Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Master in Food Systems (MFS) has been developed by seven academic institutions and industrial partners from across EIT Food's pan-European partner network. Its goal is to prepare students to drive the future transformation of the food system and increase the competitiveness of their future employing companies.

The MFS programme is a two-year academic Master that fosters a deep knowledge of the food system as an integrated value chain by providing students, with the opportunity to study at three academic institutions which provide distinctly different tracks, each one of them focusing on specific areas of the food system. This is coupled with modules on innovation and entrepreneurship available to the whole cohort, a partner-mentored project/thesis work, and non-academic activities offered by industrial partners.

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, along with CSIC and IMDEA Food, offers a unique track, Functional Foods and Precision Nutrition, designed to gain knowledge about the relationship between food and health, allowing the students to explore novel entrepreneurial venues through the application of functional foods specifically designed for precision nutrition, for both healthy individuals and chronic diseases patients.

Mobility. The second and third semesters will be studied at two other European Universities participating in the program. This will allow students to gain further knowledge in different aspects of the food system, such as food integrity, agrifood technology, food safety or management of the food system. The other participating academis institutions are QUB, U. of Hohenheim, U. of Turin, U. of Warsaw, Aarhus University and U. of Reading.

Networking. Students enrolled in the Master in Food System will be part of an international student network and will have access to the EIT Food´s partnership network, made up of a consortium of key industry players, agrifood startups, research centres and universities from across Europe, which will increase the participants’ opportunities to develop a professional career within the food system.


EU students: 9000 €/year

Scholarships. Participation fee waiver scholarships will be available

Application deadline:

EU: June 25, 2021

Applications are submitted through DreamApply:


Diego Morales

Maria-Jesús Latasa

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