M.Sc. On Campus

Food Sciences for Innovation and Authenticity

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

24 months
748 EUR/year
748 EUR/year
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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.


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


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for the 2021 intake are open from 1 March to 28 April 2021 for both EU and non-EU citizens, and from 19 May to 24 August 2021 for EU citizens only.




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

  • a bachelor degree in one of the following Italian degree classes

the previous career must have covered at least 30 ECTS credits in one or more of the following scientific sectors:

  • Mathematical Logic; Algebra; Geometry; Mathematics Education and History of Mathematics; Mathematical Analysis, Probability and Statistics; Mathematical Physics; Numerical Analysis; Operations Research
  • Experimental Physics; Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Models and Methods; Physics of Matter; Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Physics of the Earth and of the Circumterrestrial Medium; Applied Physics; Didactics and History of Physics
  • Analytical Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; General and Inorganic Chemistry; Industrial Chemistry Science and Technology of Polymeric Materials; Organic Chemistry; Chemical Foundations of Technology
  • Food Chemistry; Chemistry and Biotechnology of Fermentations

Entry level (to gain admission)

  • English: B2

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    748 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 748 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    748 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 748 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bolzano - Bozen

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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