Degree programme

Food Science

Course details

2 years
MSc in Agricultural Sciences
120 ECTS credits
4,920 EUR per year
Taught in English

The master programme Food Science aims to educate qualified professionals able to use food research results at food factories and develop new products complying with demands of customers and satisfying their needs of healthy nutrition. In addition, graduates get competences in human resource management, organisation of production process and confidence for quick self-adjustment to continuously changing market.


Establish own business in catering, food production

Work in biotechnology sector related companies

Be employed at food factories as a Master of production, technologist; quality manager, supervisor of product development, project manager in food and agriculture related organizations, production supervisor, food quality inspector

Food safety control sector or Agri-food consulting services

Programme structure

What you will learn each year:

Year 1

Food Biotechnology; Formation of toxic compounds during the food processing; Organisation of food research, quality management and assurance; Nutrition and health; Applied statistics; Functional Food

Year 2

The new food products development, production planning, food ethics; Dietetic nutrition peculiarities; Applied Organizational Psychology; Small Business Management; Food additives in innovative technologies; Industrial Practice; Master thesis


Extensive interdisciplinary studies based on fundamental and applied research

Diploma recognized in Europe and other countries

Possibility to join various research projects via student scientific clubs

Two industrial practices at the selected food establishment to develop practical skills

Multicultural environment and student community: international students from 87 different countries make up over 23 % of the total student body at LSMU

Support system for student adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling

Possibility to study abroad abroad according to the Erasmus+ exchange programme

Student work - 20 hours/week allowed without any permits

Residence permit extended for 6 month after the graduation to look for a job in Lithuania or Europe


Alvidas Ć arlauskas


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