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EIT Master's in Food Systems

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EIT Food is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Master of science in Food Systems |  2 years, full-time, 120 ECTS credits
EIT Food is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Starting Autumn 2023

Programme overview

The EIT Master’s in Food Systems is developing top talents for the food sector, by training the leaders of the future. This programme aims to prepare you to drive a future transformation of the food system. By working with colleagues from a variety of academic backgrounds, you will become creative leaders and team builders capable of bringing novel solutions for tomorrow's consumers. You will accomplish this by taking a 'learning and experimental' journey in a network of industrial, academic and entrepreneurial partners. The programme is a collaboration within EIT Food, established by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

By the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Identify short and long-term future consequences of decisions involving different components of the food system from an integrated scientific, ethical and inter-generational perspective, and merge this into a solution-focused approach.
  • Translate innovations into feasible business solutions for the food sector.
  • Think beyond boundaries, and systematically explore and generate new ideas, responding to current and future challenges within the food system.
  • Use knowledge, ideas and technology to create new or significantly improved products, services, processes, new business models or jobs in the food sector.
  • Use cutting-edge research methods, processes and techniques towards new venture creation and growth, and apply these in cross-disciplinary teams and contexts.
  • Transform practical experiences in different areas of the food sector into research problems and challenges.
  • Develop decision-making and leadership competencies.

Graduates will become part of an international alumni network with access to the right support when you want to innovate or create a new venture at any point in your career.

Career prospects

Students graduated from the MFS programme, can work in small or large multinational companies, international organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as at academic level. You will develop a very good EU network, and can work anywhere in the world. As a graduate, you will be provided with such knowledge and training that you can work in various fields of the food supply, production and processes, sustainable food development, quality and safety, food system innovation and management. 

Programme modules

The MFS programme is an integrated programme organised and offered by leading academic institutions and industrial partners from across EIT Food’s pan-European partner network. The programme has a duration of 2 years, within this time the students enrolled in the programme have the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes in three universities. Your home university is Lund, where you spend the first and fourth semester. You will also choose two host universities, where you spend the second and third semester.

A unique aspect of this programme is that students not only get to know three cities and universities, but also three different academic perspectives on the food system. Each participating university formulates a specific track - a package of modules covering the area of expertise within that institution. That way, graduates profit from the combined know-how of three European universities, ensuring in-depth academic competencies in relation to otherwise separate dimensions of the food sector, such as sustainable food processing, personalized nutrition, food safety or food system management.


Semester 1 and 4: Lund Campus, semester 2 and 3: at EIT Food partner universities according to track:

Lund University – University of Reading – University of Warsaw – Lund University

Semester 1 – Consumer driven sustainable food processing – Lund University
Semester 2 – Public Health Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
Semester 3 – Food System Management – University of Warsaw
Semester 4 – Thesis – Lund University

Lund University – University of Turin - Aarhus University – Lund University

Semester 1 – Consumer driven sustainable food processing – Lund University
Semester 2 – Circular Food Systems – University of Turin
Semester 3 – Future Foods – Aarhus University
Semester 4 – Thesis – Lund University

More information and contact

More information can be found on EIT Food's official website.

Master's in Food Systems (EIT Food's website)

Contact at LTH

Why choose Lund as your home university?

At Lund university, you will study in a strong inter disciplinary education and research environment with specialists from all parts of the food system, including food systems analysis, processing, packaging, logistics and consumer behavior. You will also become part of a long tradition of collaboration between industry and academia.

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Open for applications

Apply from EIT Food's official website 

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Biological/Life Sciences, Food Science, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Food Safety and/or Nutrition or equivalent. English Level 6/ Level B2 CEFR.

Selection criteria

The selection of applicants is based on academic qualifications, entrepreneurial skills and interview.


Master of science in Food Systems

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