Food Biotechnology

Partner University: Ural Federal University

Place of Study: Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science
Duration: 2 Years, including two semesters in UFU, 120 credits
Language: English
Application Deadline: 15 July 2020
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology or related fields with good/excellent grades. Upper-intermediate level of English*
Annual Tuition Fee: 242,000 rubles for Russian students, 262,000 rubles for international students

Career options:  biotechnologists, microbiologists, and chemists in food, medical, pharmaceutical industries and processing industries.

Food biotechnology is a prospective branch of modern food science. Scientists specializing in using biological processes for food biomass valorization and foodstuff production are currently most required in food industry and agriculture and.

However, the expected development of medicine in the following years is bound to raise demand for non-traditional medicinal treatment delivery methods, targeted at maintaining health rather than curing disease. Given due support for innovation, the market will demand specialists wielding knowledge of engineering and medicine for R&D in this area.

The Program

The students will gain knowledge and skills in the synthesis of enzymes and biologically active substances and their encapsulation and learn how to develop and produce functional food, enriched with biologically active substances.

Contents of the program

1st semester (UFU)

2nd semester (ITMO)

3rd semester (UFU)

4th semester (ITMO)

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination sucessfully.

The list of entrance examination questions

How to apply?

To apply, please follow our step-by-step application guide.

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Nadezhda V. Barakova, Program Coordinator, Faculty of Food Biotechnologies and Engineering

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