• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Food Quality Management programme at Wageningen University and Research offers an integrated approach to the study and assessment of quality processes in the agrifood chain through an exclusively developed techno-managerial approach. The whole supply chain is studied from the primary sector to the final consumer. Food, flowers and cattle are also discussed.

About

The Food Quality Management programme at Wageningen University and Research gives you the chance to analyse problems using both the social and life sciences. This allows you a higher level of approach on the topics of food quality, quality management, quality design, quality control, quality improvement, quality assurance, quality policy and business strategy.

Social and life sciences

This two-year MSc gives you the chance to analyse problems using both the social and life sciences. This allows you a higher level of approach on the topics of food quality, quality management, quality design, quality control, quality improvement, quality assurance, quality policy and business strategy.

Customer-oriented thinking

The quality of the food we eat has become of utmost importance over the past decades. We have become more cautious of its features in terms of safety and health. Companies used to be judged solely by their financial performance in the past. At present, the overall quality of performance is most important and acts as a strong factor of competition in the market. 

A major and interesting topic

Food quality management has become a major and interesting topic of research and education. Food quality management is a scientific field in which integration of the essential knowledge disciplines domains is a key issue.

Career prospects

Career prospects include becoming (food) quality management experts in agribusiness, research and public administration.

Programme Structure

Specialisations

Within the master programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

  • Quality Control and Assurance
  • Quality and Food Logistics
  • User-oriented Food Quality
  • Quality Management and Entrepreneurship
For more information, please visit the programme 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:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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 holding a BSc degree or equivalent  in one of the following fields are eligible for the MSc programme Food Quality Management:

  • Food Science, Food Technology or related
  • General agriculture/Agronomy with specialisation Food Technology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Post -Harvest Technology  (when focussed on food science)
  • Nutrition, Dietetics or similar
  • Laboratory Sciences (with microbiology)
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy
  • Food and business
  • Food design
  • Animal and/or Veterinary Sciences
  • Horticulture or plant sciences
  • Management Studies
  • Consumer Studies
A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade.

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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