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.
    • Create your own Food Technologist profile by developing the skills that fit your interests.
    • 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. Whether your passion lies in knowing all about product design, cheese fermentation, the protein transition or developing the skills to become a researcher, this master programme is set up in such a way that students can excel to become the Food Technologist they wish to be.

During the first year, students follow a set of core Food Technology courses. These provide a solid foundation for other courses, that are based on individual preferences and interests. While some students combine courses from different disciplines as much as possible to broaden their profile, other students prefer to focus on deepening their knowledge about one discipline or a specific topic. In the second year, students conduct an individual research thesis and an internship.


The MFT programme has an on-campus and an online variant (MFT-DL) that lead to the same degree. The DL programme is a part-time programme that allows students to study from the comfort of their homes. For more information about the online programme, please click here. Within the on-campus programme, students may also apply for the European Masters in Food Studies (EMFS); a partnership between several multinational companies, Wageningen University, University College Cork (Ireland), AgroParisTech (France) and Lund University (Sweden). The EMFS offers a holistic and company focused approach and guarantees an integrated thesis and internship at one of the partner companies during the second year.

On the Programme of Food Technology page and in the Study Handbook you can find more detailed information about courses, theses and internships. You can also Compare Food Technology to other master's programmes.

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.