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Food sciences is a multidisciplinary field that applies theories from chemistry, microbiology and other physical sciences to the study of food. The discipline uses research to develop and evaluate new food products and to determine the processes involved in the production and presentation of these products. Food sciences courses also study methods of preservation and storage of different food types, while ensuring food safety and quality.

Main subjects covered by food sciences programmes touch upon topics like: food safety and quality, food processing, animal products for human consumption, food engineering, cereal science and technology, wine microbiology and processing, functional foods and health.

Apart from fundamental knowledge in food processing, students develop the skills to evaluate alternative food manufacturing methods as well as an in-depth knowledge of the processes involved in the food market. They are also able to establish if food-manufacturing methods are in accordance with consumer and industry standards. Most programmes in food sciences provide internships in companies belonging to the food industry to give students extensive practical experience.

Graduates can follow career opportunities like: food research and development scientist, quality assurance advisor, food plant manager, food molecular biologist, flavour chemist.

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Suggested Masters in Food Sciences

M.Sc. Food Identity

The  joint MSc Food Identity (formerly funded by Erasmus Mundus 2011-2017) with a partnership of 6 institutions in 4 EU countries (France, Italy, Romania and Greece) + 4 associated partners (research centres in USA and other non-EU univ.) is dedicated to the development of local and traditional food products (50% Food Sc, 50% Agri-food business, 100% local and traditional food  & products of origin) with a European vision and in a global context.

France
M.Sc. Food and Agribusiness Management

In the Master of Science in Food and Agribusiness Management (FAM) programme from Audencia Business School, you’ll learn to excel in all aspects of food and agribusiness management, explore the latest design trends in the field, incorporate design thinking and techniques into your work and share best practices from all over the world. 

France
MSc/PgDiploma/PgCert Food Safety, Hygiene and Management

This Food Safety, Hygiene and Management programme from the University of Birmingham provides advanced academic training in food safety and food control. It includes topics such as food control, hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) and food chain security.

