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Study Food Quality and Safety in Germany: Life sciences, law and economics combined in an innovative and international study programme

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Program Starts
November 2nd, 2020 (winter semester 2020/21)


The food industry is a highly complex environment. Besides the overwhelming variety of ingredients they contain, our food products are produced, traded, and processed globally. Quality assurance and quality enhancement must come to terms with this complexity, as must the legal frame work, and new technical innovations.

 Unique in Germany, The “Food Quality and Safety” master’s degree course at the University of Bayreuth addresses some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: the sustainable production and distribution of healthy food of the highest possible quality, feading a steadily growing world population, and optimizing existing supply chains while developing new ones. Complex problems require interdisciplinary solutions. This is where the scientific, legal, and economic skills you will acquire, thanks to this programme’s interdisciplinary scope, will come to the fore.

 The intended audience for this online open day are students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or Biochemistry, or a comparable degree in the field of Life Sciences, and a language certificate ENGLISH level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

You Will Learn

– The Master “Food Quality and Safety” is the perfect starting point to launch your career in the food sector.
– Innovative and interdisciplinary courses are our focus.
– Kulmbach is the ideal location for studying food sciences. The Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health and therefore complements and strengthens the already existing food cluster in Kulmbach. We are working in close cooperation with leading companies, decision-makers and authorities in the food industry.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or Biochemistry, or a comparable degree in the field of Life Sciences. Applicants should possess knowledge in mathematics and data analysis, experimental physics, chemistry, human biology, animal and plant physiology, genetics, cell biology, microbiology, ecology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics. There is no working experience needed.

Admission Deadline

July 15th 2020


  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Clemens

    Study programme director

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