|Study location||Reading (United Kingdom), Stuttgart (Germany) & Aarhus (Denmark)|
|Type||Innovative food processing, full-time|
|Nominal duration||(120 ECTS)|
|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.
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.
Bachelor diploma (or higher)
Applicants are typically required to have at least a lower second-class honours degree (2.2) in a pure or applied science (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
An overall score of 6.5 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 5.5
If you have taken an alternative test, or are not able to take an IELTS test, please visit our acceptable English language qualifications page for information on the range of tests that we accept as evidence of English language ability
This track focuses on Innovative food processing
A critical part of the sustainable transformation of our food system is the processing of agricultural raw materials into foods. Innovative novel technology and holistic process designs are the basis of producing foods that are more environmental-friendly with fewer sidestreams. Innovative food processing elevates food processing beyond the state-of-the-art operations to create an overall higher food quality for an enhanced and more sustainable consumer experience.
Semester 1 – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
Semester 2 – AgriFood Science and Engineering – University of Hohenheim
Semester 3 – Future Foods – University of Aarhus
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Reading
Semester 1 – University of Reading – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer
The track will focus on an individual’s nutritional needs and requirements, considering how dietary interventions could be developed, based on knowledge of personalised data, such as phenotype (measurable physical and biological traits, e.g. BMI, cholesterol level) and genotype. The track will be taught from the viewpoint of the scientific evidence basis that links diet to health at a population level as well as an individual basis. It will provide students with an understanding of the physiological, biochemical and molecular genetic basis of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, to provide them with an understanding of topical issues in nutritional sciences and how this relates to the consumer.
Overarching module: SPOC Introduction to the Food System
Semester 2 – University of Hohenheim – AgriFood Science and Engineering
This track will cover the “front” end of the food system namely primary production principles as well as conversion and processing to value added ingredients and innovative food products. Some knowledge on use of byproduct streams will be provided. With primary production, a focus will be on agricultural technologies as well as some plant sciences. The module “AgFoodTech” provides an introduction and overview to the track, complemented by two electives from a pool of modules from the fields of food science or agricultural technology. IMPORTANT: students will be placed in elective modules by the UHOH team on the basis of availability, pedagogic fit and practicality of the combination.
Overarching module: Summer School Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Food System
Semester 3 – University of Aarhus – Future Foods
This track will bring the student close to future foods on a molecular level. It will identify and characterize bioactive food components and the will further allow the student to specialise in novel animal-based foods or organic plant-based food coupled with project work in sensory science, consumer science and new product development.
Overarching module: Emerging Technologies Business Case Study
Semester 4 – University of Reading – Thesis
Deadline applies to applicants who are citizens of a country outside the European Union (non-EU) or United Kingdom