Food Sciences

Degree: Master
University: University of Helsinki , Faculty: Masters Programmes in English
City: Helsinki , Country: Finland
Discipline: Life Sciences, Medicine & Health
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  • Start Date of Studies August, September
  • Admission deadline 31/01/ 2011
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The International Master´s Degree Programme in Food Sciences (MScFood) aims to educate international experts to have outstanding scientific skills for research and development in the multidisciplinary area of food science. The programme is organised jointly by three departments constituting Viikki Food Science Unit at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.

    Food research at the University of Helsinki has been at the very peak of its field over the past decade according to Science Watch Magazine that monitors research trends and indicators. The Viikki Campus specialises in life sciences and it is the largest centre of expertise in this field in Finland. Finnish food research and development also benefit from a long tradition of food development having resulted, for example, in production of functional food ingredients such as stanol esters, probiotics, and dietary fibre constituents. Finnish food production has also earned an excellent reputation in food quality and safety.

    The programme provides the student with an excellent basis for a career in food industry and trade, food safety authorities, as well as in research.


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