24 months
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18000 EUR/year
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About

Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the food system with this Food Systems course at EIT Food.

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Overview

Aim of the course

The programme is based on a combination of essential entrepreneurial skills, which will help you to become an effective innovator, and key technical skills that are tailored to your career ambition in the sector.

The Master in Food Systems programme at EIT Food  is developing top talent for the food sector, by training the leaders of the future. Organised by leading academic institutions and industrial partners from across our Partner network, this programme aims to prepare you to drive a future transformation of the food system and increase the competitiveness of the companies you chose to work for. 

By working with colleagues who have a wide variety of different academic backgrounds, you will become creative leaders and team builders capable of bringing distinctive points of view along with novel solutions for tomorrow's consumers and citizens. 

You will accomplish this by taking a 'learning and experimental' journey through our network of industrial, academic and entrepreneurial partners. 

By the end of the programme, you will be able to: 

  • Identify short and long-term future consequences of decisions involving different components of the food system from an integrated scientific, ethical and inter-generational perspective, and merge this into a solution-focused approach. 
  • Translate innovations into feasible business solutions for the food sector. 
  • Think beyond boundaries, and systematically explore and generate new ideas, responding to current and future challenges within the food system. 
  • Use knowledge, ideas and technology to create new or significantly improved products, services, processes, new business models or jobs in the food sector. 
  • Use cutting-edge research methods, processes and techniques towards new venture creation and growth, and apply these in cross-disciplinary teams and contexts. 
  • Transform practical experiences in different areas of the food sector into research problems and challenges. 
  • Develop decision-making and leadership competencies. 

Graduates will become part of an international alumni network, and we will connect you with our entire professional network so that you have access to the right support when you want to innovate or create a new venture at any point in your career.

Accreditation

Next to the academic degree, the programme has received the EIT Label certification

Programme Structure

  • All students will follow the online module “Introduction to the Food System” as the first module of the first semester. You then will go through a semester-long study block at your home university (the institution in which you enrol).
  • The second semester is spent at a second university of the consortium (your first host institution). You will also take part in a Summer School on entrepreneurship with all other students enrolled on the programme.
  • For the third semester, you move to a third university (your second host institution), where you take part in a semester-long Market Feasibility Study along with further food systems modules.
  • For the final semester, you return to your home institution to complete your Master’s thesis. The thesis will be mentored by a mixed team of EIT Food Partners (industrial, academic and research organisations).

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Start dates depend on the location of your home university.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at EIT Food and/or in your country of interest, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is for elite students from across the EU who want to become a new type of food entrepreneur. 
  • You need to have an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Sciences, Biological/Life Sciences, Food Science, Chemistry, Food Safety, Nutrition, Economics, Management or a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.

EIT Food offers (partial) participation fee waivers for excellent students.

Living costs for Madrid

745 - 1260 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

EIT Food offers (partial) participation fee waivers for excellent students.

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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