Specialisations - General Profile - MSc in Food Science and Technology – University of Copenhagen

General Profile

In the general profile you can choose compose your own courses and skills, for example within a discipline, e.g. 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 great demand for flavourful dishes, the final preparation of which is easy to do at home and which are healthy at the same time.

Study tracks

You may benefit from choosing one of our pre-composed study tracks, which will allow you to become more deeply involved with a specific subject area. We have created four different study tracks, each of which will give you certain academic profile within food science and technology:

You complete your MSc programme by writing a thesis, which is a large scientific project corresponding to 30 ECTS.

Programme structure

If you do not choose a study track, you can see how the general profile is structured in the figure below. You choose your restricted elective courses from the list at the bottom of this page.

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Food Quality Management and Control Food Processing
Year 2 Thematic Course in Food Science and Technology Thesis

One block equals nine weeks and 15 ECTS

     Compulsory course
     Restricted elective course
     Elective course

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