Food Science and Technology

University of Copenhagen

24 months
14780 EUR/year
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The Food Science and Technology programme at the University of Copenhagen enables you to develop the foods of the future with a focus on taste, health, food quality and food safety.


As a graduate in Food Science and Technology programme at the University of Copenhagen, you will be an expert in developing food that is sustainable, produced under safe conditions, offers experiences and eliminates lifestyle diseases. 

You can choose between these specializations: Dairy Science and Technology, Brewing Science and Technology and a General Profile.

Career opportunities

The food industry is one of Denmark’s most important sectors, and many opportunities exist for food science graduates. Also, increasing technologisation has made food production extremely complex, and there is a growing need for highly qualified graduates who can grasp and apply new technologies. 

  • You can, for example, work with product development, quality management, and company management in food companies.
  • You can become involved in developing new and healthy foods or working to prevent undesirable bacteria from entering the products.
  • As the programme is taught in English and the food industry is globally oriented, the programme gives you a solid foundation for an international career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Quality Management and Control
  • Food Processing
  • Short Thematic Course in Food Science and Technology
  • Design of Experiments and Optimisations
  • Fundamentals of Beer Brewing and Wine Making – Biochemistry, Organisms and Omics Techniques
  • Microbiology of Fermented Food and Beverages
  • Advanced Course in Microbiological Food Safety
  • Quantitative Bio-spectroscopy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements. 

  • BSc in Food and Nutrition with the specialization in Quality and Technology or as Food Engineer from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access to the programme)
  • Professional Bachelor’s degree in Food Analysis or Food Safety and Quality from the Technical University of Denmark.

Other bachelor’s degrees

If you have a bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14780 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7390 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester


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