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University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen has four campus areas located in Denmark’s capital city. The University is the largest educational institution in Denmark and consists of eight faculties that combined offer over 200 academic programmes for study in health sciences, humanities, law, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, science, social sciences, and theology.

Student life

Students often live in student residences or share apartments in Copenhagen. They are expected to take a critical and independent approach to their studies. A tradition at the University is the “Friday bar”, which is a social event organised by students at each department. It gives students (and staff) an opportunity to socialise.

A capital university

The University is a central part of Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark. The city was founded in 1167 and has maintained its original charm even today with a population of 1.7 million.The safe atmosphere, the low level of pollution and the many cultural events all contribute to make Copenhagen one of the most liveable cities in the world.

An international atmosphere

Annually the University of Copenhagen welcomes more than 1,700 international students from all over the world. The international students add a cosmopolitan flavour to campus life. The University helps international students with admission, housing, student counselling etc., and offers orientation programmes including various social events.

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What you can study here

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Integrated Food Studies


The Master's programme in Integrated Food Studies will give you the possibility to study food and its many meanings in society. The programme offers a holistic approach combining natural science, design and social science traditions. It is oriented towards contemporary and historical meanings and expressions of food through the study of food production, processing and consumption. Both ‘main stream’ and ‘alternative food networks’ gastronomy and nutritional aspects and meanings of food will be presented and elaborated with innovation and sustainability as two common key words.

The holistic approach will give you the ability to navigate in a complex world of food-related decisions and expressions, both public and private.

'Hands on’ activities with taste or innovation of food product design will offer an exciting dimension to the study programme. The three professions listed below are meant to be a common part of the study programme for all students, but it is possible to choose one of the following as a main specialization:
  • Design and Gastronomy
  • Food Policy, Innovation and Networks
  • Public Health Nutrition

Career Opportunities  

The occupational aim of the Master´s degree is divided into four domains of the food sector described by the following job functions:
  1. The Food Industry, Industry Organizations and Retail: Innovative Design, Management and Strategic Planning and Technology Development
  2. Foodservice and Meal Production: Planning and Development, Management of Health Promotion and Nutritional Planning
  3. Authorities and Administrations: Strategic Development and Implementation, Policy Development, Advisory Work
  4. Research, Consultants, Teachers: Scientific Work and Advisory Work.


You can apply for enrolment in the Master in Integrated Food Studies if you have completed one of the Bachelor educations mentioned below:
  • Bachelor in Food Science
  • Bachelor in Nutrition & Health, or
  • Bachelor in Global Nutrition and Health
A Bachelor’s Degree in Techno Anthropology will grant admission if the student has been following a course in Food Anthropology or a similar course.

Students with a similar Bachelor's Degree, upon application to the Board of Studies, will be admitted after a specific academic assessment if the applicant is assessed to have comparable educational prerequisites.

Qualifications within the following fields are emphasized:
  • Scientific, technical and engineerical qualifications relating to food studies
  • Qualifications within design and visualisation relating to food studies
  • Qualifications within the socio-technical field or policy governance field relating to food studies
In addition, documentation will be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable level. 
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University 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
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Admission and Studies:
The International Office
+45 3532 2626

International Staff Mobility
+45 3532 2297