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ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering (member of the France Agro³ network) offers a Master of Science and Engineering degree in Food Science, taught in English or in French, specializing in the Sustainable Management of Food Production, or Quality Management Systems in the Agrofood industry.

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The general objectives of the Food Science program from  ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering (France Agro³) is to give students:  

  • an international view of food safety regulations and standards, highlighting local and international specificities 
  • tools to assist food companies in setting up systems (HACCP, BRC,IFS, SQF, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001) and to carry out audits (preparation for internal auditor certification exam) 
  • an overview of theories, concepts and methodologies of company resource planning systems 
  • a practical view of food industry management, through lectures and seminars by professionals of the sector  
  • experience managing projects in an international context, with a multicultural team 

The expertise of ISA Lille’s Food Quality laboratory is focused on sensory analysis. The main research area of the team is based on a better understanding of the mechanisms of product evaluation.


  • The active learning method is based on practical work in labs, case studies, industrial projects and internships in companies. As with all ISA programs (Bachelors and Masters), all students will have several professional experiences.
  • Project management and intercultural activities allow students to develop their abilities to work in team and to reinforce transverse skills.  
  • Industrial projects: these group projects must be carried out during the two years of the program. The students deal with specific industrial or research-oriented issues 
  • Food Science Internships: these individual professional experiences are required in the first year (2 to 3 months) and in the second year (6 months), either in a company or a lab, in France or abroad. Food Science Internships are a step-by-step process which aims at giving the student’s responsibilities. 


ISA Lille gives you the opportunity to be in touch with over 200 companies and create your network for internships and future jobs. 

Each year, ISA Lille organizes a Company and Career Day. This event gives our students a chance to develop their own network by meeting industry representatives and a partner companies.  85% of ISA Food Science graduates are or employed within 6 months of graduating and get diverse jobs in Production, Supply Chain, R&D, Sales and Marketing, Management, Quality and Safety, and others.  

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Food Tech Project

  • Quality Assurance and HACCP

  • Unit Operations

  • Applied Statistics

  • Bioprocess

  • Production Management

  • Ingredients

  • Nutrition

  • Sensory Evaluation

  • Physical, Chemical, and Microbiological Characterization of Food Products


Open to students from different countries and sometimes very disparate cultural traditions, the intercultural dimension therefore plays an important role in the program. The internationalization of students’ skills and personal qualities will therefore quickly take concrete form.


The program is entirely taught in English by an international team of Professors, researchers and professionals in the food sector, from France and abroad (staff coming from partner universities and partner companies). Students therefore benefit from the additional global expertise of professors and experts from France and other countries.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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English, French


120 ECTS


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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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Life Sciences (Agriculture, Food Science, Biology, or related field)
  • B2 level in language of instruction (French or English) certified by an official test score (DELF, DALF, French Bac) 
  • French is NOT required for admission to English-taught programs, but is highly recommended

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