24 months
4916 EUR/year
4916 EUR/year
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The Food Science and Safety programme from Kaunas University of Technology is the only postgraduate studies in the Baltic States that have been awarded the international EQAS-Food Label quality label.

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These studies will set you on a highway leading to the exciting places in a European job market or, should you choose so, to a brilliant research career. MSc Food Science and Safety study programme educates smart food science and safety professionals, focusing on future food technologies with the emphasis on the bio-economy and functionality.

This Food Science and Safety programme from Kaunas University of Technology has been developed to educate wide profile food science specialists both for the food industry and the companies conducting food products’ research. Our students learn the theory, methods and technology behind the development of new products enriched by advanced natural antioxidants, antimicrobial substances, they acquire the skills needed for analysing rheological characteristics and texture of various components. During your studies, you will learn the skills and competencies needed to lead interdisciplinary projects and will be educated on food production safety and quality management.

After graduation, you will be able to conduct food innovation groups or even build your own business. Your education will allow you to become an influential speaker able to form public opinion in the fields of food science, safety, technology and nutrition.

  • Access to the four unique semi-industrial food technology lines (bread, beer, meat, fish, dairy products) at the Lithuanian Food Science and Technology Competence Centre at KTU
  • Possibility to join internationally renowned food science research groups
  • A unique to Lithuania MA+ study model allows students either to aim for excellence in a chosen speciality field or to strengthen their interdisciplinary competencies by choosing different elective study paths


After graduating, students will be able to:

  • develop, install and manage innovative food processing technologies, solve tasks of development, research and control of new products based on the latest achievements in food science and safety;
  • install food safety and quality control systems, execute control of quality and safety of raw materials and products, and production, provide consultations, coordinate new projects for improvement of quality and safety of food products, create and develop original ideas and methods while solving the issues of impact of food products on human health;
  • plan, organise and perform scientific and applied research in the areas of food science and safety, apply modern methods and equipment of instrumental analysis , analyse, critically assess and summarise research results, provide conclusions on quality and safety of food products, biological, chemical and other hazards in food and procedures for their elimination;
  • work effectively as a member or leader of inter-field and interdisciplinary teams, present work results orally and in writing, make innovative technological, engineering and economic solutions considering their impact on the public and environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Food Chemistry
  • Dietetic
  • Food Quality and Safety Management
  • Modern Methods in Food Analysis and Quality Control
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Functional Foods and Food Supplements

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • University bachelor degree certificate
  • Engineering, Technology, Physical, Life, Health, Veterinary or Agricultural Sciences study field degree; ≥18 ECTS completed in the Food Technology study field subjects.
  • Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
  • The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.
  • The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4916 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4916 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4916 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4916 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Kaunas

428 - 740 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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