In the first year of the programme, you will not only study the principles of sensory science and instrumental sensory science in a series of courses, but also food ingredient functionality, product properties & consumer wishes and advanced statistics for nutritionists in Wageningen.
- Compulsory courses (CS) : compulsory for all students in this specialisation
- Restricted Optionals (RO1) : students have to choose at least two of the courses from the RO1 cluster
- Restricted Optionals (RO2) : students have to choose at least one course from the RO2 cluster
|MCB-32806 Advanced Sensory Methods and Sensometrics||CS||2 MO|
|HNE-30606 Instrumental Sensory Science||CS||3 Block|
|MCB-33306 Integrated Sensory Science||CS||4 Block|
|FQD-60312 Product and Process Design||CS||6 Block|
|HNE-30506 Principles of Sensory Science*||RO1||1 AF|
|MAT-20306 Advanced Statistics*||RO1||1 MO|
|FPE-30306 Food Structuring||RO1||1 AF|
|FPH-20806 Molecular Gastronomy||RO1||1 AF|
|FCH-30306 Food Ingredient Functionality||RO1||1 MO|
|FHM-21806 Food Fermentation||RO1||1 MO|
|FQD-31806 Product Properties and Consumer Wishes||RO2||2 AF|
|FCH-31806 Advanced Biochemical Analysis of Foods||RO2||5 AF|
|MCB-30806 Sensory Perception and Consumer Preference||RO2||5 AF|
|HNE-30306 Psychobiology of Food Choice and Eating Behaviour||RO2||5 MO|
*Choose HNE-30506 and/or MAT-20306 if you do not have enough background knowledge.
In the second year of the programme, you will perform individual, academic research. Apart from your thesis (6-7 months), you will follow an academic internship/individual assignment or second thesis (3-4 months).
The thesis is done at Wageningen University, thesis topics in this specialisation are offered by the following groups:
For thesis topics, see the websites of the relevant groups (click on the links above).
The internship is always outside Wageningen University and can be in any country, at a university, an industry or an institute. The internship is not related to the thesis, but is under supervision of one of the same groups as mentioned above.