Mediterranean Food Science and Technology, M.A. | University of Palermo | Palermo, Italy
24 months
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The Master Degree course in Mediterranean Food Science and Technology at the University of Palermo has the specific training objective of providing the advanced knowledge required to rationally choose the most suitable processes and transformation phases for modern production and for the management of the agri-food company.

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The Master Degree course in Mediterranean Food Science and Technology at the University of Palermo specifically addresses the problems relating to technologies applied to the management of raw materials and foods specific to the Mediterranean environment, also in relation to the various food distribution chains, including the areas of public catering, nutrition, and control of food safety and products of Mediterranean origin; food trade and safety legislation; the economics and management of agri-food business, marketing and, in particular, analysis of consumer behaviour. 

What can you do with it?

The graduate in MEDITERRANEAN FOOD SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES can carry out management, planning, control, coordination and training activities in the production and conservation, distribution and administration of food products. They will be capable of autonomously developing innovative solutions in the food industry and in the freelance profession.

Programme Structure

  • What makes the Degree Program unique is its focus on the sustainability of the agri-food industry processes and on the biological and microbiological control of food Mediterranean Agri-food chains, including those of animal and marine origin. 
  • The course will focus on the nutritional aspect and food safety control of products of Mediterranean origin; the development and formulation of new food products; the food law on trade and food safety; the economics of the food business, marketing and, in particular, the analysis of consumer behaviour.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a first cycle University Degree. You may choose only 2nd cycle Degree Courses compliant with your 1st cycle Degree.

Tuition Fee

Foreign students will finalize the enrollment by presenting their personal income certificate (ISEE - a document that can be requested at a dedicated help desk), in order to be located in the proper tax area to calculate the right amount of fees. 

If they do not present any personal income certificate, they will have to pay a standard amount of fees: €300 for students from a member country of the DAC LIST OCSE; €600 for those NOT from a DAC LIST OCSE country. 

In addition they will pay the regional tax (€ 150) and the virtual revenue stamp (€ 16).

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Living costs for Palermo

610 - 870 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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