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    Erasmus Mundus Course

    EM Food of Life is part of the Erasmus Mundus programme initiated by the European Commission to enhance and promote European higher education throughout the world. The two-year Masters Course builts on the expertise of four European universities:

    * University of Copenhagen, UC
    * Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU
    * Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB
    * University of Helsinki, UH

    Integration of Animal Science and Food Science and Technology

    EM Food of Life is a cross-disciplinary Masters Course in the science of animal-derived foods. In a unique way, the course combines animal science and food science and technology focusing on social as well as cultural and, of course, scientific aspects of the food production chain.

    What will I study?

    Through the EM Food of Life Masters Course, you will acquire basic theoretical knowledge, practical techonologies, and research and development methodologies preparing you for a career in the food production industries. You will work with topics such as:

    * How to meet increased global requirements for meat and milk products
    * How to deal with increased emphasis on product quality, proven health benefits for the consumer
    * How to improve animal health and welfare reduced environment impact

    Two Universities - Double Degree

    As an EM Food of Life student, you must study in two of the consortium partner countries. If you hold an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, these two countries must be different from the country in which you obtained your last university degree.

    You will also have the opportunity for a shorter study period in Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand or Italy.
    The course is taught in English and leads to the award of a Double Degree (120 ECTS) in animal science and/or food science disciplines, depending on the choice of institutions.

    EM Food of Life Study Programme
    Animal and Food Science

    The EM Food of Life Masters Course has inputs in both animal and food science, and outputs relevant to both consumer and animal health.

    Essential components are:

    Food: Meat and milk products derived from all the relevant farm species including pigs, cattle, small ruminants and poultry

    Life: Effects of nutrition on the health of the consumer, and effects of production systems on the health of the animal.

    Study at two European universities

    The course comprises one year (60 ECTS) at each of two of the four EM Food of Life partner institutions.

    All students will attend an Introductory Module at the start of Year One and aSummer School at the start of Year Two (both typically mid August). Please note that students will be expected to finance their travel costs in connection with Introductory Module and Summer School themselves.

    Intro Course

    Study Year One

    * University of Copenhagen, UC or
    * Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU

    Joint Summer School

    * Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB or
    * University of Helsinki, UH

    Study Year Two

    * University of Copenhagen, UC
    * Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU
    * Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB
    * University of Helsinki, UH

    Further international profile

    In their second study year, European EM Food of Life students have the opportunity to apply for an EMFOL scholarship (EUR 3000) that will allow them to undertake a study period at one of the non-EU Associate Universities. During the study period, students can follow taught courses or periods of practical laboratory or industry experience. A study period must be organized with the consent of the local EMFOL representative at the second year institution as well as the thesis supervisor. A study stay must be of a minimum duration of 3 months and maximum duration of 6 months.

    Universities
    The two-year Masters Course builds on the expertise of four European universities:

    * University of Copenhagen, CU
    * Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU
    * Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB
    * University of Helsinki, HU

    In their second study year, EM Food of Life students will have the opportunity to apply for an EMFOL Scholarship that would allow them to undertake a short study period at one of the Associate Universities.


    program_requirements

    All Eu and Non-EU citizens can apply to the programme. You are eligible to apply of you have: * a Bachelors degree within a related area (animal science, food science or technology, other biological science) * High proficiency in English: IELTS score: 6.0 TOEFL score: 560/IBT 83 * Strong personal statement of motivation * Good recommendations from two references, of which at least one is academic * Relevant work experience English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 560 TOEFL iBT® test: 83

    Every year 11-15 scholarships are available for Non-EU students (Category A) and EU students (Category B).
    Category A Scholarships are for Third-Country, Non EU nationals.If you have lived, worked or studied in a European country for more than 12 months over the last 5 years, you are considered Category B.Category B Scholarships are for European nationals. Non-European citizens who have stayed in Europe for more than 12 months are also category B.

    If you receive an EU scholarship, your tuition fee is covered and you will receive a monthly contribution to your living costs. Category A receives a 1000 EUR and category B 500 EUR a month.

    It is possible to be admitted to the course, even though you are not awarded a scholarship. You will then have to cover EM Food of Life participatory costs yourself. If you finance your study yourself, you are allowed to study in the country of your last university degree.

    For both categories please note:

    1. You must study in two of the consortium partner countries.
    2. The two countries must be different from the country in which you obtained your last university degree.

    EU funding

    Every year 11-15 scholarships are available for Non-EU students (24.000 EUR/year) and EU students (10.000 EUR/year).

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      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 4.44k / Year
      • International students: $ 8.87k / Year