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Food Technology and Nutrition - Master's Programme

Master's programme2 years120 credits

This programme is aimed at students who want to learn more about food and who want to work with innovative future foods, for instance as a part of the solution to major health issues such as malnutrition and obesity. The programme covers the design and production of foods with health benefits. You will learn about subjects such as food chemistry, food processing, surface and colloid chemistry, microbiology, nutrition and food analysis.

The programme is closely aligned to market needs and there is a strong emphasis on engineering sciences. During your studies you will meet not only world-leading researchers within the department, but also guest lecturers from various food companies working with, for example, product development and marketing. Our links to local industry are strong, and our focus on innovation is high; many of our researchers have converted research results into successful entrepreneurial enterprises, such as Oatly, Optifreeze, Probi and Solve.

Courses feature both theoretical and practical learning, and we ensure our students understand both the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of the subjects they study. Many projects are highly product-focused, and often include visits to local companies as well as industry advisors who help guide students through their projects. In order to cope with the programme, we recommend that the students have knowledge of unit operations, thermodynamics and laboratory skills from their Bachelor’s degree.

The final semester of the programme consists of a degree project in which you will use the knowledge you acquired on the programme to identify, analyse and solve a problem related to your field of study. The project can be academic in nature, or developed within industry, and can be carried out either in Lund or abroad. Examples of companies where students have performed their degree projects include Aventure (Sweden), Orkla foods (Sweden), Findus (Sweden), and Probi (Sweden).

After completing this programme you will:

• have achieved a high level of broad skills in food technology and nutrition to meet the global challenges of food security
• have improved your communication skills through discussions, debates and by practicing written and oral presentations of projects
• be able to suggest processing conditions for the industrial manufacture of high quality food products in terms of nutritional and sensory properties and with regard to raw materials, convenience, energy and sustainability.

Career prospects

Your future job could be anywhere in the world, in a small or large multinational company, a government authority, a university or another organisation. For those students who wish to continue as a researcher, there is the option to go on to studies at doctoral level.

Contact

Food Technology and Nutrition
Kårhuset, John Ericssons väg 3, Lund

Programme Director:
Federico Gomez
International Master Coordinator:
Cecilia Nilsson, E-mail: food [at] master.lth.se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in food technology, food engineering, chemical engineering, engineering biotechnology, chemistry or equivalent including courses in mathematics/calculus, microbiology, chemistry and biochemistry. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on academic qualifications.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require ”English 6/English course B” (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements").  This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2017

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 28, 2017 - June 7, 2019

Closed for applications

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

Programme-specific documents

No additional documents, such as statement of purpose, CV or letters of recommendation, are required when applying for this programme.

 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000

First payment: SEK 72 500

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

 

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Lund University's 350th Jubilee Scholarship

Lund University is celebrating 350 years of education and research with €350,000 in scholarships! The scholarship was open to non-EU/EEA students who applied to a Master’s degree programme at Lund University starting in autumn 2017.

Read more about the scholarship at www.lund350scholarship.com

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations