M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Food Systems

24 months
5000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
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The Sustainable Food Systems programme of University of Kassel is a two-year international master’s degree programme aiming at educating future academics and managers for food companies and organisations to manage food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way.


About the Programme

The Sustainable Food Systems programme of University of Kassel is developed on the basis of advice from the job market and designed to provide graduates with a strong basis within sustainable food production combined with an individual and international profile.

The first semester will offer a common basic semester package in three different countries and provide a common e-learning module on introduction to sustainability. The first semester will educate students in basic competencies like entrepreneurship, intercultural communication, food legislation, and supply chain.

In the second semester students can choose from four different specialization packages, enabling them to create an individual profile. The four specialization packages are: Economics, Food Technology and Microstructure or Raw Materials and Nutrition.

The third semester is an obligatory applied semester. Students will take part in two projects based on strong cooperation of Isara with several French companies. This semester will educate students in research projects and group work in order to incorporate transversal and soft skills.

During the fourth semester students will perform a master’s thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical chemistry and biochemistry of food
  • Food microbiology
  • Grains and Vegetables technology
  • Fruit Science
  • Animal Sources
  • Food technology and plants

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

  • A letter from the candidate describing his/her interest in sustainable food systems (cover Letter – reasons for applying and career plans)
  • One mandatory reference letter
  • A copy with translation in English of your degree(s)
  • A copy with translation in English of official transcripts from all colleges and universities or any other institution or higher education attended.
  • Evidence of proficiency in English
  • If you took a French Baccalauréat, a copy of your “relevé de notes official” is required (INE apparant)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your passport
  • A recent headshot picture (passport format)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.

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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