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Biotechnologies for Food Science

University of Padua
2 years
Master's degree
On campus
Padua
English
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Biotechnologies for Food Science

Program description

Biotechnologies for Food Science

The MSc course provides advanced learning and develops professional skills for planning and coordinating complex activities in the biotechnology sector. More specifically, upon course completion the student will be able to implement innovative technologies applied to food production and control of food quality and safety.The course is articulated in two separate curricula, the first one (Biotecnologie per l'alimentazione) is taught in Italian, the second one (Biotechnologies for food science) is entirely in English.In the first 18 months (three semesters), students will acquire highly specialized knowledge through lectures and a substantial share of practical lab experience.Such a knowledge will span from biotechnological methods to analysis of agro-food production chain. The last semester is entirely dedicated to experimental activity (lab internship) for the final exam. Lab internship may be carried out at universities, public and private institutions, and private companies that have signed an agreement with the University of Padova, as well as at laboratories abroad that have collaboration or exchange agreements and offer opportunities for research on themes coherent with the MSc course learning goals.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with proven skills in Biology, Biotechnology for the production of goods and services, ethical regulations and issues
  • English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees are the same for all the programmes: up to 3,000 euros/year, divided in 3 installments

Scholarships & funding

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

Career opportunities

After successful completion of the MSc course in Biotechnologies for Food Science, our students will have a high professional profile enabling them to occupy positions of responsibility in R&D departments for companies in the biotechnology sector as well as those ones involved in primary production, food processing, food storage, and large retail chains. Additional job opportunities might be found in public and private institutions that are active in food analysis, control, and certification, protection and valorization of typical food products, in higher education institutions, or as self-employed consultants.

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University of Padua

The University of Padua

The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its  foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis  Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of...


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Why study at University of Padua

  • The University of Padua is a TOP 200 university in the World, that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222.
  • During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society.
  • Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes (over 180, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; 29 programmes are held completely in English).
  • Interconnections among the different disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where international students (over 3,000), staff and alumni support the development of the University's mission at global level.


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University of Padua

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
35122 Padua
Italy

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