• 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.

Programme Structure

  • Wageningen University has an academic year which is divided into 6 periods. During the periods 1, 2, 5 and 6 a student follows two courses each. Usually one course is scheduled in the morning and one in the afternoon. 
  • Six weeks of classes are followed by a week of self study that culminates in an exam week. 
  • In period 3 and 4 - both 4 weeks including the exams - students follow one course per period.

Detailed Programme Facts

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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Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to your selected programme.
  • Sufficient quality of the bachelor's degree as shown by an average unweighted 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). If there is no GPA stated on your transcript an unweighted grade point average will be calculated. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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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