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International Food Business and Consumer Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Kassel, Germany
The International Food Business and Consumer Studies programme of University of Kassel enables its students to take on responsible tasks in national and international enterprises in the food business, as well as in food certification organisations.


The International Food Business and Consumer Studies programme of University of Kassel studies the politics of food in society, involving manufacturers, retailers, consumers and health professionals, are complex and continually evolving.

In particular, they are qualified to manage complex processes in enterprises in food industries and food trade as well as farms to develop and market food products and related services according to the needs of different consumer groups. The graduates, with their flexibility of thinking and wide range of knowledge and skills, are proving increasingly attractive to employers. Graduates are qualified for further postgraduate studies, esp. PhD programmes. The MSc International Food Business and Consumer Studies is a joint venture of two German Universities: The University of Kassel in Witzenhausen (Organic Agricultural Sciences) and the University of Applied Sciences Fulda (Nutritional, Food and Consumer Sciences).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Profile Module
  • Food and Business
  • International Legislation on Consumer Protection and Food
  • Food Quality Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Recent Developments in Food and Nutritional Sciences

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • BSc Degree with a minimum duration of six semesters (180 ECTS credits or equivalent), Grade B (2.5 according to the German grading system) or better in Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional and Food Science or related fields, i.e. Food Technology
  • Non-native speaker must certify sufficient proficieny in English language by previous studies conducted entirely in English, Internationale language certificate of level C1 according to the Common Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) or level B2
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • 2 Letters of References

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 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.
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The total amount of the semester fee: 291 EUR consists of contributions to various institutions cooperating with the University of Kassel

Living costs for Kassel

  • 670 - 920 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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