24 months
17616 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want an exciting career in the international food industry? The Food Studies programme of the Wageningen University and Research offers a unique programme where you can develop your knowledge of food technology. This master's is an exclusive specialisation in cooperation with the universities of Cork (Ireland), Lund (Sweden) and Agro-Paris Tech (France), and ten large industrial partners.

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Programme Food Studies

In the Food Studies programme of the Wageningen University and Research  you develop scientific, research and communication skills while studying throughout Europe. It is a great way to combine academic training from the world’s best food universities with the real-world industry.

Partner companies

The collaboration with our industrial partners gives you the opportunity to experience working in world-class facilities and learning from leaders in the various field. Partners in this unique programme are Heineken, Nestle, Mondelez, DSM, Firmenich, Mars, Groupe Lactalis, Tetra Pak, Jacobs Douwe Egberts and Unilever.

Future career

Graduates of the European master's in Food Studies generally find a job in the food industry in R&D positions, quality assurance or management positions or they pursue a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Ingredient Functionality
  • Food Structuring
  • Advanced Food Physics
  • Food Flavour Design
  • Sensory Analysis, Flavour and Colour
  • Consumer Behaviour in Food Markets

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

  • Relevant academic background: sufficient food science curriculum (priority is given to graduates of BSc Food Technology)
  • Academic level: high GPA, quality of university
  • Motivation & interest
  • Research experience: BSc thesis, internships, other projects, abroad experience
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Extra-curricular activities: transferrable skills, such as team work, organizational skills, leadership, dedication, time management, communication, independence, foreign languages.
  • Another (completed) MSc programme or some years of working experience in a relevant area (if applicable)
  • Personality assessment
  • Added value to the team: EMFS does not only recruit individuals, but also a group of students with diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, a unique set of skills and personality.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17616 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17616 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wageningen

700 - 800 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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