Food Innovation and Product Design, Master | Paris-Saclay University | Paris, France
Master On Campus

Food Innovation and Product Design

24 months
4500 EUR/year
2250 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Paris-Saclay University's Food Innovation and Product Design course is part of the elite Erasmus Mundus Programme and the Erasmus + Programme initiated by the European Commission to enhance and promote European Higher Education throughout the world.


Learning outcomes in this Food Innovation and Product Design programme at Paris-Saclay University include:

  • Have developed personal, social, leadership and intellectual skills in a multidisciplinarity context of food innovation and product design.

  • Have a deep knowledge and be able to apply the values of scholarship, inquiry, reflexion, integrity, openmindness, evidence-based thinking and collegiality.

  • Understand and be able to apply the principles and processes that underpin sustainable and innovative food development, including engineering, culinary, managerial and scientific aspects.

  • Be able to develop new knowledge or procedure and to integrate knowledge from different fields.

  • Get insight and awareness of the socio-economic environment and reflect on relationships between individuals, society and economy, providing a holistic overview of food innovation from local to global scale and of industrial practices throughout the whole food supply chains, from raw materials to consumers.

  • Make an informed choice of area of specialisation in the second FIPDes year.

Career prospects

Opportunities following the FIPDes programme are diverse and varied:

  • Jobs in SMEs
  • Jobs in the R&D of major food groups
  • Jobs in Higher Education
  • Development of its own start-up
  • Continuation of studies in another Master
  • PhD programmes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transversal Innovation Project: Intercultural Intelligence, Project Management and Creativity
  • Sustainable Development for Food Products
  • Statistics Applied to Food Science and Technology
  • Formulation Engineering Applied to Food Products
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Comprehensive Food Science and Analysis
  • Structuring Food: Science and Technology
  • Analytical Engineering for the Agri-Food Industries and the Environment
  • Advanced Molecular Gastronomy
  • New Food Business Creation
  • Food Law and the Regulatory Environment

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

  • Background: BSc degree or equivalent degree of at least 180 ECTS or equivalent in food science and technology, biotechnology, process engineering, biochemistry, nutrition or food related fields with a number of prerequisites (e.g. chemistry, biotechnology, process technology/engineering, biochemistry, mathematics, statistics) representing at least three years of study from a foreign institute of higher education. 
  • Motivation letter.
  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).
  • Other diplomas.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 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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