M.Sc. On Campus

Biotechnologies for Food Science

24 months
2622 EUR/year
2622 EUR/year
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The MSc in Biotechnologies for Food Science programme at the University of Padua explores how to produce healthier and safer food following a cross-cutting, farm/field-to-fork approach.


Theoretical lessons are mixed with practical training, offering hands-on experience in advanced DNA RNA and protein analysis together with lab sessions in bioinformatics. Focused on the application of innovative biotechnological methodologies in food production and safety, it is the ideal trait-d’union between the requests of consumers and producers in the agro-food sectorand the research applied to production and food-safety.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the MSc in Biotechnologies for Food Science programme at the University of Padua work in private and public research centres, in public institutions dealing with animal health and food safety as well as in the private agri-food sector, from animal and crop production, to food processing and large food retail chains.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Genomics for Animal and Crop Improvement
  • Applied Bioinformatics 
  • Food Microbiology and Food Microbial Biotechnology
  • Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
  • Laboratory of Advanced DNA; RNA and Protein Analysis
  • Traceability Tools for Species Authentication
  • Biotechnology for Crop Protection
  • Advanced Technologies for the Agrifood Sector

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

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)
  • A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required, with proven skills in Biology, Biotechnology for the production of goods and services, ethical regulations and issues
  • The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
  • You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
  • You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to the university.
  • If you are admitted to the degree course, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalised copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalised documents are required at application stage.
  • English B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent certificate

  • During the assesment procedure, the selection committee reserves the right to invite applicants to take an interview via the application platform.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2622 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2622 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2622 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2622 EUR per year during 24 months.

Our tuition fees are balanced according to your family’s income and will not exceed 2600 euros per year. Also, we offer a wide range of funding opportunities.

Living costs for Legnaro

600 - 900 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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