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Integrated Food Studies

Integrated Food Studies

Integrated Food Studies

Master in Integrated Food Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark, will give you the possibility to study food and its many meanings in society. The master offers a holistic approach combining natural science, design and social science traditions.

The master will be oriented towards contemporary and historical meanings and expressions of food through the study of food production, processing and consumption. Both ‘main stream’ and ‘alternative food networks’ gastronomy and nutritional aspects and meanings of food will be presented and elaborated with innovation and sustainability as two common key words.

With this master you will be able to get competences to widen the horizon from your food related bachelor either in nutrition or in other food related educations. The holistic approach will give you the ability to navigate in a complex world of food-related decisions and expressions, both public and private. Also ‘hands on’ activities with taste or innovation of food product design will offer an exciting dimension to the master.

The three professions in the master are meant to be a common part for all students, but it is possible to choose one of the three as a main specialization, mainly through the projects. The three professions can be described as:

  • Design and Gastronomy
  • Food Policy, Innovation and Networks
  • Public Health Nutrition

The Master in Integrated Food Studies is an English master with an expected mix of Danish and International students. The master will be based on the Problem Based Learning (PBL) model developed at Aalborg University, especially emphasizing the link to ‘real life’ cases in the projects at each semester. The master will therefore strive to establish contact to many different types of food related organizations, companies or networks in the public and the private spheres.

The programme will be transferred to KU as of September 1, 2018

The Master's programme in Integrated Food Studies will be transferred to the University of Copenhagen as of September 1, 2018. You still need to apply for admittance through Aalborg University, but if you are enrolled, you will be a student at the University of Copenhagen.

Facts About the Programme




Admission Requirements

See the Curriculum

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

learn more about Pbl at aau