M.Sc. On Campus


ITMO University

24 months
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The FoodTech program at ITMO University will teach students evidence-based principles of the formation of functional and specialized products for the prevention, correction, and rehabilitation of the body functional state and assess their effectiveness in test environments;


Students in the FoodTech program at ITMO University will learn: 

  • physiological, biochemical, and social aspects of nutrition and their impact on human health, the latest achievements in food technologies to create products that contribute to the restoration of the body's vital functions and active aging; the relationship between political, economic, social, and cultural factors, environment and food quality, food availability and human health;

  • principles of integrative selection of means for modeling the composition of products with specified properties, methods of differentiation, quantitative and qualitative determination of the main nutrients and biologically active substances, as well as the conditions for the sales of the enriched product and existing restrictions;

  • strategies for creating products for personalized nutrition based on the results of the blood biochemistry analysis, intestinal microbiota, and genetic tests, as well as the family history and the lifestyle of a particular person.

  • unique nutritional characteristics and needs of various target groups, in particular, people with various types of metabolic disorders, impaired swallowing and loss of appetite (enteral nutrition), herodietic nutrition, etc.

Career Options

  • Multi-skilled nutritionists;

  • Fitness trainers with a background in sports nutrition;

  • Nutrition experts at various health facilities;

  • Foodservice workers;

  • Experts in health and wellness;

  • Sports tourism specialists;

  • Olympics and professional sports managers, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Applied Artificial Intelligence 

  • R&D Project Management 

  • Food Chemistry 

  • Food Microbiology 

  • Dietary and Functional Supplements

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

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science & Technology (or related fields) with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; upper-intermediate level of English.

Tuition Fee

  • Tuition Fee: TBA

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 RUB /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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