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Master in Food Systems: Food safety, transparency, traceability (University of Reading, Aarhus University, University of Turin)

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 Food safety, transparency, traceability

Food safety is a cornerstone of quality, healthy and excellence of the food. However, consumers have a reduced trust in the food sector. This is complicated by a highly fragmented food sector lack of transparency. State of the art analytical and biological methods, as well as systems to early detect harms in food, are essential for food safety. Digitalisation, analytics and biological data coupled with a data management processes will be instrumental to guaranty the safety of citizen and to gain trust in the Food System.

Semester 1 – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
Semester 2 – Food structure and quality – Aarhus University
Semester 3 – Food safety of the whole value chain – University of Turin
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Reading

Programme structure

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 – Aarhus University – Food structure and quality

The track focus on the linkage between primary production, raw material and the impact on final food product quality inclusive sensory quality. It aims to elucidate the genetic and the production factors in the primary production that are of significance for the quality of the raw material and its suitability for further processing of food and food products. Furthermore the track elucidate the relations between the structure and the functional characteristics of foods, and give the student knowledge of enzymatically catalyzed processes of significance for food production, and the interaction between food enzymes and the resulting food structure and texture.

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

Semester 3 – University of Turin – Food safety of the whole value chain

The main subjects covered in the track will be the food safety of the whole chain from production to consumption, with insights of foodborne pathogens physiology and virulence, food toxicology, food safety management systems. Problem solving exercise will be carried out in the field of food safety.

Overarching module: Emerging Technologies Business Case Study

Semester 4 – University of Reading – 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