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Do you want an exciting career in the international food industry? The European master's in Food Studies offers a unique programme where you can develop your knowledge of food technology. This master's is an exclusive specialisation in cooperation with the universities of Cork (Ireland), Lund (Sweden) and Agro-Paris Tech (France), and eleven large industrial partners.

Programme Food Studies

Being part of the European master's in Food Studies means you study at leading universities in four European countries. You will be part of a selected group of talented students who are privileged to receive training from top academic staff and respected experts in the industry.

First year

The first year you will complete different courses and study in the Netherlands, Ireland, France and Sweden. 

September – December Wageningen University & Research 

Food Structure and Behaviour courses:

  • Team Project
  • Food Ingredient Functionality (FCH-30306)
  • Food Structuring (FPE-30306)
  • Advanced Food Physics (FPH-30306)
  • Food Components and Health (HNE-25306)

January – February University College Cork, Ireland 

Consumer Studies and Management courses:

  • Sensory Analysis, Flavour and Colour (XUC-30303)
  • Consumer Behaviour in Food Markets (XUC-30803)
  • Advanced Food Business Management (XUC-31303)
  • Food Retail Marketing and Supply Chain Management (XUC-31803)

March - April AgroParisTech, Massy, France 

Food Technology courses:

  • Food and Bioprocess Control (XEN-30304)
  • Food Process Design and Modelling (XEN-30803)
  • Food Processing and Packaging (XEN-31303)
  • Food Safety & Hygienic Design (XEN-31802)

May - June Lund University, Sweden

Product Development and Innovation courses:

  • Integrated Food Project (XLU-60312)

Second year

In the second year you will work on your thesis project which is applied research with one of our multinational food companies partners. In June you return to Wageningen to follow the Special Topics course and finish your Team Project.

Partner companies

The collaboration with our industrial partners gives you the opportunity to experience working in world-class facilities and learning from leaders in the various field. Partners in this unique programme are HeinekenNestleMondelezDSMFirmenichMarsGroupe LactalisTetra PakIngredionJacobsDouweEgberts and Unilever.

Read more about the specialisation at eurmscfood.nl.

Future career

Graduates of the European master's in Food Studies generally find a job in the food industry in R&D positions, quality assurance or management positions. In the video Nastassia tells about the benefits of the studies and how it helped prepare for her current job at Mars.

Student experiences

If you would like to know more about being part of this European master's. Read the experiences of Marlou Bijlsma or the story Wiebe Hollander.


Visit the European master's in Food Studies page on the Wageningen University & Research website for more details!

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