M.Sc. On Campus

Food Biotechnology

University of Hohenheim

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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In this interdisciplinary and research-oriented Food Biotechnology degree program at the University of Hohenheim, we concentrate on conveying knowledge about the properties, production processes, and diverse possibilities of applying enzymes and microorganisms in the food industry. 


Key facts

You will learn biochemical methodological knowledge to purify and characterize enzymes, enzyme kinetics, immobilization of enzymes, and the expression and mutagenesis of recombinant enzymes. In addition, you will develop microbiological expertise in handling pathogens in food production. 

Reasons to Choose Hohenheim

  • Small Food Biotechnology degree program at the University of Hohenheim with excellent student-faculty ratio
  • Links between research and teaching
  • Modern labs with cutting-edge technology
  • Technical test facilities with pilot plants for research and teaching offer the chance to develop and test new production processes
  • Possibility to include modules in the related disciplines Biology and Nutritional Science

Career fields

Research and development, project management, quality assurance in the industrial sector, specifically in:

  • white biotechnology
  • the food sector
  • the cosmetics industry
  • the chemical industry
  • the pharmaceutical sector
  • the production division of starter cultures manufacturers and enzyme producers
  • research facilities of federal and state governments

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Flavor Chemistry
  • Dairy Science and Technology
  • Advanced Process Engineering Techniques for Cereal Processing
  • Cellular Microbiology
  • Soft Matter Science 

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 natural or engineering sciences (180 ECTS credits)
  • Interest in Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
  • Enjoyment of experimental work
  • Interest in research and development of food production processes
  • Interest in the use of microorganisms and enzymes in food production and quality assurance

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Stuttgart

900 - 1521 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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