Poznań University of Life Sciences is a renown higher education institution in Poland, holding one of the leading positions among Polish universities.

Master’s degree programs offered by our University (listed below to the left) are closely connected to the scientific activities of our staff in each of our research units. The curricula of these second-cycle studies were designed to explore the areas in which extensive scientific research is conducted. Each program includes the individual student’s research project, carried out under the supervision of a staff member – a scientist acting as the promoter of the master’s thesis required to obtain the degree.

Access to the second-cycle studies is open to all graduates of first cycle studies, as well as holders of an equivalent of a BSc degree.

All of our graduates are equipped with an in-depth knowledge of their respective field, as well as research and management skills. Master’s degree holders can also enter doctoral programs (third-cycle studies).

  • Start date

    October

  • Duration

    4 semesters (full-time)

  • Tuition fee

    The tuition fee is co-financed by the European Union within the European Social Fund.

    Student is not obliged to pay any tuition fee.

    The only required payment is an enrollment fee of 200 Euro (non-refundable).

  • Entry requirements

    BSc in:

    • Economics
    • Finances and Accounting
    • Management
    • Business Administration
    • International Relations
    • or related fields of studies

MSc in Agri-food Economics and Trade

at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Master’s degree in the field of Agri-food Economics and Trade provides graduates with in-depth knowledge and skills in micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, international marketing, agri-food policy, trade policy, as well as commercial law. This course is dedicated to students who want to perform a managerial role in business entities and institutions, or run their own business internationally, especially in the food economy. The course is open to applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree in at least one of the following fields of studies: Economics, Finances and Accounting, Management, Business Administration, International Relations or related fields of studies. Candidates must have essential knowledge and skills in economics at the academic level.

Course overview

The course focuses on broadening students’ knowledge of economic processes and interdependencies, including open economy mechanisms. You will be familiar with the essence and role of national and international economic institutions, especially those dealing with international trade. We will help you understand the specific functioning of agribusiness operators in an open economy and the economic and organisational consequences of this specificity. We will provide you the knowledge in the field of functioning principles and development patterns of the agri-food sector and rural areas, agri-food policy objectives and tools used at national and international level, as well as specificities of financing methods for agribusiness operators. You will also be taught what are legal regulations and measures related to doing business, including in international markets. During the course, you can expand your practical skills in identifying, analysing and assessing economic phenomena which require an agri-food and trade policy to be put in place, and in assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of solutions implemented under such policies at national and international level. After completing the course you will know how to select and use methods and tools for economic analyses at micro, meso, and macro levels and for diagnosing and forecasting economic phenomena at national and international levels. You will also be taught how to plan, prepare and present a research project.
Our faculty is known for the research in the field of agricultural economics, regional and social policy in rural areas, international business, production and management in agribusiness companies, and consumption economics. Course teachers have carried research focused on socio-economic problems of the agri-food sector and rural areas in the EU countries, influence of the agricultural policies measures on the development of agriculture and rural areas, international trade in agri-food products, competitiveness of the agri-food sector in relation to regional and international markets, finance management in agribusiness companies and agricultural law, and they will be eager to share their experience with you. We invite students who are motivated to gain knowledge about agri-food economics and trade, as well as the necessary qualifications to manage business projects, provide advisory services and make rational decisions when operating in a (national and international) market economy environment. Our students will also receive training in running their own business internationally, especially in the food economy.

Career options

Graduates are prepared to undertake jobs in business entities including senior-level management, especially in agriculture and food industry, commodity exchanges, foreign trade companies or affiliates of transnational corporations. You will also be able to work in other institutions and economic organizations, such as banks or insurance companies, chambers of commerce, local and central government units, regional government units, consulting firms or international organizations related to agri-food economy and trade. You will also be prepared to run your own business internationally or to go on to work in research and education.

Main modules

  • Econometrics and economic processes forecasting
  • Managerial economics
  • International economics
  • International commercial law
  • Agri-food policy
  • World economy and agriculture
  • International marketing of agri-food products

  • Start date

    October

  • Duration

    4 semesters (full-time)

  • Tuition fee

    The tuition fee is co-financed by the European Union within the European Social Fund.

    Student is not obliged to pay any tuition fee.

    The only required payment is an enrollment fee of 200 Euro (non-refundable).

