Master's Food Safety

Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading centres in Food Science and Technology in Europe and the world. The Food Safety programme of the university was the first MSc in Food Safety worldwide. The programme is unique, with a highly integrated approach to the field of food safety. Most other programmes in this field focus on the technological aspects of food safety or focus on the interaction of food safety and food quality. The programme in Wageningen focuses on the technical aspects, as well as on the legal aspects of food safety and integrates these in Food Safety Management.

Master Food Safety

Why this programme?

    • Unique combination of microbiology and toxicology, and law, economics, management and communication.
    • The Food Safety programme of the WUR was the first MSc in Food Safety worldwide.
    • A highly integrated approach to the field of food safety.
    • Focus on the technical and legal aspects of food safety.

Study programme of the master's Food Safety

On the Programme of Food Safety page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships. You can also Compare Food Safety to other master's programmes.


Within the master's programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

You can find more information about these specialisations on the Study Handbook.

Application and admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of Food Safety? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures.

Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

This course is absolutely great, and I am looking forward to my future working in the food industry.
Student Hannah

Future career

What are your possibilities after graduating? Read more about Career perspectives and opportunities after finishing the programme.