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Master of Food Science

Junia ISA Lille
4 semesters
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Master of Food Science

ISA Lille offers a Master of Science and Engineering degree in Food Science, taught in English or in French, specializing in the Sustainable Management of Food Production, or Quality Management Systems in the Agrofood industry. The general objectives of the Food Science program is to give students:

  • An international view of food safety regulations and standards, highlighting local and international specificities
  • Tools to assist food companies in setting up systems (HACCP, BRC,IFS, SQF, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001) and to carry out audits (preparation for internal auditor certification exam)
  • An overview of theories, concepts and methodologies of company resource planning systems
  • A practical view of food industry management, through lectures and seminars by professionals of the sector
  • Experience managing projects in an international context, with a multicultural team

Admission requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Life Sciences (Agriculture, Food Science, Biology, or related field)
  • B2 level in language of instruction (French or English) certified by an official test score (DELF, DALF, French Bac, TOEFL IBT 80, TOEIC 785, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent), except students from countries where the desired language of instruction is an official language.
  • French is NOT required for admission to English-taught programs, but is highly recommended

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Program content

English-Taught Courses

Semester 1

  • Welcome Session
  • Food Tech Project - Intro
  • Quality Assurance and HACCP
  • Unit Operations
  • Data Analysis and Applied Statistics
  • Bioprocess
  • French as a Foreign Language

semester 2

  • Agrofood Professional Project
  • Production Management
  • Food Tech Project
  • Product Formulation Project
  • Ingredients
  • Nutrition
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Packaging and Ecodesign
  • Physical, Chemical and Microbiological Characterization of Food Products
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Summer Internship

semester 3

Specialization (two options):

  • Sustainable Product Development - Ecodesign of Food Products
  • Quality Management Systems in the Agrofood Sector

semester 4

  • End-of-Study Internship

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Tuition fees for international students: €9,900 per year

Career paths

ISA Lille gives you the opportunity to be in touch with over 200 companies and create your network for internships and future jobs.

Each year, ISA Lille organizes a Company and Career Day. This event gives our students a chance to develop their own network by meeting industry representatives and a partner companies.

85% of ISA Food Science graduates are or employed within 6 months of graduating and get diverse jobs in Production, Supply Chain, R&D, Sales and Marketing, Management, Quality and Safety, and others.

Examples of Our Alumni’s Positions

  • Product Engineer & Production Leader – Sports Nutrition at Decathlon Sports, India
  • Manufacturing and Technology Director – Carlsberg, China
  • Programme Officer – Better Cotton Initiative, India
  • Junior Product Developer R&D – Coca Cola Company, Belgium
  • Production Chain Supervisor – Château Blanc, France
  • New Product Development – Little Freddie Organic Baby Food, United Kingdom
  • Project Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility – Laudun Chusclan Vignerons, France
  • Regional Marketing Manager – Roquette, India
  • Product Development Technologist – Danone Nutricia Research, Netherlands
  • Category Manager GMS – Bacardi Martini, France
  • Head of Product Innovation and Developement – Indulge Beverages, India
  • Trade Advisor/Business Developer in Food and Beverage – Business France, Brazil

About this institute

Junia ISA Lille

ISA Lille is a program of Junia, grande école of engineering. ISA Lille offers undergraduate courses and master's degrees with specializations in Agricultural Science, Food Science, Environmental Science and Economics, Marketing & Management, both in French and in English.  Created in 1963,...

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