Food Technology

Master (2 years) of Science in Food Technology, 120 ECTS

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus Lyngby
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR


Modern food production involves a broad range of advanced technologies and a multi disciplinary approach. The area of food science and technology is currently undergoing a revolution where technologies from areas such as food safety, biotechnology, microbiology, biochemical enzyme technology, functional foods, nutrigenomics, on-line measurements for production control and production technology, and management disciplines are incorporated in traditional food production.

After completing this MSc, you will be able to combine traditional and new food technologies to meet the highest standards of food production and food safety. You will be able to satisfy future demands for healthy, safe, sustainable, ethical and attractive food products in a global context.

Food technology at the Technical University of Denmark is a cross-disciplinary education involving a number of different departments and includes components of microbiology, biochemistry, physics, and engineering, thus enhancing both the general and specific skills that you will acquire.

Career Opportunities 

Depending on your choice of specialization, you will qualify for a broad range of challenging jobs in the internationally influenced food industry and related sectors with focus on quality and safety in food production chains.

Candidates will be qualified to participate in innovation and development with food producers, suppliers of technology—such as equipment manufacturers and engineering consultants—public control bodies (food safety) as well as research and development at university level.


To be admitted to this programme, you must have an academic bachelor degree.
Read more about the admission to Food Technology.

For Non-EU/EEA citizens there is an application fee.
Read more about application fees at Technical University of Denmark.

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

Apply directly at Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.
Read more about application procedures and deadlines.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the Technical University of Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in
Guide to diploma recognition

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

Autumn Semester, non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn Semester, EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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