MSc in Food Technology at Aarhus University (AU), Denmark

Aarhus University (AU) 2 Years
Denmark Full Time
Master (2 years) of Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology Onsite

The MSc in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology is a collaborative effort between four disciplines at Aarhus University – food science, molecular biology, medicine, and business administration. This broad foundation means that you will be taught by experts in these fields, but also that the program provides a holistic understanding of the path that food takes from field to fork, including raw material quality, ingredients, and food technology.

On the program, you will gain insight into how new processing methods affect the functional characteristics of foods. You will acquire a thorough knowledge of molecular biology and technical skills at the all-important juncture between food technology, nutrition, and health.


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For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Course Details:

We are what we eat. The key message here, from health gurus and medical professionals alike, is that people need to tackle their health problems by eating the right food in the right quantities. Science shows a strong correlation between our health and the composition and quality of the food we eat.

The MSc programme in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology provides you with the tools and knowledge you will require to develop nutritious foods designed to reduce the risks of developing health issues such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, allergy, and cancer. In addition you will acquire knowledge of food technology and of processes that affect food quality and functionality, as well as consumers’ choice of foods.

Enrollment Requirements:

To find out more about admission to the MSc in Mulecular Nutrition and Food Technology please visit the programme’s website.

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Costs/Tuition Fees:

7250 EUR

Level/Field(s) of Study:


Language Requirements:

All applicants without a legal right of admission to English language Master’s degree programs must provide documentation of English language qualifications identical or comparable with an ‘English B level’ with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Danish upper secondary school (‘gymnasium’).

Please note that Danish language Master’s programs may also have an English B requirement.

English B language qualifications can be documented as follows:

  • English B level (Danish upper secondary school level) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 without rounding up.
    English B – Test result of at least 83 (internet-based test).
    Aarhus University accepts the TOEFL IBT Special Home Edition test.
    Aarhus University does not accept the TOEFL ITP or paper-based tests (this includes the TOEFL ITP Plus for China Solution).
    When you sign up for a TOEFL test, you must request the test center to add Aarhus University as a recipient of your test result in order for us to verify your test result.
    The Aarhus University TOEFL code is 8935.
    English B– IELTS Academic test result of at least 6.5 points.
  • Cambridge English Qualifications
    English B –  Cambridge English Advanced (grades A, B, and C) or Cambridge English First (grade A) or 180 points as a minimum on the Cambridge English Scale.
    Once you have received your test results, you must upload them to your application. In addition, please share your test scores with Aarhus University through the Candidate Results Website (, so we can verify your test score online.
    You must share your results with Aarhus University via the Candidate Results Website ( To access this website you must register using your ‘Candidate ID’ and ‘Secret Number’ (obtained from your exam center). We do not accept test results that cannot be verified through the Cambridge website.
  • A Nordic/Duborg/International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma program)/European Baccalaureate (from the “ScholaEuropaea”) entrance examination with an English level in Denmark with a GPA equivalent of 3.0 on the Danish 7 scale as a minimum.
    See a comparison of the Nordic subject levels. Please note: This overview is updated once a year at the beginning of March and changes may therefore be announced shortly before the application deadline.
  • A completed high-school diploma/Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination, English language Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland or Ireland. The applicant must provide documentation that the program was taught in English.
    Please note that applicants with an English language qualifying examination or degree program from all other countries than the above mentioned must submit a test.

In addition, the following applies:

  • The test result must not be more than two years old at the time of application.
  • Both IELTS and TOEFL are offered in Denmark. TOEFL is specifically offered in Aarhus.
  • Current exchange students should be aware that they must also document their English language qualifications when applying for a full degree program.
  • You must upload your test result or your receipt for registration to the test to your application through the application portal. See the document checklist.

Application before you have passed your English language test

It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. In that case, you must upload documentation that you have signed up for a test and that you will upload your document later. Please state your expected result date.

When you have passed your English language test, you must upload your test result to your application. See the documentation deadlines.

If you are considered academically qualified for admission, you will receive a letter of admission conditioned on the submission of a sufficient test score before the announced deadlines.

Important information to Chinese applicants

Aarhus University follows closely the situation in China regarding the Coronavirus. We advise applicants to upload documentation to their application stating that they are influenced by the situation in China. A decision regarding a possible extension of the documentation deadline 1 May will be made later.

Please note that ETS and the TOEFL program have announced that they are close to introducing a secure TOEFL iBT® testing solution that will allow students in some areas that have been affected by the Coronavirus in selected locations outside Mainland China to take the test from home at the end of March, prior to test centers reopening for regular testing. ETS is also working closely with the relevant government agencies in Mainland China on ways to launch this solution there as soon as possible.

Legal basis

The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Ministerial Order no. 107 of 12 February 2018 (including later amendments) on Admission to and Enrolment in Master’s degree (Candidatus) programs at Universities and Higher Education Institutions within the Fine Arts under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The Admission Order can be found here: (available in Danish only).

About the University/Institution:

In 2011, Aarhus University launched the extended summer program “AU Summer University”. The program consists of a portfolio of courses taught in English at Bachelor’s or Master’s level within the fields of Arts, Business and Economics, Business Communication, Political Science and Law, Health, Science, and Technology.

In 2020, we are offering 101 English taught courses by AU lecturers and invited international guest lecturers from all over the world. All teaching at AU Summer University is based on current research and has a strong international perspective. The close link between research and education ensures the quality and depth of the courses.

Application Deadline:

Application date: Mar 01
Start date: Sep 01
Application date: Jan 15
Start date: Sep 01

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