• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The dairy industry is an important branch within the food industry. The Dairy Science and Technology specialisation at Wageningen University and Research focuses on the dairy production chain from primary production to technology and the consumer. Composition, quality, the nutritional value of milk and dairy products are important topics.

Career opportunities

The demand for employees in this field is currently higher than the number of graduates from the Dairy Science and Technology programme.

Many recent graduates found, for example, the following jobs:

  • Research in the industry or at research institutes
  • Process technology at innovation centres, innovative food companies or government agencies
  • At universities as PhD student

Of the previously graduated students, 50% works in the dairy industry, 35% in a university and 15% outside the field of Dairy Science and Technology.

As graduates progress in their careers, they usually advance to the management level.

Scope of the Dairy Science and Technology programme

The whole dairy chain with focus on milk and milk components:

  • Variability in milk composition throughout the chain
  • Causes of variability in milk composition
  • Changes in composition during processing
  • Milk composition and human health
  • Using variability in milk composition for adding value to milk and its components

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dairy Chemistry and Physics
  • Food Components and Health
  • Dairy Science and Technology
  • Product and Process Design
  • Food Ingredient Functionality
  • Advanced Food Physics
  • Advanced Food Chemistry
  • Food Fermentation
For more information please visit the progroamme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 15 January 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Students who wish to enrol in the MSc Programme at Wageningen University must have:

  • A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to your selected programme.
  • Quality: sufficient quality of the BSc degree as shown by an average mark of at least 7 (Dutch system), a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least B/B+ (US system) or a classification as 2nd upper (UK system). You can download a pdf file with detailed information on other international equivalents of the required quality 'WU International Credentials Evaluation guidelines.'
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Wageningen

  • 700 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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