Education: Dairy Science and Technology

Wageningen University offers an MSc specialisation in Dairy Science and Technology. It is an English two-year MSc specialisation suited to students that have completed their BSc (in food or life science) and want to extend their knowledge on dairy science and dairy processing.


Students following the MSc specialisation Dairy Science and technology come from countries all around the world. Students from the following countries have already participated in the dairy MSc courses:

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Career opportunities

The demand for employees in this field is currently higher than the number of graduates from the Dairy Science and Technology programme.

Many recent graduates found, for example, the following jobs:

  • Research in the industry or at research institutes
  • Process technology at innovation centres, innovative food companies or government agencies
  • At universities as PhD student

Of the previously graduated students, 50% works in the dairy industry, 35% in a university and 15% outside the field of Dairy Science and Technology.

As graduates progress in their careers, they usually advance to the management level.

Scope of the Dairy Science and Technology programme

The whole dairy chain with focus on milk and milk components:

  • Variability in milk composition throughout the chain
  • Causes of variability in milk composition
  • Changes in composition during processing
  • Milk composition and human health
  • Using variability in milk composition for adding value to milk and its components

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