M.Sc. On Campus

Food Science and Technology

University of Copenhagen

24 months
14788 EUR/year
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The 2-year MSc programme in Food Science and Technology at University of Copenhagen enables you to develop the foods of the future with a focus on taste, health, sustainability, food quality and food safety.


If you think food is exciting from a scientific point of view, then this is the programme for you. As an MSc graduate in Food Science and Technology, you will be an expert in the latest technologies and in running the production in a food company. 

The programme in Food Science and Technology at University of Copenhagen offers three specialisations: Dairy Science and Technology, Brewing Science and Technology and an Individual specialisation (General Profile), which you compose from out of your interests.

Career opportunities

The food industry is one of 'Denmark's most important sectors, and many opportunities exist for food science graduates. Also, increasing technologization has made food production very 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 work 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.

You can read more about career opportunities in connection with the individual specialisations at the programme structure page.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Quality Management and Control
  • Food Processing
  • Sustainable Innovation in Food Science
  • Design of Experiments and Optimisations 
  • Fundamentals of Beer Brewing and Wine
  • Making – Biochemistry, Organisms and Omics Techniques
  • Microbiology of Fermented Food and Beverages
  • Quantitative Bio-spectroscopy 
  • Control of Foodborne Microorganisms 
  • Brewing and Raw materials

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.

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

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  • International

    14788 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7394 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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