• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The online specialisation is part of the master Food Technology, which is one of the best and most innovative programmes in Europe and worldwide. Food Technology - Online Master Specialisation programme is offered at Wageningen University and Research.


The Food Technology - Online Master Specialisation from Wageningen University and Research focuses on the core of food technology: ingredient functionality, sustainable food process engineering and product design.

You will learn how to perform food science research, design food products and improve food production processes. Since the programme includes input from different disciplines: food chemistry, food physics, food microbiology, food process engineering and food quality & design, you will be able to work in different branches of the food industry.

Programme Online Master Food Technology

The master specialisation is designed as a part-time study, which gives you the flexibility to combine study and your professional career. In the first two years, you will follow a series of courses with a study load of ±20 hours per week. The programme includes two short stays of 2 weeks in Wageningen, in order to take part in the necessary lab-practicals. The course work is followed by a tailor-made internship and Master thesis. Depending on the effort and time you invest, the programme will take 3- 4 years to complete. After successful completion, you will obtain a fully recognised Master of Science degree from Wageningen University.

Future career

Graduates of the master Food Technology have excellent career opportunities in the food industry, the government, consultancies, universities or research institutes. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Food Microbiology - Minimal processing, preservation and fermentation
  • Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing - Flow and pinch analysis
  • Enzymology for Food and Biorefinery - Carbohydrates and kinetics
  • Advanced Food Microbiology - Tools for safety management
  • Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing - Exergy analysis
  • Advanced Biochemical Analysis of Foods - Product composition
  • Food Toxicology - Toxicity and risk assessment of avoidable chemicals in food
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 15 January 
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity 20 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Weekday, Flexible
    • Duration description
      Depending on the effort and time you invest, the programme will take 3-4 years to complete.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • Relevant Bsc degree
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 70%
  • Proficiency in English
  • Specific online master requirements

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9680 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9680 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Total fees (3 years)
    • EU/EFTA €6,206
    • NON-EU/EFTA  €36,960
    Total fees (4 years)
    • EU/EFTA  €8,306
    • NON-EU/EFTA  €38,720


    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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