|Study location||Reading (United Kingdom), Aarhus (Denmark) & Turin (Italy)|
|Type||Food safety, transparency, traceability, 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 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
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