  • Entry requirements

    BSc  in:

    • Biotechnology
    • Agriculture
    • Horticulture
    • Biology
    • Animal Science
Fields of master's thesis Content of education

MSc in Biotechnology

at the Faculty of Agronomy and Bioengineering

The Master’s Degree programme in the Biotechnology is addressed to the candidates holding a BSc in the disciplines related to the content of the program. The program of studies consists of the following subjects: microorganisms in biotechnology, industrial applications of cell and tissue cultures, bioinformatics, genetic engineering, application of biotechnology in plant breeding, biotechnology in chemical industry and energetics, cytogenetics and chromosome engineering, gene expression and regulation, molecular diagnostics, data processing, and experimental design.

Course overview

The purpose of training students in the field of Biotechnology is to provide graduates with the knowledge about the technology and modern methods of experimental biology. The students of Biotechnology are being prepared to carry out research work aimed at, among others, the use of living organisms to obtain new products and implementation of the innovative manufacturing processes.

The classes are conducted by academic teachers who are specialists in their fields so that Biotechnology at our University is among the best in the country. Teaching laboratories are equipped with devices designed to learn the latest technology, which makes them unique in the country. Research done by Biotechnology students is carried out in the Departments of our University or partner Research Institutes in Poznan.

Career options

The graduated biotechnologists have many career opportunities. Their careers are generally focused on work in the research and development sectors related to the production of new generation materials, pharmaceuticals, health care, food industry, livestock and crop production, the scientific institutions engaged in research in the medical diagnostics, and industrial biotechnology, as well as running own business.

Main modules

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Genetic Diagnostics

  • Start date

    October

  • Duration

    3 semesters (full-time)

  • Tuition fee

    The tuition fee is co-financed by the European Union within the European Social Fund.

    Student is not obliged to pay any tuition fee.

    The only required payment is an enrollment fee of 200 Euro (non-refundable).

  • Entry requirements

    BSc in:

    • Forestry
    • Wood technology
    • Agriculture or horticulture
    • Biology
    • Natural resources management
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MSc in Forestry (Лесное хозяйство), language of instruction - Russian

at the Faculty of Forestry

исследования покрываются финансированием, которое университет получил из фондов Европейского Союза в рамках Европейского социального фонда.

Однако каждый студент покрывает стоимость проживания в студенческом доме, питание (информацию по этому предмету можно найти здесь: http://www.migrant.info.pl/home-118.html), поездки и т. д.

Б. Что мне делать?

Вы должны зарегистрироваться в системе (на английском)

или написать по электронной почте по следующему адресу:

krzysztof.jablonski@up.poznan.pl

К 15 июня 2019 года Приёмная Комиссия решит принять кандидата и уведомит его в электронном виде. Форма договора о студенческом жильё также будет отправлена по электронной почте.

Подтверждение приёма в университет и приглашение (необходимое для подачи заявления на визу) будет отправлено на почтовый адрес, указанный в анкете.

Чтобы продолжить процедуру набора, квалифицированный кандидат должен заплатить 200 евро (детали оплаты: счёт, дата, будут выданы кандидатам после их квалификации).

Принимая решение о том, принимать ли кандидата на учёбу или нет, Комиссия будет руководствоваться следующими соображениями:

– соответствие направления лесное хозяйство направлению, выполненному кандидатом,

– средние оценки по курсу, особенно за последние 2 семестра,

– мотивы кандидата.

Комиссия может запросить в родительском учреждении кандидата мнение или подтверждение оценок, получённых в ходе обучения, и подтверждение получения диплома.

Course overview

The course focuses on a wide scope of issues related to forestry. You will be taught how to understand and look at the forest environment, how to manage, protect and grow forests and also how to utilize them by e.g. supplying wood to forest industries. We will help you explore different fields of forest activities, taking account of your interests. Our Faculty is renowned for its high level of research and teaching. During the course, you can expand your practical skills through field classes and trips to forests. Our course teachers have carried research in different fields of forestry and display profound expertise in research into vital forestry problems. They will be eager to share their experience with you.

We invite students who are motivated to gain knowledge in how forests function and how they are managed.

The MSc programme in Forestry is geared for students who have completed their undergraduate studies in Forestry or have obtained the BSc degree in related sciences. The programme lasts for three semesters (18 months) and starts in October. In the second semester (spring) students are asked to specify what they would like to focus on in their research work leading to the Master’s degree. After completing the courses, presenting the Master’s thesis and passing the final examinations the student receives the degree of M.Sc. in Forestry.

