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Food Innovation and Health

Master (2 years) of Science in Food Innovation and Health, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus Frederiksberg Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Our consumption of food has changed. Today, more and more of our meals are already partially or fully prepared before we even enter the kitchen.

At the same time, obesity and malnourishment are growing problems in society. As an expert on food innovation and health, you will be able to help counter this social development. 
You will work with innovation in the cross-field between food and health with a view to increasing the range of healthy, tasty food on the market.

The programme combines knowledge about nutrition, innovation and entrepreneurship with food chemistry, culinary techniques and consumer experience.

Read about the structure of the programme

Please note that the programe was previously called MSc in Gastronomy and Health.

Career Opportunities  

With a degree in Food Innovation and Health, you will be able to carry out consulting work in Food Innovation and health as well as perform assignments in connection with gastronomic health promotion, e.g. in private companies and within the health sector.

You will be able to work with development, management and administration within niche production, gastronomic product development and health promotion in society in general.

The programme is also aimed at product development of flavourful and appetising convenience foods in the food industry. You will also be able to work with teaching and research.


Please read about the admission requirements and which specific courses your Bachelor degree needs to include in order for you to be admitted to the programme. 
In addition to this, 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. Please write to

Application takes place through an online application portal. To find out how and when to apply, please visit this page.

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


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

Further Information

Read more about the MSc programme in Food Innovation and Health.

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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

Non EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
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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