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Full time October MSc 2 years
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Immerse yourself in the exquisite world of Italian Food and Wine with our Master’s degree programme. Delve into the understanding, management, promotion, and protection of high-value food products, embracing the rich historical, social, and cultural ties that define Italian gastronomy. Our multi-disciplinary curriculum covers technological advancements, nutrition, food safety, and sensory science, catering to the global demand for terroir-related delicacies. You will explore the complexities of the Italian food production system, focusing on high-quality agro-food products, including wine. Engage in modules such as Food and Wine History, Consumer Behaviour, and Quality-Oriented Food and Wine Management. Gain practical experience through field activities, seminars, and a 6-month master project in top agro-food companies. To qualify, you need a Bachelor's degree in related fields and a B2 level of English proficiency. Join us to become a professional adept at valorising high-quality agro-food products in international markets, shaping the future of gastronomy.

About the course

The Master’s degree in Italian Food and Wine explores understanding, management, promotion and protection of high-value food products. The Italian food production system serves as a model to identify the specific elements outlining the unique value of food products, which are inextricably linked to place (terroir) through historical, social and cultural ties. This background couples with the most recent developments in technology, nutrition, food safety, diet and health, and sensory science, core elements of a growing international demand for terroir-related high-value foods.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)

A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in: Agricultural Science, Forest Science, Food science, Animal Science, Dietetic, Applied Pharmaceutical Science, Biology, Biomedical engineering, Biotechnology, Molecular biology or related fields.

Additional entry requirements – Entry title and GPA

English: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent

Please see course 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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Where will I study?

Where is University of Padua


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Student Profile

Maria Guadalupe

When I first got accepted at UNIPD, I intended to focus on the Food Science part of the curriculum, however during the first year, I changed my track and focused on Food Tourism. During my studies I interned at the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), I participated twice in Arqus activities, in Padova and in Granada, Spain (focused on Rural Development within the European context) and took part in the JLU Virtual International Programme organized by the University of Giessen.
Currently, I'm developing a project to study the impact of women in my hometown's mezcal industry and their motivations to create a touristic route.

I started my studies in October 2020, during Covid restrictions but I was so lucky to have two great housemates. One of them was my classmates and fellow Latina, so I felt at home speaking Spanish, cooking a lot and watching Italian television. Now I enjoy going downtown and getting lost in the small streets and drinking a spritz Bianco or a glass of Prosecco with my friends.

I think any Italian Food and Wines student ends up loving Prosecco and Asiago. It seems to be a requirement for graduation. One of the first Venetian dishes I tried was "Risi e Bisi," literally rice and peas. We discussed it during a Food and Wine History, Anthropology and Society class: it was a royal dish, there was a tradition in Venice to offer it to the Doge on the occasion of the city's patron day, St. Mark, on April 25th. But I must confess that I have a sweet tooth, so the gelato, fritelle di Carnevale or any brioche, especially al Pistacchio, are close to my heart. Also, coffee culture is impressive: now that I'm back home, I miss a good macchiato!

At the beginning being an international students be challenging, so my advice is to "find your people": reach to your classmates first so you don't feel alone. Besides, you would need to work in teams, so it is better to do it with someone you know and trust. I was fortunate to have a lovely group of friends to rely on during my time in Padova.
I also tried to participate in any extracurricular activity that we were offered. That way, I could expand my interest and meet students from other departments, which was a valuable experience.

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