Individual specialisation (General Profile)

In the individual specialisation , you can choose to compose your own courses and competencies, for example, within a discipline, such as technology, quality, microbiology or chemistry.

You can also choose to concentrate on product development or focus on a specific raw material, e.g. fish, grain, fruit or vegetables.

The food industry is continuously working to develop new products which adapt to consumer tastes and wishes. Currently, there is a great demand for flavourful dishes, the final preparation of which is easy to do at home and which are healthy at the same time.

Another focus area is the production of sustainable food, which can be achieved in several ways:

  • By using new plant-based raw materials
  • By using the waste product from food production for new products
  • By extending the storage life of existing products, thereby reducing food waste
  • By reducing the resource consumption by, e.g. heating or cooling

You can focus on one or more of these strategies when you choose your specialisation.

Thesis
You complete your MSc programme by writing a thesis, which is a large scientific project corresponding to 30 ECTS. The thesis must be written in the food science or food science technology area.

Programme structure

The general profile can be structured, as shown in the figure below. You choose your restricted elective courses from the list at the bottom of this page.

When you have been accepted, you will be able to see more recommended course of studies from your Head of Studies, which is aimed at plant-based foods, process analytical technologies, ingredients and enzymes etc.

For students admitted in September

Course of study 1 - Thesis 30 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1

Food Quality Management and Control Restricted elective course Food Processing Sustainable Innovation in Food Science
Restricted elective course Elective course Elective course Elective course
Year 2 Restricted elective course Elective course Thesis
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course

Course of study 1 - Thesis 45 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1

Food Quality Management and Control Restricted elective course Food Processing Sustainable Innovation in Food Science
Restricted elective course Elective course Restricted elective course Elective course
Year 2 Restricted elective course Thesis
Restricted elective course

For students admitted in February

Course of study 1 - Thesis 30 ECTS

Block 3
Block 4
Block 1
Block 2
Year 1

Food Processing Restricted elective course Food Quality Management and Control Elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Elective course Sustainable Innovation in Food Science Thesis
Elective course Elective course

Course of study 1 - Thesis 45 ECTS

Block 3
Block 4
Block 1
Block 2
Year 1

Food Processing Restricted elective course Food Quality Management and Control Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Sustainable Innovation in Food Science Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2

Elective course Thesis
Elective course

One block equals nine weeks and 15 ECTS

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the list below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

* The course cannot be taken with the elective course Applied Cool Climate Viticulture