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Food Technology 

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The MSc programme in Food Technology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) provides you with an understanding of modern food production and profound knowledge of technologies associated with the production of healthy, safe food.

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Food technology is an innovative, exciting, and highly interdisciplinary field of study; meeting the challenges related to global market requirements, changing consumer demands, sustainability, social responsibility, and competitiveness requires knowledge in a wide range of areas. 

Food Technology at DTU is thus an interdisciplinary study programme involving different departments and disciplines, including microbiology, biochemistry, physics, chemical engineering, and engineering.

Study programme focus

The Food Technology programme at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) aims to provide you with profound analytical, design, and development skills in terms of technologies and processes related to modern production of healthy, safe food. 

The programme covers a wide range of courses in technical fields of activity, food science, management, and communication. In addition, the food industry and other external stakeholders also play an active role on the programme, allowing you to work with highly relevant, real-life issues and projects.

Focus areas

Your choice of courses in your individual study plan offers a high degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study programme by choosing from the wide range of courses. Experience shows, however, that students tend to choose specialization courses with focus on either food production or food safety. 

You also have the opportunity to choose one of the two special programmes—Brewer (in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and the Scandinavian School of Brewing) or AQFood (in collaboration with four other Nordic universities).

Career opportunities

With an MSc degree in Food Technology, you will have the qualifications to work in food companies and related industries engaged in production, quality, and safety in production chains—both in Denmark and internationally. Furthermore, you will be able to work in industries involved in the manufacture of food production equipment, and in the consultancy industry providing scientific advice and personal consultancy services.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Food Safety in Production Chains
  • Hygienic design in the food industry
  • Entrepreneurship in food and bioengineering
  • Development of innovative future food: Ecotrophelia and Blue Dot course
  • Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
  • HardTech Entrepreneurship

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.

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

In order to be admitted with a Bachelor degree or equivalent taken at a non-Danish university, your study must have been at a level comparable to that of a Danish BSc Eng degree and of sufficient relevance to Food Technology, like

  • BSc Eng in Food Science and Technology,
  • BSc Eng in Human Life Science Engineering
  • BSc Eng in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology
The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Food Technology
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


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