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Food Science and Nutrition, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
This Food Science and Nutrition course at Poznan University of Life Sciences enhances opportunities for an international career by providing knowledge in food technology and food science and nutrition on the basis of European systems. Research conducted in well-equipped laboratories will prepare students to carry out advanced research.


Learning outcomes of the whole programme

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
  • present as an original research in food science and an evaluation of the associated scientific thesis
  • apply critical thinking skills to solve problems in food science
  • explain the principles of, and apply in practice, techniques used in food research scientific literature
The expected outcomes are that students should acquire and demonstrate:
  • an understanding of the technological and science base for the production and preservation of foods
  • an understanding of methods for the assessment and control of food safety
  • an understanding of the science base of diet and health issues as they influence the food industry
  • an ability to elaborate methods to modify and control food quality by means of chemical, microbiological and sensory analysis techniques
  • a capacity to undertake research in food science
  • critical, presentational and inter-personal skills

Programme Structure

Leading modules:
  • Comprehensive studies in food processing and human nutrition
  • Advanced food processing and preservation
  • Advanced food analysis
  • Selected topics in food science
  • Field trips (visits to food industry plants)
  • Food product development
  • Quality and safety in food production

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Candidates for registration in this MSc. course must first hold at least Bachelor of Science degree in any of the following subjects:
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Chemistry or Applied Chemistry
  • Chemical, Biochemical or Agricultural Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture
  • Human Nutrition
  • Biochemistry

International applicants must have obtained an academic Bachelor of Science degree or Engineer degree in a discipline related to the content of the programme. Candidates are expected to have basic science training in at least two of the following fields: mathematics, chemistry and biochemistry, biology and microbiology

Each application will be evaluated by the Educational Committee for admission and the personal interview with the applicant might be necessary.

Applicants are expected to speak English enough to make oral presentation and participate actively in the courses and use internet to search for relevant information.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1400 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Poznan

  • 1920 - 3030 PLN/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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