During their studies, students are offered lectures, seminars, labs and field trips. Apart from obligatory courses, students may select from a number of electives.  The course covers practically all aspects of modern forestry, providing students with the most up-to-date knowledge and gives students opportunities to deepen their knowledge and do research into problems. To add value to their studies students will be confronted with real-life case studies and learn about real challenges facing modern forestry today.

Career options

Graduates are prepared to undertake jobs in the forestry sector, establishments dedicated to nature protection as well as research and educational institutions.

You will also be prepared to participate in research projects related to forestry and/or the environmental protection.

Main modules

The course comprises a number of thematic subjects which can be roughly grouped in the following modules:

  • Forest soils and land reclamation
  • Forest botany, zoology and game management
  • Forest ecology, biotechnology, silviculture, hydrology
  • Forest inventory, management planning, GIS systems
  • Forest technology and wood transport, engineering,
  • Forest utilization and forest products
  • Forest protection, plant pathology, entomology

Plus a number of electives, which students are offered to choose from.

  • Start date

    October

  • Duration

    4 semesters (full-time)

  • Tuition fee

    The tuition fee is co-financed by the European Union within the European Social Fund.

    Student is not obliged to pay any tuition fee.

    The only required payment is an enrollment fee of 200 Euro (non-refundable).

  • Entry requirements

    BSc in:

    • Environmental protection
    • Environmental engineering
    • Geography
    • Spatial management
    • or related courses

MSc in Geoinformation Science, Earth Observation and Spatial Management

at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Spatial Management

This course is designed specifically for ambitious students and professionals who are interested in interdisciplinary knowledge to solve environmental and spatial management issues using geo-information science and Earth observation techniques. Participants will gain wide knowledge and technical skills to analyse, interpret, process and implement spatial and non-special databases, modern remote sensing techniques, and geo-informatics tools.  Successful completion of the course will open a wide opportunity to dedicate themselves into government and private sectors globally.

Course overview

There will be special attention paid to the implementation of modern remote sensing and geoinformation techniques, as well as spatial planning in order to promote sustainable development of urban and rural areas. The course will develop competences in organizing and managing optical, airborne and UAV campaigns and processing of imaging spectroscopy data in order to map and monitor natural ecosystems, artificial infrastructures as well as natural hazards. The knowledge about databases contains both spatial and non-spatial data, managing the data, handling big databases and query optimization techniques will be provided.

Career options

After successful completion of the course, participants can find better job prospects in rapidly growing Geoinformatics industry/Disaster Management agencies/ Government and private sectors in the European and global market.

Main modules

  • Environmental processes: to understand basic environmental processes and use GIS tools for characterizing them
  • Technical and social aspects:   to possess the knowledge about technical infrastructure of rural and urban areas and  settlements modeling of environmental processes and economic aspects of spatial management
  • Geo-information and Earth observation systems: to apply modern geoinformation and remote sensing techniques for mapping and monitoring the natural environment, risk management, and protection of natural resources

  • Start date

    October

  • Duration

    4 semesters (full-time)

  • Tuition fee

    The tuition fee is co-financed by the European Union within the European Social Fund.

    Student is not obliged to pay any tuition fee.

    The only required payment is an enrollment fee of 200 Euro (non-refundable).

  • Entry requirements

    BSc in:

    • Horticulture
    • Agriculture
    • Agronomy
    • Agricultural Engineering
    • Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Biology

MSc in Horticulture: Seed Science and Technology

at the Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Participants of this course will become acquainted with the most advanced branch of technology in the European Union. The course is suitable for students interested in the latest trends in Horticulture, especially in seed production, seed quality evaluation, and enhancement, seed marketing and management of seed company.

Course overview

The course gives a chance for an international career, delivering both theory and practice in seed production. The programme of the course emphases on seed production, quality evaluation, marketing and logistics, the specifics of seed market, the latest seed-processing technologies and seed storage, however, it covers also courses focused on various aspects of advanced horticulture, such as: molecular diagnostic of plant diseases, sustainable horticulture and modern trends in horticulture.
The course teachers carry out research on ecology and variability of selected plants, fauna, and ecology of some insects families, plant stress, epidemiology and harmfulness of horticultural plants diseases, modern cultivation technology of vegetables, mushrooms, ornamental plants, herbs and pomology crops, and especially on seed marketing, seed vigour, seedborne diseases and seed health testing methods, and new chemical and non-chemical methods to control seed-borne pathogens.
The visits to the top-ranked seed companies in Poland and Europe and institutes associated with seed certification are a significant part of the course. Research is carried out in plant selection fields and well-equipped research laboratories.
Graduates, after completing the course, will gain insight into the whole branch of the economy and learn needed skills to successfully work in it, as a result of both studies and research conducted for their MSc theses.

