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Master in Food Systems: Management of food system innovations (University of Warsaw, University of Turin, Autonomous University of Madrid)

Tuition fee €16,500 per year

The participation fee covers tuition fees for participating universities, mandatory travel during a semester (e. g. for off-site modules & activities) and participation in joint modules & activities (e. g. Summer School, Graduate Conference). It does not cover travel from one partner university to the next between semesters.
The participation fee will be charged per semester (8250 euro per semester).

Deposit €250 one-time

After being accepted by the programme, you will be offered to accept or decline the enrollment. When you accept the offer, you will be required to pay a deposit fee of 250 euro. The deposit fee will be deducted from the invoice for your first semester fee. If payment is not received within 7 days after accepting the offer, it is possible you will no longer be accepted within the programme.
The deposit fee is non-refundable.

Overview

This track focuses on Management of food system innovations

Semester 1 – Food System Management – University of Warsaw
Semester 2 – Functional food compounds from natural sources – University of Turin
Semester 3 – Functional Foods and Precision Nutrition – Autonomous University of Madrid
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Warsaw

Programme structure

Semester 1 – University of Warsaw – Food System Management

The track Food System Management is offered for those who want to invent and develop innovative solutions for the food sector, and simultaneously to have an impact on the commercialization process. The goal of the track is to educate people with entrepreneurial and responsible mindset who are able to identify market needs and opportunities, and manage projects generating values for customers.

The track is prepared so that students, regardless of whether they had previously dealt with the theory and practice of management, are able to explore knowledge and develop skills in this discipline. The three designed modules cover the most crucial areas related to organisation management and the value chain.

The knowledge and skills obtained during this tack provide foundations to apply for job vacancies as: production management and logistics, processes optimisation for production and logistics. Other exemplary job positions would be those of: new products developers, analysts of the broadly understood agri-food sector, consultants and advisers, specialists in food quality assurance and in food security management. The studies/track will promote entrepreneurship and self-employment by enhancing start-ups development.

Overarching module: SPOC Introduction to the Food System

Semester 2 – University of Turin – Functional food compounds from natural sources

In this track, the students will acquire knowledge related to the most important functional compounds in foods. Functionality will be referred to both the effect that those compounds can have to human health, but also to the food itself. As a matter of fact, foods (and food side streams) contain a number of functional compounds which can be used in food preparation to reach specific technological objectives (protection from oxidation, water retention, structure, etc.). The modules will focus on the description of those “active” components, their separation (extraction) from different sources (both raw and waste materials) and their valorization in the production of functional foods and towards human health.

Overarching module: Summer School Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Food System

Semester 3 – Autonomous University of Madrid – Functional Foods and Precision Nutrition

This track will allow the students to acquire knowledge and skills related to the action/s and effect/s of bioactive food compounds on human health status. The students will explore novel entrepreneurial venues through the application of functional foods specifically designed for precision nutrition, for both healthy individuals and chronic diseases patients. This objective will be pursued through training on cutting-edge methods and techniques within the area of Molecular Nutrition and Foodomics in order to understand the role of functional foods on maintaining/enhancing human health in a personalized manner. Concepts linked to genetics and genomics will be introduced so the students can immerse into the most recent aspects of precision nutrition and explore their relevance on consumer welfare.

Overarching module: Emerging Technologies Business Case Study

Semester 4 – University of Warsaw – Thesis

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application start
Feb 1, 2021
Application deadline
Mar 30, 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Brussels time

Deadline applies to applicants who are citizens of a country outside the European Union (non-EU)

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application start
Feb 1, 2021
This intake is not applicable

Deadline applies to applicants who are citizens of a country in the European Union (EU)

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application start
Feb 1, 2021
Application deadline
Mar 30, 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Brussels time

Deadline applies to applicants who are citizens of a country outside the European Union (non-EU)

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application start
Feb 1, 2021
This intake is not applicable

Deadline applies to applicants who are citizens of a country in the European Union (EU)

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States