Biotechnologies for food science

University of Padua    School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Full time October MSc 2 years
Agriculture (1) Biological Sciences (4) Food Sciences (15)

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The Master's degree in Biotechnologies for Food Science is a comprehensive programme that focuses on producing healthier and safer food through innovative biotechnological methods. With a farm-to-fork approach, students will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in advanced DNA, RNA, and protein analysis, as well as bioinformatics. This programme is designed to meet the demands of consumers and producers in the agri-food sector, bridging the gap between research and food production. Graduates will be equipped to implement cutting-edge technologies in food production and ensure quality and safety. With a range of career opportunities in R&D, food analysis, and education, this programme offers a promising future in the biotechnology sector.

About the course

The Master’s degree in Biotechnologies for Food Science explores how to produce healthier and safer food following a cross-cutting, farm/field-to-fork approach. Theoretical lessons are mixed with practical training, offering hands-on experience in advanced DNA, RNA, and protein analysis together with lab sessions in bioinformatics. Focused on the application of innovative biotechnological methodologies in food production and safety, it is the ideal connection between the requests of consumers and producers in the agri- food sector and the research applied to production and food-safety.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)

A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required, with proven skills in Biology, Biotechnology for the production of goods and services, ethical regulations and issues

Additional entry requirements: Entry title and GPA

English: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent

Please see programme website for further details.


Our tuition fees will not exceed 2700 euros per year. Scholarship and fee waivers are available for international students, for more information visit our website

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Student Profile


Graduated in 2021

When I was looking for a university abroad, my primary focus was a university that has a strong ground in the field of study I was interested in. I was positive to join UniPD because it had a curriculum that did fit my subject. Furthermore, there is a history of UniPD that instantly depicts the strong foundation of education... and to me that university, where I would get that foundation would always be preferred. And looking back at those years, I can clearly see that it was the right choice.

I enjoyed going to classes, and then walking around in the city, breathing the nature and refreshing in the company of my class-mates. There were phases of fun, study, extreme-fun and intense-study, which we managed to balance well somehow. The bestest part was having some professors who were like friends to us, which made study much more engaging.. and I for sure miss those professors. Can you imagine how good it was, that someone miss going to classes ...and by the way, it is not only about UniPD, but there was also a lot because of the country, Italy, that made my time memorable.

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