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Food Sciences for Innovation and Authenticity

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This two-year Master in Food Sciences for Innovation and Authenticity at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano provides you with sound knowledge of current and future challenges in food sciences, combining innovation and authenticity, and offering you the opportunity to interact closely with the food industry.

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Overview

The Master in Food Sciences for Innovation and Authenticity at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano  is a joint initiative with the Universities of Parma and Udine, known worldwide for their excellence in higher education in the field of food sciences.

The course aims at training professionals who are able to work confidently in areas of food sciences, such as technology, engineering, microbiology, chemistry and sustainability.

After the first year, you can choose among five different profiles:

  • Applied Engineering and Genetics;
  • Food Quality and Management;
  • Nutrition Sciences;
  • Food Chemistry;
  • Food Packaging.

The latter two learning tracks are offered in partnership, respectively, with the University College Cork, Ireland, and the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Students will have the opportunity to spend up to two semesters in one of these European partner institutions.

The programme is supported by industries belonging to AssoImprenditori Alto Adige - sezione Alimentari - and Südtiroler Bauernbund - Unione Agricoltori e Coltivatori Diretti Sudtirolesi. This partnership will allow students to write their research thesis with joint tutorship from both the university and the food industry. Participating companies are: Assolatte, Barilla, Consorzio Gorgonzola, Consorzio Grana Padano, Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano, Consorzio Prosciutto di San Daniele, Consorzio Montasio, Consorzio Tutela Speck Alto Adige, Despar, Dr. Schär, Forst, Loacker, Mila, Pan, Unione Parmense degli Industriali, VOG Products and Zuegg.

Employment prospects

Graduates of the programme are placed in companies in the food industry, and specialise in research and development; food processing; product design and development; management and control of food processing; food automation technology; the development of methods to guarantee food authenticity; quality control; and the development of innovative processes to enhance the nutritional value of foods and the sustainability of the food chain.

The course provides students with the tools to pursue a career as a consultant or to work in managerial roles, mainly in the food industries, and in companies that link the food supply chain, from manufacturing to storage and distribution, including large-scale retailers, and public and private centres dedicated to planning, managing and improving processes. Our graduates design and innovate all food processes and products to guarantee and enhance the sensory, nutritional and sustainable quality of the food chain.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Innovation and Authenticity in Food Processing
  • Fermentations as Tools for Making Traditional and Innovative Foods and Beverages
  • Environmental Chemistry Towards Food Processing
  • Food Value Chain Management
  • Reaction Kinetics in Food Processing
  • Food Chemistry
  • Starter and Functional Microbes for Innovation, Authenticity and Healthy Status
  • The Natural Microbial Starters for Innovation and Authenticity
  • The Food – Human Axis for Driving the Gut Microbiome
  • Informatics for Big Data

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early Bird (for EU and non-EU citizens): 2 March - 28 April 

Late Application (for EU citizens only): 20 May - 10 July 

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Application

In order to gain admission to the course, you will be required to submit certification of a B2 level of competence in the English language. If you do not have an official language certification, you can take a language exam at our campus.

Selection Criteria

Grades from your undergraduate degree (Bachelor or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Check the official programme website for information about funding options.

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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