The Food Sciences at the University of Helsinki covers the whole food production chain from primary production via food processing to consumers. You explore innovations in food and how to improve the healthiness, safety, ecology and ethics of food and food processing. You also learn laboratory working skills and increase your knowledge of food composition, processing, structure and legislation.
Food Sciences is an internationally appreciated field of education and food research at the University of Helsinki has been highly ranked. The Master's Programme in Food Sciences will enable you to make an impact on the creation of innovative solutions for the whole chain of food production. It offers you a broad education covering courses in the composition and processing of food, in the structures and chemical reactions of food proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, and in food legislation and the safety of food additives.
As a master in Food Sciences, you will be able to help the food industry develop and renew itself since you will possess know-how on:
- Raw materials and processes, including their theoretical basics
- Different food constituents and their impact on food quality
- Factors that ensure good quality and food safety
With a Master’s degree in Food Sciences, you can embark on a career in the food industry; in a food, agricultural or environmental control laboratory; as a teacher, researcher, or self-employed entrepreneur; or as an expert in government ministries or other expert organisations.
With a Master’s degree in Food Sciences, you can find work as a product quality manager in the food industry; as an inspector in a food, agricultural or environmental control laboratory; as a teacher or researcher at a university; as self-employed entrepreneur; or as an expert in a government ministry or other expert organisation.
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- Food Chemistry
- Food Technology
- Meat Science and Technology
- Grain Science and Technology
- Dairy Science and Technology
- Food Safety
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesFamily & Consumer Science Food Sciences Agriculture View 3 other Masters in Food Sciences in Finland
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You have completed or will complete by 31 August a first-cycle degree or a second-cycle degree (degrees from universities of applied sciences included) or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
- You have completed or will complete applicable studies required for the master’s programme by 15 January.
- You have sufficient proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English.
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International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Helsinki
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.