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Food Science and Technology

Master (2 years) of Science in Food Science and Technology, 120 ECTS
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Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus Frederiksberg Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


In the two-year Food Science and Technology programme you will learn about the challenges associated with food production, food safety, food quality and health. Choose between the programme's specialisations: Dairy Science and Technology, Brewing Science and Technology, Food Safety, Process Analytical Theory and individual specialisations.

Food, quality and safety are much debated topics in our society and are important issues for the individual consumer.

The rapid development which has taken place in recent decades within technology and biological science has created completely new ways of producing and processing foods. And large parts of the world are looking to Denmark when it comes to the development of foods. Food should offer experiences, eliminate lifestyle diseases, be sustainable and be produced under safe conditions.

With a degree from the MSc programme in Food Science and Technology, you will be an expert in developing the foods of the future. and you can choose between five different specialisation: 
 Dairy Science and TechnologyBrewing Science and TechnologyFood SafetyProcess Analytical Technology, and individual specialisations.

Read more about the structure of the programme and the specialisations.

Career Opportunities  

The food industry is one of Denmark’s most important sectors, and many opportunities exist for food science graduates. Also, increasing technologicalisation has made food production extremely complex, and there is a growing need for highly qualified graduates who can grasp and apply the new technologies. 
  • You can, for example, work with product development, quality management and company management in food companies.
  • You can become involved in developing new and healthy foods or working to prevent undesirable bacteria from entering the products.
  • As the programme is taught in English and the food industry is globally oriented, the programme gives you a solid foundation for an international career.
You can read more about career opportunities in connection with the individual specialisations at the programme structure page.


A number of specified bachelor degrees make you qualified to apply to the MSc programme in Food Science and Technology. Read about the specific admission requirements here.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen directly.the e-mail address is

Application takes place via an online application portal. To find out how and when to apply, see this page.


There is no tuition fee for full-time degree students from the EU, EEA, or Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

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About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA citizen

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Frederiksberg Campus


The Frederiksberg Campus houses part of the Faculty of Science with areas of studies including natural and biosciences as well as part of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, including the University Hospital for Companion Animals. It is located a few kilometres west of the city centre in beautiful green surroundings. Frederiksberg is a popular residential area. The Frederiksberg Campus area includes beautful gardens with many facilities for students, including a student-run café in an old greenhouse.

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