• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The MSc programme in Integrated Food Studies focuses on how we can tailor our food systems to tackle the problems that are currently associated with food production. For example, you can examine how private or public meal services can be designed to avoid food waste and promote health; the factors behind our high consumption of meat; or the necessary conditions for a development towards a more plant-based diet.

The starting point of the Integrated Food Studies programme at University of Copenhagen is that these and similar issues are complex and are best studied through a combination of different academic disciplines. Therefore, the programme not only incorporates the natural and health sciences, but also food design and social science.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you will have access to a wide range of jobs in the food sector and related fields:

  • In the private part of the food sector – including the food industry and retail trade – you will be able to work with management, strategic planning and innovative design, or manage change projects in food-related organisations and companies
  • In the public sector – state, regional and municipal organisations – you can work with strategic development and consultancy as well as with preparing and implementing policies in the food area.
  • You will be able to work with strategic development and implementation of public and private meal services. For example, this could involve developing municipal meal services for elderly people to reduce food waste and improve health.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Welfare Foodscapes
  • Meal Systems and Technologies
  • Actor Mapping in Food Networks
  • Mapping Meals and their Spaces
  • Foodscapes – Enterprises
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Governance and Change Management in Modern Food Systems
  • Mapping Food and its Structures

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply 
  • If you have a bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of food science from an international university if their programme includes at least 30 ECTS within the field of food science.
  • Bachelor’s degree within the field of science from a Danish or international university if at least 30 ECTS within the field of food science.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14746 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7373 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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DKK 55,000

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/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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