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Program description:
The MSc in Food Safety and Quality is designed to develop your undergraduate knowledge and improve it through application and research. The field of Food Science is broad and the programme reflects this diversity, with emphasis on Raw Material Qualifying, Processing Technology, Quality Analysis and Quality Assurance. Throughout your stay at Debrecen University, which is the second largest university in Hungary, with 30 000 students, as a postgraduate student of Food Safety and Quality, you will have a personal academic tutor to guide you through your studies and to meet your individual goals and interests. We offer you a 4 week field practice in summer. Areas of study: Organic and Biochemistry, Food Safety and Quality, Food Processing Technology, Economics, Physical, Chemical and Microbiological Analysis, Laboratory Practices.

Entry requirements:
Bachelor degree in the field of Food Sciences

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Entrance exam description:
The professional evaluation of the educational materials (degree, transcripts, results) is the task of the relevant Faculty. This evaluation is followed by a Skype interview with one of the professors of the Faculty, which aims to check the applicant’s level of motivation, language skills and professional knowledge. (In case of a missing certificate about the English language proficiency we conduct a Skype interview in order to check the applicant’s English language skills.)

Ms Lilla Fónai
Admissions Officer

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Programme structure

Year 1, Main subjects:
Theory of Measurement and Experimental Designs, Expectations of Foodstuffs, Consumer Protection, Separation Technique, Quality and Safety in Food Technologies (HACCP in practice), Food Marketing, Basics of Food Microbiology, Management and Communication, Spectroscopyc Methods, Nutritional Sciences, Essential Molecular Cell Biology, Microbiological Aspects of Food Quality and Safety, Quality Control, Quality Management

Year 2, Main subjects:
Regulation of Food Production, Quality and Safety, Food Toxicology, Hyphenated Analytical Methods, Quality Management Systems and Audit in the Food Chain, Traceability in the Food Chain, Food Industry Management and Economics, Radiology in the Food Industry, Analytical and Microbiological Rapid Methods, Food Quality and Safety Risk Analysis, Rheology in Food Testing, Thesis

Career opportunities

Postgraduates may progress to PhD studies or find employment in food and dietetics science research, lecturing, consultancy or other science-based sectors of the food science industry.

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