European Master of Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business, M.Sc. | KU Leuven | Gent, Belgium
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8000 EUR/year
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About

This two-year European Master of Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business program from KU Leuven promotes a transversal and multidisciplinary approach to a broad range of topics related to the 4S-pillars: Science, Sustainability, Safety  and Simulation.

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Overview

KU Leuven organizes regular online info sessions. You can find more information on the KU Leuven website.

About the programme 

The European Master of Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business offers an education that is at the same time broad and in-depth. The programme aims to develop and foster knowledge and awareness of scientific trends in food science, safety and quality, food product, process design and sustainable production, computational methods and risk analysis within a global context, as well as to identify key concerns about ecological and community issues relating to food systems and their production.

The course seeks to expand the scope of theoretical research and policy debates over sustainable agriculture and food production. It offers a better understanding of food systems and ecological dynamics and offers strategies in terms of regenerating natural systems. Understanding and development of key issues in food legislation and regulations and application of quality management systems in the supply chain are integral components of the course. The focus on social concerns arising from food production, marketing, economics and consumption practices are addressed in an international context.

The European Master in Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business is a two-year programme, organised in a clear modular format consisting of compulsory and optional modules in year one and two, and with an evaluation at the end of each module.

  • You will start your studies at KU Leuven for fundamental courses on Science, Sustainability, Safety and Simulation.
  • In the 2nd semester, you will continue your studies at UCP and UAnhalt.
  • In the 3rd semester you move to UCD for advanced modules on (Computational) Risk & Safety, Energy & Food Chains and Innovative Food Processing & Technology.
  • In the last semester you will work on a scientific project in one of the partner institutions or in an approved workplace that will culminate in your master’s thesis. It is strongly encouraged to take an optional professional competence module in the summer between Stage 1 and Stage 2. 

Career

The European Master of Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business programme prepares competent employees for varied sectors of work including food production, food processing, agribusiness, and positions at educational institutions, government departments and private companies.

You will be highly skilled and prepared for work at the highest professional level, able to solve problems and to present research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Science Fundamentals
  • Food Safety and Quality Fundamentals
  • Sustainable Food Product and Food Process Design Fundamentals
  • Computational Food Science, Technology and Engineering Fundamentals
  • Environmental Practices and Sustainability
  • Business and Economics in Food Industry
  • Sustainable Production of Plant based Food Products: Cereals

Audience

The ideal prospective student is: 

  • Keen to develop a career in food science and technology related to sustainable food systems: food production, food processing and food engineering
  • Aware of the need for increased food quality and quantity for an expanding world population
  • Interested in sustainable food systems from both a technological and computational point of view

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Scholarship application deadline: 1 March. For the most recent and only official information on application deadlines, please check our webpage.

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at KU Leuven and/or in Belgium, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage
  • Admission is based on academic excellence and it is mandatory for a student to hold an honour Bachelor Degree (B.Sc., B.Tech., B.Eng., etc.) or a diploma at the level of a Bachelor Degree in relevant subjects such as Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, (Bio)Engineering, (Bio)Chemical Engineering or a discipline related to the content of the programme, from a recognized university, college or institute with an end result of at least second class upper or equivalent. The competencies and qualifications of the applicants will be considered individually.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 24 months.

For the most recent – and only official – information on tuition fees, please check our webpage.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Scholarships Information

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