Food Technology

Ghent University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Master of Science in Food Technology at Ghent University will prepare you to become a highly skilled professional in food technology, equipped with the necessary technical and managerial knowledge to successfully contribute to solving problems related to food security. The program particularly focuses on countries where food security is a current/future major concern and key challenge.


  • Inter-university Food Technology programme - Joint degree offered by the two leading universities in Flanders
  • High-level research-based education to solve food security problems in developing countries at Ghent University
  • Farm to fork multi-disciplinary approach

Program highlights

Food should not only be produced, it should also be delivered to the ultimate consumer in an acceptable form if it is to fulfil its nutritional destiny. 

To bring foods to the consumer in an acceptable form, on the one hand processing technologies are used to convert edible raw materials into foods with decreased inherent stability; on the other hand preservation technologies are required to increase the stability and shelf life of foods.

Based on these considerations two technological dimensions are the key objectives: the transformation (processing) of raw materials into products suited for human consumption and the role of postharvest and food preservation unit operations in delivering safe and nutritious foods to the end consumer.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Statistics
  • Food Chemistry and Analysis
  • Food Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
  • Food Microbiology and Analysis
  • Engineering Properties of Biological Materials
  • Human Nutrition
  • Thermal Processing of Foods
  • Transport Phenomena and Engineering Kinetics

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International applicants must have obtained an academic Bachelor of Science degree (in developing countries typically a 4-year programme) in a discipline related to the content of the programme from a recognized University, College or Institute. 
  • Candidates are expected to have basic science training (demonstrable in the transcripts) in at least three out of four of the following fields: (i) mathematics, statistics and physics, (ii) chemistry and biochemistry, (iii) biology and microbiology and (iv) engineering, with an end result of at least second class upper or equivalent. Each application will be evaluated by the Educational Committee for admission. 

Tuition Fee

 enrolment at KU Leuven


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Food Technology
Ghent University


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