profiles:
Applied Engineering and Genetics
Food Quality and Management
The latter two learning tracks are offered in partnership, respectively, with the University College Cork, Ireland, and the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Students will have the opportunity to spend up to two semesters in one of these European partner institutions.
The program is supported by industries belonging to AssoImprenditori Alto Adige - sezione Alimentari - and Südtiroler Bauernbund - Unione Agricoltori e Coltivatori Diretti Sudtirolesi. This partnership will allow students to write their research thesis with joint tutorship from both the university and the food industry.
Participating companies are: Assolatte, Barilla, Consorzio Gorgonzola, Consorzio Grana Padano, Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano, Consorzio Prosciutto di San Daniele, Consorzio Montasio, Consorzio Tutela Speck Alto Adige, Despar, Dr. Schär, Forst, Loacker, Mila, Pan, Unione Parmense degli Industriali, VOG Products and Zuegg.
At a Glance
Degree class: LM-70
ECTS credits: 120
Duration of the course: 2 years
Courses will be taught in: English
Places available: 30 EU + 5 non-EU
Tuition fees: €1347,50 per year
Structure of the course
The first year mainly includes modules on Food Technology and Food Microbiology, which are common to all learning tracks. From the second year onwards, modules become specific to the profile chosen. You will be able to choose from five profiles and a range of modules in order to customize your course.
Exchange programs and internships
Currently we offer exchange programs with almost 20 partner universities all over the world as part of a large network of collaboration with industries in Italy and abroad where you can complete your internship. In particular, this master has a partnership with the University College Cork, Ireland, and the Technical University of Munich, Germany, two global leaders in food sciences.
Graduates of the program are placed in companies in the food industry, and specialize in research and development; food processing; product design and development; management and control of food processing; food automation technology; the development of methods to guarantee food authenticity; quality control; and the development of innovative processes to enhance the nutritional value of foods and the sustainability of the food chain.
The course provides students with the tools to pursue a career as a consultant or to work in managerial roles, mainly in the food industries, and in companies that link the food supply chain, from manufacturing to storage and distribution, including large-scale retailers, and public and private centers dedicated to planning, managing and improving processes. Our graduates' design and innovate all food processes and products to guarantee and enhance the sensory, nutritional and sustainable quality of the food chain.
In order to gain admission to the course, you will be required to submit certification of a B2 level of competence in the English language. If you do not have an official language certification, you can take a language exam at our campus.
Detailed information about the study program can be found in the study manifesto, which contains information about the study plan, admission requirements, language requirements, application process, admission procedures, enrolment, and tuition fees.
Grades from your undergraduate degree (Bachelor or equivalent).
There is no admission exam or interview.