Academic knolwedge in Food Science – Business awareness
Teamwork – Wide industrial and academic network
Why Choose this Programme?
- A World of Experience: Working with a motivated global group at the most important food companies and universities in various countries is the ideal preparation for an enriching international career.
- Develop Cross-functional Competencies: Diversify your skill set while finding inventive, flexible, multidisciplinary solutions to the challenges of this complex and ever-changing industry.
- Personal Transformation: Expand your career horizons while blossoming into a better version of youreself. Become more self-confident, open-minded, adaptive, innovative and international! In short: get ready for a career in food science!
You study in a small group of max. 25 students. By this, the EMFS programme offers an outstanding balance regarding the numbers of sponsoring companies and students.
Endorsement from industry is a good reason to believe that you can have a successful career in industry, or have a look at what our students and alumni have to say about this programme.
Are you interested in joining the next edition of our unique programme? Why not apply now and launch your own exciting career in the innovative food industry.
Not convinced yet? Read below what alumni say about the programme and how it influenced their careers.
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EMFS Alumni Testimonials
Don’t just take our word for it! Learn from our former students about what makes the European Master in Food Studies so special.
EMFS is a very inspiring programme, bringing an insight in working internationally. Moreover it gives you great personal competences and development. And most important, new friends from all over the world!
The most amazing part of EMFS is that it nudges you to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures and eventually grow with them. Collaboration, patience, and acknowledgement of your teammates’ strengths and weaknesses, along with your own, are important values one requires to succeed in such a global environment as the food industry, and these are my key takeaways from this journey.
The Master is an experience where you are challenged over 2 years with the food industry, cultural differences, organisational skills, business acumen, and yourself!
The possibility to meet partner collaborators, universities and companies allow the student to create a network, to be aware of how diverse, powerful and innovative is the food industry. This way, the student can have a closer approach to its own future and job search.
The 2-years project, is a golden opportunity to put into practice your creativity! The freedom of designing a new product could be comparable to real life product development in food research, therefore it is extremely useful for a future as different food areas are assessed and studied.
Definitely, a life experience that I would strongly recommend to live!
Without a doubt, the link between industry and academia is the heart and great value of the EMFS. Personally speaking, the 9 months combined internship and thesis project in one of the sponsoring companies was my main motivation to pick this programme and definitely one of my favourite chapters during these 2 years. Why? Because it’s a real-world and exciting experience, where you make a project truly yours, acquire multidisciplinary and project management skills, knowledge of the food business, where you develop more scientific, research, communication and networking aptitudes and are able to really be immersed in an international team work environment in today’s global and rapidly changing food industry.
During the project, I learned to think and work in a scientific way. You are faced with an unresolved issue, then you study literature and formulate a hypothesis, and finally you then try to answer your questions through an experiment that you have smartly designed.I learnt how to coordinate my own project and have a good feel for which changes to schedule are realistic and doable, and which aren’t. Finally, I also learnt some practical things, like how science is applied in a business environment and how the results are what counts. All in all: I learnt A LOT!
People were saying that they almost cannot recognize me from the previous one, as I am not shy any more, but become international, open-minded, feel free to talk to people from different cultures and ages and integrate myself into the surroundings very well… I am very glad that I have made the right decision to study in this program for my Master!European Master in Food Studies is really a great programme and I wish we will have more talents joining in this programme in the future.
I consider myself lucky to have had such an experience! You are asked to participate in diverse, international teams, to find solutions in different problems, to be flexible & adjustable to changes that happen in such an international environment. In a few words, you are asked to mature and grow up into a professional! Now, working at Procter & Gamble in Greece, I can assure you that all of the above assisted not only in my current professional life, but also in my personal evolution.
This experience certainly gave me more understanding for every kind of people, as well as a chance to meet important companies to work for. Even more importantly, it gave me competencies that suit every department in a company. The European Masters degree prepares you for professional life not only through the acquisition of knowledge but also by preparing you for changes and challenges. Throughout the program, you have to be flexible and ready for the unexpected. This forces you to be innovative and self confident. It’s not just an ordinary Masters degree.
Quite a lot of alumni are now being employed as managers with the leading producers of the international FMCG market and, for sure, most of my useful professional contacts came to me through this programme. If any individual would like to diversify their professional and personal experience, to boost their career in the changing world of the Global Food industry and catch this magic spirit of “The Master” I could only recommend to join European Masters degree in Food Studies and to take this wonderful Educational Journey.
The large proportion of alumni of this program still being employed by major international food companies, including the sponsoring companies, is a testimony to the quality of the education and training provided by this unique program. It is now that I get involved in graduate recruitment as a manager that I truly realise how an experience such as the European Masters degree can really add an extra dimension to an individual’s ability to adapt quickly to the diverse and ever changing world of food manufacturing. I can only recommend it and guarantee it will deliver, if not a successful career, at least a really fantastic time!
The European Master in Food Studies isn’t international just because our participants study and work in multiple countries and pursue careers in the global food industry. Our students also come from all over the world to enrol in this unique programme. Acquiring cross-cultural communication skills is important for students to thrive in multinational careers and our programme instils this foundation from the first team building exercises and continues throughout the Food Innovation project and other group work.
We are proud of the diverse perspectives and experience that each of our students bring to the programme. Learn about the EMFS experience from our 2 former students!