KU Leuven

Faculty of Science

Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (Eramsus Mundus)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Erasmus Mundus Master

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The aim of this joint Erasmus Mundus Master's programme (Sefotech.Nut) is to foster and develop knowledge and awareness of scientific trends and health issues in food science, technology and nutrition in a global context. The programme provides students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of global food issues, international trends and food problems, particularly in the context of the increasing globalisation of the food industry. It also highlights on-going problems and concerns with regard to food safety, nutrition and environmental issues. In addition, the programme enhances the professional competencies of the student, taking cognisance of management and ethics. These skills will enable young professionals to meet current demands for highly-skilled staff in food science, technology and nutrition. Sefotech.nut is a modular, international, four-semester Master's programme consisting of ten course modules, a professional competence module of one semester and a thesis semester. This broad and multi-disciplinary curriculum is implemented through the course of six compulsory modules offered at two partner institutes and eight optional modules offered by the four partner institutes (see below). The optional modules allow students to deepen their knowledge of food products, food groups, production sectors and nutrition. The professional competence module enables students to establish partnerships and strong links with the socio-economic sector by providing extended theoretical and practical training in a specialised field. This supports and enhances the Master's thesis, which is completed either at one of the partner institutes or associated member, or in an approved workplace. The unique mix of theoretical and technological modules in combination with a practice-oriented professional competence semester and the in-depth research of the Master's thesis consistently produces graduates able to implement their expertise both in academic and industrial environments. The course is jointly organised by four European partner institutions: - KU Leuven, Technology Campus Ghent, Belgium (coordinator) - Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland - Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal - Hochschule Anhalt, Germany Additionally, the consortium includes five non-European associated members: - Tufts University, United States - The National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (NIPH), Mexico - Michurinsk State Agrarian University, Russian Federation - National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India - Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, China. This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. €4.000 for EEA-students €8.000 for non-EEA-students


120 ECTS

International Student Requirements:

Admission is based on academic excellence and it is mandatory for a student to hold an honour Bachelor Degree (B.Sc., B.Tech., B.Eng., etc.) or a degree at the level of a Bachelor Degree in relevant subjects such as Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Nutrition or Engineering or cognate subject area. Internationally recognized English language certificate (e.g. TOEFL 550/213 or IELTS score 6.0)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 120

Out State Tuition (per year): 4000 EUR

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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