Master's Food Technology

Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading universities in Food Science and Technology in Europe and the world. The MSc Food Technology is considered to be one of the best and most innovative programmes in its field and has a academic history of more than 50 years. In this programme, the characteristics of food products and their production process are central. Does your interest lie in sustainable food production, or in innovation and management? Or do you want to focus on product design, or the production of food using micro-organisms and enzymes? With a solid technological background, you will further specialize in any of these directions within two years, at a top program with many options and excellent career prospects.

Master Food Technology

Why this programme?

    • Translate technical and consumer wishes to food and product development.
    • Great variety of ten specialisations.
    • Perform an internship in large companies all over the world.

Study programme of the master's Food Technology

The MSc Food Technology is a fulltime two year programme, fully taught in English. The first year consists entirely of courses to give you a solid base for the second year in which you conduct an individual research thesis and do an internship. On the Programme of Food Technology page you can find more detailed information about courses, theses and internships.

You can also read more about the Background of the programme and Compare Food Technology 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

To be admitted to the Master's programme at Wageningen University you need to have:

  1. A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field of science;
  2. Sufficient quality of the bachelor's degree;
  3. Proof of English proficiency, see requirements.

Find out more about the Admission requirements, application procedures and tuition fees.

Students with a BSc in Food Technology at Wageningen University have direct admission.

Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people! Read some student experiences about the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

What moves me? Strong science and technology are key ingredients for food innovation.
Student Food Technology

Future career

Food Technologists have good job perspectives. Graduates generally find a job in the food industry, or at the government, universities or institutes. Around 10% of the graduates will pursue a PhD degree. Read more about Career perspectives and opportunities and stories of alumni.