Career options

The graduates of our course will be able to take up employment around the world, including work in seed and trade companies dealing with sowing material, public administration offices working with them as well as advising units connected with all range of agriculture. The graduates can also run seed farms or advise growers or institutions which do it and become experts in controlling institutions and courts of various level. Moreover, they will be prepared to work at several research units related to agriculture and to continue a scientific career.

Main modules

  • Genetics and plant breeding
  • Sowing material production
  • New technologies in seed processing
  • Seed quality evaluation
  • Seed biology
  • Seed pathology
  • Business management and logistics in the seed industry

  • Start date

    October

  • Duration

    4 semesters (full-time)

  • Tuition fee

    The tuition fee is co-financed by the European Union within the European Social Fund.

    Student is not obliged to pay any tuition fee.

    The only required payment is an enrollment fee of 200 Euro (non-refundable).

  • Entry requirements

    BSc in:

    • Wood Technology
    • Wood Science
    • Forest Products Engineering
    • or related sciences

MSc in Wood Science

at the Faculty of Wood Technology

A Master’s degree in the field of Wood Science provides graduates with in-depth and cross-disciplinary knowledge in wood engineering, furniture design and wood protection. This course is dedicated to students who have completed their undergraduate studies in Wood Technology, or Wood Science or Forest Products Engineering and have received the BSc degree in the above mentioned studies or in related sciences. We have an excellent student to professor ratio, guaranteeing personal attention and supervision for all students in the programme. All students learn wood anatomy and chemical properties of wood, wood processing, how furniture is created, how wood can be combined with other materials and how it can be protected. We emphasize in our course that Wood Science is the key to natural resource conservation, as it is the only field that provides education for the proper utilisation of the most widely used natural resource.

Course overview

The course focuses on the optimal use of the renewable material such as wood both in conventional and modern industries. Our course is exceptional, because during studies at our Faculty you will gain knowledge both in chemical and mechanical wood technology as well as furniture design. You will be taught how to select materials for wood industry on the basis of their chemical and physical properties and how to prepare them to suit the needs of a specific wood industry sector. By completing our studies you will know which characteristics of wood are the most important for mechanical and chemical wood technology. You will also become acquainted with modern woodworking technologies and state-of-the-art woodworking machinery used in wood industry. We will teach you that timber drying is a complex, multifaceted process, of great importance for wood technology. You will discover causes for degradation of wood and wood-based panels and means of their protection. We are going to show you how to glue wood and which coatings should be used for wood and wood-based panels. We will help you explore knowledge connected with the history of furniture design and furniture production management.

We have professional and modern equipment in our labs and semi-industrial facilities, so that you will be able to explore many aspects related to wood science in a practical way. Our Faculty is known for excellent collaboration with wood industry. Therefore, you can expand your practical skills during the course by visiting companies associated with timber industry. The course teachers carry out research on physical and chemical properties of wood, wood protection, drying and hydrothermal processing of wood, wood machining, gluing and coating of wood, furniture design and engineering, and they will be eager to share their experience with you.

We invite students who are motivated to gain knowledge concerning wood, which is a renewable, durable, versatile and beautiful material, which helps tackle climate change and has a unique ability to store carbon.

Career options

There is an increasing demand for sustainable biomaterials, and tremendous opportunities for professionals to help with design, engineering, manufacturing, and sales of these new materials and products. Graduates from Wood Science studies are prepared to undertake jobs in forest products industry, sawmilling industry, companies cooperating with wood processing industry (e.g. furniture or wood-based panel industry and similar). Job locations are available globally, both in large metropolitan centers and in rural communities.

