The MSc program of Food Science and Technology aims to provide advanced knowledge and professional skills on the European agri-food sector, maintaining up-to-date knowledge on international food rules and quality control within the food industry.
The knowledge and skills acquired by the master's degree in Food Science and Technology in the field of microbiology, analytical and hygienic food control, food quality and safety management, unit operations, food packaging, food processing, in compliance with current legislation, production of raw materials and business management provide to the master's degree, the ability to manage, control, optimize or develop novel food processes to place him at the top of the food production chain.
The course includes training activities divided into three groups: characterizing, similar and integrative and other activities that complete the student’s training. The course is structured in two years and developed in curricula to provide qualified training to enrich specific skills. These curricula, while responding to the need to ensure those specialized skills required by the labor market, guarantee the unity and cultural significance of the training path, ensured by a broad base common to all the paths, represented by a group of lessons for a total number of 62 CFU. The curricula, with 18 CFU each, allow a high amplitude of the intervals of the different disciplinary fields, assigning to each individual teaching not less than 6 CFU.
The Master's Degree Program in Food Science and Technology covers a total of 120 CFU.
Teaching activities are organized in lectures and exercises, based on the resolution of numerical problems, laboratory activities, exercises at food firms, seminars and other activities.
Each student is assigned, at the time of enrollment, a tutor belonging to the teaching staff to whom, for the whole training course, to address for an organizational and cultural orientation.
The master degree program in Food Science and Technology assigns an important role to the degree thesis, which will take place at a university or other public or private institution, as detailed in the regulations of the course of study.
The master degree program provides an adequate preparation for the possible continuation of higher education level studies, such as second level Master’s or PhD courses.