Master in Food Technology and Safety


Master in Food Technology and Safety

Started in the academic year 2006/2007. 


Master course in Technology and Food Safety aim to prepare professionals to act in the fields of:

  • Quality of the food value of raw and processed products;
  • Production processes on food industries;
  • Control of food quality and safety in agro-food industries;
  • Development of new products and/or improvement of current ones;
  • Management systems for food quality and safety/ standardization;
  • Certification of products and systems for production and processing of products and raw food;
  • Sustainability of agro and food industries/food chain development;
  • Research, development and consulting services in food technology, quality and safety. 


Career opportunities

Masters in Technology and Food Safety will be able to work at the level of production, quality control and food safety in agricultural and food industries as well as to develop new products and/or improve existing ones. They can also perform research and development tasks as well as providing consulting services in technology and/or Food Safety.

2020/21 Fees

Tuition information

Portuguese students (already enrolled in 2019/20): 1063,47 €/year

Portuguese students (for those entering 2020/21): 1500 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year


Compressed - one and a half per week (Thursday half-day, Friday full day and Saturday morning) and/or after work hours depending on the number of students enrolled.


1st phase: 1st may to 24th july
2nd phase: 26th august to 25th september 2020
3rd phase: 4th to 22nd january 2021

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.


Entrance requirements for the 2020/2021 academic year

Vacancies for 2020/2021:


Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a Bachelor's degree (1 cycle of the Bologna Process) in any area of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Exact Sciences, or equivalent, with a minimum of 180 ECTS;
  2. Holder of a Bachelor's degree (pre-Bologna) or equivalent, in any field of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Exact Sciences or related areas;
  3. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas conferred following the 1st cycle of studies according to the Bologna Process;
  4. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor´s degree, in the same areas, by the Scientific Council of the Master in Technology and Food Safety;
  5. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish referred cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Master in Technology and Food Safety.


  1. Classification of previous degrees;
  2. Academic and scientific curriculum;
  3. Professional curriculum;
  4. Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Ana Luísa Fernando

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3115/2011 on 18/03/2011


Accreditation on 22/07/2015, for 6 years

About the Department of Science and Technology of Biomass

The Department of Science and Technology of Biomass (DCTB) is the youngest department of NOVA School of Science and Technology,  created in February-2011 by the FCT Direction Decision number 06/2011.

DCTB resulted from the evolution of the former GDEH in the researching and teaching areas of Sciences and Technology of Biomass for two specific aims:

  1. Bioenergy (production of energy from biomass)
  2. Food Technology and Safety
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