Main modules

  • Physical properties of wood
  • Chemical properties of wood
  • Wood protection
  • Drying and hydrothermal processing of wood
  • Furniture design and engineering
  • Wood machining

  • Start date

    October

  • Duration

    4 semesters (full-time)

  • Tuition fee

    5400 EUR (1400 EUR per 1st, 2nd, 3rd semester

    and 1200 EUR per 4th semester)

    + 200 EUR enrolment fee (non-refundable)

  • Entry requirements

    BSc in:

    • Agriculture
    • Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Animal Breeding
    • Biology

MSc in Agronomy

at the Faculty of Agronomy and Bioengineering

Master`s Degree Program in Agronomy is addressed to foreigners holding BSc degree in a discipline related to the content of the programme. The programme of studies consists of the following subjects:

–  obligatory are requirements for all students: plant management, data processing and experimental design, sustainable crop plants fertilization, biotechnology in modern agriculture, plant breeding, instrumental analysis, soil biology and chemistry, diagnostics of plant nutritional disorders, integrated pest management, biomass production and management, crop protection,

– specializations are selected by each student in accordance with her/his interests:

  1. Module I – biomass and bioenergy, seed grain quality, dryling and storage, crop irrigation, crop technologies, forage plant cultivation on arable land
  2. Module II – weed biology and control, principles of breeding for resistance, plant disease epidemiology, physiological foundations for plant resistance to pathogens and pests,
  3. Module II – sustainable systems of crops fertilizing, diagnostics of crop plants nutritional disorders, nutrient management,
  4. Module III – non-fodder utilization of grasses and grass communities, grassland management, grassland phytochemistry, optimization of forage production on grassland, biodiversity of agricultural ecosystems, forage seed production
  5. Module IV – ecology of microorganism, plant tissue and cell culture, genetic engineering, microbiology of natural environment, microbiology of plant and animal products

Obligatory subjects comprise about 35% of the programme of studies, the rest are selected from specialization subjects.

Course overview

The Faculty of Agronomy and Bioengineering at the Poznań University of Life Sciences is our oldest faculty, with a history of almost 100 years. Our assets are connected with the combination of experience and advanced techniques and technologies both in our research and teaching practice. The Faculty has highly qualified staff and excellent teaching and research facilities, including our own experimental stations.

The Master’s studies programme comprises over 1240 hours of lectures, laboratory classes, seminars, field trips and inspections, e.g. visits at pesticide manufacturing plants both in  Poland and other EU countries. The programme is focused on broadly understood issues connected with agriculture in various management systems (conventional farming, organic farming, sustainability farming). The curriculum is based on a module system* making it possible to  intensify and rationalize the teaching and learning system. Interdisciplinary studies include the latest advances in theory and practice in the field of Agronomy and Agriculture, making it possible for our graduates to acquire skills and qualifications needed to work within the broadly understood agricultural sector, particularly plant breeding and seed production, plant protection against  agrophages, renewable energy sources or plant nutrition.

Career options

The graduate agronomists have many career paths, but their careers are generally focused on increasing the quality and amount of food produced for the nation`s food supply. They can be teachers, agricultural business consultants or researchers, they might work on farms or in agricultural labs and mills.

The graduates will be required to write a Master’s thesis and pass the examination.

Main modules

  • Agrobiotechnology,
  • Methodology of agricultural experiments,
  • Environmental management,
  • Instrumental analyses,

  • Start date

    October

  • Duration

    4 semesters (full-time)

  • Tuition fee

    5400 EUR (1400 EUR per 1st, 2nd, 3rd semester

    and 1200 EUR per 4th semester)

    + 200 EUR enrolment fee (non-refundable)

  • Entry requirements

    BSc in:

    • Animal science,
    • Agriculture
    • Biotechnology

MSc in Animal Production Management

at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

This course is suitable for students interested in both technical problems and life sciences. This is a practice-related higher education course teaching how to integrate environmental knowledge and technical measures to reduce the negative impact of human activity on the environment. The program focuses on rural areas, but also includes a wide range of problems in industrial and urban landscape.

Course overview

The course was developed through international cooperation with other European universities of high renown in the area of agricultural sciences, as well as national economic partners, e.g. companies operating in the sector of animal breeding and feed production. The course is based on the module system of classes and lectures improving intensity and efficiency of the teaching/learning process. It is focused on providing students with skills required on the labour market through interaction with highly qualified faculty and professionals during practical classes (student projects, laboratory and field classes) as well as traineeships. By gaining practical experience, students learn to connect scientific principles with the end product. We invite students who are eager to gain knowledge about biostatistics, elements of genetic engineering, genetics of quantitative traits, genomic selection, regulation of alimentary tract functions, technology of feed mix production, reproduction biotechnologies, animal disease prevention, principles of organic animal management and protection of gene resources. Our students will also receive training in management of animal farms and farm work organization, animal production extension services and farm bioassurance.

Career options

Graduates are prepared to undertake jobs in international agricultural enterprises. Positions may include farm managers, animal husbandry assistants, ecological animal breeding advisors, advisors for breeding of wild animals and pets, animal nutrition advisors, etc.

