M.Sc. On Campus

Food Innovation and Health

24 months
10760 EUR/year
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At the MSc programme in Food Innovation and Health at the University of Copenhagen you will be working with the development of healthy, sustainable, and tasty products. 


You will be working with food science, food innovation and product development within disciplines such as nutrition, Food Design Thinking, consumer science, food chemistry, gastronomy, food sociology and sensory science.

You will be taught how to combine knowledge about nutrition, sensory quality, innovation and entrepreneurship with food chemistry, culinary techniques, product development, sociology, and consumer science. In this way, you will be able to navigate in the cross field between palatability, health, and sustainability with a view to develop new successful products and consumer experiences.

You will be examining and optimizing food (incl. new raw materials and underexploited biological resources) with tastiness, healthiness and sustainability as the tools to ensure dissemination for the benefit of as many as possible. 

Career Opportunities

With a degree in Food Innovation and Health at the University of Copenhagen, you can use your competencies in food science, nutrition, innovation, and entrepreneurship to obtain exciting jobs in the food industry or within the public food area, for instance as a product developer or adviser.

You can also work with communication, health promotion, management, a green transition with sustainable food products, or research within the food and health sector. Furthermore, you can teach, serve as a consultant, or establish your own company.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Food Science and Culinary Techniques
  • Nutrition Physiology
  • Food Consumer Research
  • Thematic Course in Food Innovation and Health
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Determinants of Food Consumption 
  • Bioactive Components and Health

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.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements.

  • BSc in Food Science with the Food, Health and Nutrition subject-specific course package from the University of Copenhagen 
Other bachelor’s degrees
  • If you have a bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10760 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5380 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee: DKK 40,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /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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