The Food Development programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at a molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation.
Career or after graduation opportunities
The programme will provide you with an education and qualification for working as an expert in food authorities and other related functions in the society.
Students graduating from the programme may work, among others, as:
- R&D manager
- quality manager
- product developer
- product specialist
The University of Turku has a double degree programme in Food Development with Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China). Food Development students have a possibility to join the double degree programme – pursuing Degrees in Master of Science in Technology at University of Turku, and the Master Degree in Engineering at Jiangnan University.