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.

Career opportunities

With an MSc degree in MSc programme in Food Technology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) 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
  • Entrepreneurship in food and bio engineering
  • Development of innovative future food: Ecotrophelia and Blue Dot course
  • Innovation in Engineering
  • Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
  • X-Tech 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.

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 B.Sc and B.Eng degree and of sufficient relevance to Food Technology, like
  • B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology,
  • B.Sc. in Human Life Science Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology
  • All applicants with a Bachelor degree or equivalent taken at a non-Danish university are individually assessed accordingly.
  • If you want to consider your opportunity yourself, compare the profile of your BSc with the Danish BSc that gives direct access to the master program - mathematics/data analysis; physics; chemistry/bio-chemistry; food production; cell and molecular biology.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

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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