M.Sc. On Campus

Integrated Food Studies

University of Copenhagen

24 months
14788 EUR/year
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The MSc in Integrated Food Studies programme at University of Copenhagen enables you to tackle problems related to the production and consumption of food, such as obesity, climate change and sustainability.


Your area of study will be the production, processing, distribution and consumption of food products from the perspectives of the natural, health and social sciences. You learn to analyse the challenges and propose ways in which food systems can be designed to promote better public health, have a lower environmental impact and ensure food for the planet’s growing population.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Integrated Food Studies programme at University of Copenhagen have a range of career opportunities in the food sector:

  • In the private part of the food sector – e.g. the food industry and retail trade – you are able to work with management, strategic planning and innovative design, or manage change projects in food-related organisations and companies
  • In the public sector, 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 the strategic development and implementation of public and private meal services. This could involve, for example, developing local authority meal services for elderly people, designed to reduce food waste and improve health.
  • Graduates can work with food systems at international level, e.g. in the EU, the UN, or international NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Alternative and Mainstream Food Systems
  • Innovation in Food Systems
  • Food Concept Design
  • Project in Sustainable Diets, Food Systems 
  • Food Consumption
  • The Sociology of Food and Eating
  • Meal Systems and Technology
  • Meal Consumer Research

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

  • 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.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science from a Danish or international university if their programme includes at least 30 ECTS within the field of food science.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14788 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7394 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • DKK 55,000

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.


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