Main modules

  • Animal improvement methods,
  • Basics of law and management,
  • Biofood and quality of animal products
  • Animal breeding programs,
  • Animal nutrition and feed management,
  • Ecology in animal husbandry,
  • Preventive veterinary medicine,
  • Farm management

  • Start date

    October

  • Duration

    4 semesters (full-time)

  • Tuition fee

    5400 EUR (1400 EUR per 1st, 2nd, 3rd semester

    and 1200 EUR per 4th semester)

    + 200 EUR enrolment fee (non-refundable)

  • Entry requirements

    BSc in:

    • Environmental Engineering
    • Environmental Protection
    • Environmental and Life Sciences
    • Spatial planning
    • Civil Engineering

MSc in Environmental Engineering and Protection

at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Spatial Management

This course is suitable for students interested in both technical problems and life sciences. This is a practice-related higher education course teaching how to integrate environmental knowledge and technical measures to reduce the negative impact of human activity on the environment. The program focuses on rural areas, but also includes a wide range of problems in industrial and urban landscape.

Course overview

The Environmental Engineering and Protection studies provide comprehensive training in rational management of natural resources, but also in forecasting, assessing, preventing and amending the effects of human impact on the environment. Studies are interdisciplinary, related to ecological and environmental principles integrated with engineering solutions and involving state-of-the-art technologies. Graduates have knowledge of methods how to reduce the negative impact of human activity using biological and technical measures. The program of this course focuses particularly on the rural environment, soil protection, and irrigation systems but also includes a wide range of problems in the industrial and urban landscape. The study program includes issues related to the theoretical and practical aspects of environmental protection and engineering, which is divided into seven subject groups. The programme comprises 1334 hours of lectures, exercises, seminars, and field trips.

Career options

Graduates are prepared to apply a wide range of techniques used in environmental control and to prepare environmental impact assessment reports. They can also work in various companies dealing with environmental engineering, construction and installations, water engineering and environmental infrastructure development. They are well prepared to work in different municipal enterprises. They can work in planning agencies and administration.

Main modules

  • Ecological applications,
  • Soil protection and irrigation systems,
  • Environmental assessment and monitoring,
  • Ecosystem restoration,
  • Technical infrastructure development,
  • GIS and spatial planning,
  • Seminars combined with analitical and statistical methods.

  • Start date

    October

  • Duration

    3 semesters (full-time)

  • Tuition fee

    4200 EUR (1400 EUR per 1 semester)

    + 200 EUR enrollment fee (non-refundable)

  • Entry requirements

    BSc in:

    • Food Science & Technology
    • Chemistry or Applied Chemistry
    • Chemical, Biochemical or Agricultural Engineering
    • Biotechnology
    • Human Nutrition
    • Biochemistry

MSc in Food Science and Nutrition

at the Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition

Course overview

The programme started at the Poznań University of Life Sciences in the academic year 2011/2012. The course comprises 805 hours of lectures, laboratory classes, seminars, and visits to food companies. The studies give an excellent chance to develop a career in food science and technology and visit Europe. This course provides a technological and science basis for food production and preservation, assessment and control of food safety, diet and health issues and extension with industry. On successful completion of this programme, along with writing their MSc theses, students will be able to present an original research thesis, explain the principles of techniques used in food and nutrition research and apply them in practice, . Graduates will acquire and demonstrate understanding of the technological and scientific basis for food production and preservation and methods for the assessment and control of food safety, while they will also be able to elaborate methods to modify and control food quality by means of chemical, microbiological and sensory analysis techniques.

Course teachers have carried out research in many aspects of food technology, nutrition, food analysis, molecular biology and quality control and they will be eager to share their experience with you. During your studies you will have many possibilities to gain skills in applying unique technologies and using analytical equipment.

Career options

Career options include jobs in food technology industry, research and development divisions, food safety and food control departments, food quality laboratories, as well as PhD studies in food science and nutrition.

You will also be prepared to participate in the realization of scientific and food industry projects. Thanks to the knowledge and skills you will gain during your studies, you will be able to work as advisors for companies, public departments as well as individual clients.

Main modules

  • Comprehensive studies in food processing and human nutrition
  • Advanced food processing and preservation
  • Advanced food analysis
  • Selected topics in food science
  • Field trips (visits to food industry plants)
  • Food product development
  • Quality and safety in food production