United Kingdom

Top Ranked Universities in Food Sciences on MastersPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Food Science & Technology
Wageningen, Netherlands 1
Wuhan, China 2
Beijing, China 3
Guangzhou, China 4
Gent, Belgium 5
Campinas, Brazil 6
São Paulo, Brazil 7
Hangzhou, China 8
Davis, United States 9
Copenhagen, Denmark 10
Porto, Portugal 11
Amherst Center, United States 12
Leuven, Belgium 13
Guelph, Canada 14
Nanjing, China 15
Valencia, Spain 16
Aarhus, Denmark 17
Taichung, Taiwan 18
Bologna, Italy 19
New Brunswick, United States 20
Valencia, Spain 21
Xianyang, China 22
Taipei, Taiwan 23
Nanchang, China 24
Kuala Selangor, Malaysia 25
Ithaca, United States 26
Naples, Italy 27
München, Germany 28
Cork, Ireland 29
Granada, Spain 30
Stuttgart, Germany 30
Copenhagen, Denmark 32
Milano, Italy 33
Dublin, Ireland 34
Belgrade, Serbia 35
Barcelona, Spain 36
Gainesville, United States 37
College Park, United States 37
Brisbane, Australia 39
Madrid, Spain 40
Lleida, Spain 40
Edmonton, Canada 42
Sevilla, Spain 43
Columbus, United States 44
Palmerston North, New Zealand 45
Seoul, South Korea 46
College Station, United States 47
Madison, United States 47
Zaragoza, Spain 47
Bragança, Portugal 50
Taichung, Taiwan 101
Madrid, Spain 101
Lisbon, Portugal 101
Gwangju, South Korea 101
Seoul, South Korea 101
Rio Grande, Brazil 101
Florianópolis, Brazil 101
Vitorino Freire, Brazil 101
Zhenjiang, China 101
Guangzhou, China 101
Manhattan, United States 101
Bangkok, Thailand 101
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 101
Seoul, South Korea 101
Daegu, South Korea 101
Ottawa, Canada 101
Lund, Sweden 101
Montréal, Canada 101
St. John's, Canada 101
Melbourne, Australia 101
Galway, Ireland 101
Singapore, Singapore 101
Lisbon, Portugal 101
Qinzhou, China 101
University Park, United States 101
Zürich, Switzerland 101
Berlin, Germany 101
Adelaide, Australia 101
Melbourne, Australia 101
Avignon, France 101
Compiègne, France 101
Aveiro, Portugal 101
Bari, Italy 101
Vancouver, Canada 101
Foggia, Italy 101
Leeds, United Kingdom 101
Montpellier, France 101
Vienna, Austria 101
Nottingham, United Kingdom 101
Novi Sad, Serbia 101
Oxford, United Kingdom 101
Fisciano, Italy 101
Santiago de Compostela, Spain 101
George Town, Malaysia 101
Knoxville, United States 101
Udine, Italy 101
Zagreb, Croatia 101
Utrecht, Netherlands 101
Marseille, France 151
Barcelona, Spain 151
Milano, Italy 151
Clemson, United States 151
Kayseri, Turkey 151
Autazes, Brazil 151
Jinju, South Korea 151
Istanbul, Turkey 151
Sapporo, Japan 151
Wuhan, China 151
Chuncheon, South Korea 151
Kyoto, Japan 151
Ancona, Italy 151
Tianjin, China 151
Mexico City, Mexico 151
Beijing, China 151
Belfast, United Kingdom 151
Xi'an, China 151
Hangzhou, China 151
Taipei, Taiwan 151
Haifa, Israel 151
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151
Tokyo, Japan 151
Lavras da Mangabeira, Brazil 151
Fayetteville, United States 151
Bonn, Germany 151
Rende, Italy 151
Ciudad Real, Spain 151
Catania, Italy 151
Santiago, Chile 151
Florence, Italy 151
Lexington, United States 151
Liège, Belgium 151
Nancy, France 151
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 151
Pamplona, Spain 151
Lincoln, United States 151
Dunedin, New Zealand 151
Perugia, Italy 151
Lejona, Spain 151
Valladolid, Spain 151
Vienna, Austria 151
Blacksburg, United States 151
Warsaw, Poland 151
Hangzhou, China 151
Cairo, Egypt 201
Santiago, Chile 201
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 201
Bathurst, Australia 201
Jeonju, South Korea 201
Bangkok, Thailand 201
Cranfield, United Kingdom 201
Geelong, Australia 201
Dublin, Ireland 201
Shangyu, China 201
Izmir, Turkey 201
Seoul, South Korea 201
Curitiba, Brazil 201
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 201
Harbin, China 201
Cambridge, United States 201
Wuhan, China 201
Istanbul, Turkey 201
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 201
Karlsruhe, Germany 201
Bangkok, Thailand 201
Fukuoka, Japan 201
Lanzhou, China 201
Perth, Australia 201
Nanjing, China 201
Mexico City, Mexico 201
Toulouse, France 201
Córdoba, Argentina 201
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 201
Harbin, China 201
Madrid, Spain 201
Poznan, Poland 201
Busan, South Korea 201
Melbourne, Australia 201
Roma, Italy 201
Seoul, South Korea 201
Jinan, China 201
Chengdu, China 201
Chongqing, China 201
Guangzhou, China 201
Seoul, South Korea 201
Tehran, Iran 201
Braunschweig, Germany 201
Jerusalem, Israel 201
Glasgow, United Kingdom 201
Sydney, Australia 201
Tianjin, China 201
Tokyo, Japan 201
Dresden, Germany 201
Medford, United States 201
Viterbo, Italy 201
Burgos, Spain 201
León, Spain 201
Cartagena, Spain 201
Londrina, Brazil 201
Pelotas, Brazil 201
Bern, Switzerland 201
Birmingham, United Kingdom 201
Cagliari, Italy 201
Coimbra, Portugal 201
Storrs, United States 201
Joensuu, Finland 201
Genoa, Italy 201
Göttingen, Germany 201
Hamburg, Germany 201
Ioannina, Greece 201
Kiel, Germany 201
Limerick, Ireland 201
Messina, Italy 201
Columbia, United States 201
Campobasso, Italy 201
Munster, Germany 201
Armidale, Australia 201
Oviedo, Spain 201
Palermo, Italy 201
Pisa, Italy 201
Sydney, Australia 201
Vila Real, Portugal 201
Turku, Finland 201
Vienna, Austria 201
Brussels, Belgium 201
Wroclaw, Poland 201
Wuhan, China 201
Xiamen, China 201
Gyeongsan, South Korea 201
Hangzhou, China 201
Paris, France 51
Wuhan, China 51
Shushtar, Iran 51
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
East Lansing, United States 51
Taichung, Taiwan 51
Raleigh, United States 51
West Lafayette, United States 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
Shanghai, China 51
Auckland, New Zealand 51
Reading, United Kingdom 51
Cordova, Spain 51
Norwich, United Kingdom 51
Helsinki, Finland 51
Urbana, United States 51
Lisbon, Portugal 51
Winnipeg, Canada 51
Salamanca, Spain 51
Turin, Italy 51
Vigo, Spain 51
Tarragona, Spain 51
Pullman, United States 51
Athens, Greece 76
Thessaloníki, Greece 76
Seoul, South Korea 76
Ames, United States 76
Jilin City, China 76
Elche, Spain 76
Ås, Norway 76
Corvallis, United States 76
Hat Yai, Thailand 76
Stellenbosch, South Africa 76
Uppsala, Sweden 76
Athens, United States 76
São Paulo, Brazil 76
Buenos Aires, Argentina 76
Dijon, France 76
Badajoz, Spain 76
Ljubljana, Slovenia 76
Braga, Portugal 76
Minneapolis, United States 76
Padua, Italy 76
Parma, Italy 76
Saskatoon, Canada 76
Tehran, Iran 76
Montevideo, Uruguay 76