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MScFood Science and Safety

Kaunas University of Technology Lithuania, Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Tuition fee €4,000.00 per year

Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, China, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan may apply for special scholarships.
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens may apply for tuition fee free places.
More information on ktu.edu/admissions.

Application fee €100.00 one-time

Payable within 2 weeks from the application submission by transferring it to the KTU bank account. Non-refundable. Bank details will be provided during application.

Course code 621E40001
More information

admissions.ktu.edu/..od-science-and-safety 

Overview

This programme is designed for preparation of wide profile food science specialists both for food industry and the companies performing research of food products and development of new products enriched by advanced natural antioxidants, antimicrobial substances, rheological characteristics and texture of various components. The first and most modern in Lithuania Food Science and Technology Competence Centre facilitates students’ research and applied competences using four unique semi-industrial lines of food technologies (bread, beer, meat, fish, dairy products).
The Master + model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track emphasising managerial skills or a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Top reasons to study at KTU:

1. KTU research in food science has been recognised internationally driven by the leading professors G. Juodeikienė, R. Ventskutonis and D. Leskauskaitė.

2. The first and most modern Food Science and Technology Competence Centre in Lithuania is active at KTU since 2010; four unique semi-industrial lines of food technologies (bread, beer, meat, fish, dairy products) are installed at the centre.

3. Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the specialisation or to strengthen managerial/interdisciplinary skills by choosing individual set of competencies required for career.

Programme structure

Management of food safety and quality
Management of food safety and quality
Food safety and toxicology
Food safety legislation

Development of new food products and technologies
Food technologies
Food biotechnologies
Development of new food products
New processing methods for food products
Food additives
Research work

Knowledge about composition of food products
Higher chemistry in food
Food technologies
Food additives

Ability to plan work, make conclusions and summarize the achieved results
Research work

Career opportunities

Graduates are easily employed by the companies of food industry or the institutions related to research of food products
Employers value the programme’s graduates, because they are able to rapidly find solutions to the problems arising during production and product control.

“Our company sells its production in Lithuania and exports it to more than 35 countries. According to the requirements of the introduced food safety standard (BRC), we have to supply food products in compliance with the requirements for food safety at the market that they are placed on and other requirements. It requires combination of technologies and knowledge of food safety, taking into consideration all possible risk factors and legal requirements of the market. Food Science and Safety study programme is very useful both for the specialists and for their employers.” – Gediminas Krutulis, UAB “Naujasis Nevėžis”, Director.

_“Unequivocally, Food Science and Safety study programme was the right choice for me. This study programme provided exclusive chemical knowledge of the components of food products, their characteristics and changes during processing. All material acquired during the lectures and collected library is applied in daily production context. It should be mentioned, that this study programme involves lectures of food safety and quality systems, which we successfully (“by the book”) introduced in our new production.
Knowledge, acquired during Master degree studies, learned correct work principles and consolidated ability to make conclusions and summarize the achieved results contributed to rapid and successful employment at the successful company of food industry.”_ – Ignas Mackėla, AB “Amilina” (Roquette group), Senior Technologist.

Apply now! Fall semester 2017/18
Application deadline
Jul 30, 2017 23:59 (GMT)
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2017
Apply now! Spring semester 2017/18
Application start
Sep 27, 2017
Application deadline
Nov 30, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

for TRANSFER (only transfer students are accepted)

Studies commence
Feb 1, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States