Online Master's Food Technology

Join our innovative and highly regarded Online Master's Food Technology. Here you'll delve into ingredient functionality, sustainable food process engineering, and product design. Our program is recognised as one of the best in Europe and worldwide. You will receive comprehensive training in food research, product design, and production process enhancement.

Gain expertise in food chemistry, physics, microbiology, process engineering, and quality & design, opening up diverse opportunities in the food industry. Register now to embark on your journey towards a Master's Degree in Food Technology and unlock endless possibilities in the field.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research

To apply for this programme, click here.

Why this programme?

  • Study part-time and entirely online, with two lab practicals on campus in Wageningen in February.
  • Part of the Master’s Food Technology, one of Europe's best and most innovative programmes worldwide.
  • Input from different disciplines: food chemistry, food physics, food microbiology, food process engineering and food quality & design.

Programme online master's Food Technology

The master's specialisation in food tech is designed as a part-time study. This gives you the flexibility to combine study and your professional career.

In the first two years, you will follow a series of courses with a study load of ±20 hours per week. The programme includes two short stays of 2 weeks in Wageningen to participate in the necessary lab practicals.

The coursework is followed by a tailor-made internship and master's thesis. The programme will take 3- 4 years to complete depending on the effort and time you invest. After successful completion, you will obtain a fully recognised Master of Science degree from Wageningen University.

Student experiences

Are you curious about the stories of other students? Read about the experiences of students joining on campus and students enrolled in the online programme.

One of the students is Myrte. She is a Food Technologist developing extraction and purification processes for plant-based proteins. She combines her job with an online study at Wageningen University & Research. After she received her BSc in Food Technology from HAS University of Applied Science, she enrolled for the Food Technology Master's.

With this online master’s, I am delighted that the part-time programme gives me the flexibility to combine a master’s in Food Technology with my professional career.
Myrte van der Heijden

Simon started the online master’s programme Food Technology (OMFT) in 2020. He received his BSc degree in Food Science from the University of Guelph. Inspired by his professors, he continued studying and enrolled in the online programme of Wageningen University & Research (WUR). Simon was born and raised in Canada by his French parents, giving him dual citizenship.

So far, my experiences with the OMFT programme have been very good. Even better than I expected for an online master’s."

Future career

Graduates of the Food Technology programme generally find a job in either one of the food industries, the government, universities or institutes. Around 10% of the graduates will pursue a PhD degree. Below you can find several stories of graduates of Food Technology about their job.

Practical information

Application and admission

You need to meet specific admission criteria to apply for this master focussing on food science and technology—for example, a proficiency in the English language and a relevant BSc programme.

Tuition fees

The programme’s tuition fees depend on your nationality. EU students pay the statutory tuition fees just like the University’s on-campus students. Non-EU students get a 50% reduction of the regular on-campus tuition fees for Non-EU/EFTA students outside Europe.

Meet us

Get into personal contact with one of the representatives of Wageningen University & Research.

To apply for this programme, click here.