(In association with ISA)
The Gastronomic Sciences course aims to respond to the needs resulting from a profound change in the relationship between consumers and food and in the process of small-scale food production that has occurred over the last decade. The evolution of gastronomy in its most varied forms, as well as that of catering, requires an evolution in work processes and at the level of knowledge.
The general objective is to provide in-depth and specialized scientific and technical training in the field of food science. It should also give students an overview of gastronomy that involves cultural and technical aspects of other areas, to allow a more comprehensive approach to the various subjects and/or create a bridge between the world of knowledge and the real world of the various economic and cultural activities in the field of gastronomy.
The curricular structure was designed with a view to making it compatible with the training of students coming from different 1st cycle courses (bachelor’s degree) from various higher education institutions. It is considered that the addressees of this course will be:
1. Graduates in the areas of Chemistry, Biology, Agronomy, Food Engineering, Health, Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism. Recent graduates who wish to complement their basic training, as well as graduates or highly qualified professionals who feel the need to deepen and update their technical and scientific knowledge in the areas of Gastronomic Sciences.
2. Graduates in other areas who show a justified interest in the course subjects.
Students are expected to acquire skills that will enable them to respond to the growing demands for quality, creativity and innovation in small-scale food production, but will also enable them to work in the food and tourism industry. Students will have an interdisciplinary education, integrated in a study plan that contemplates various professional outlets.
National students: 1750 Euros/year
International students: 6000 Euros/year
(Students from CPLP countries may apply for a reduction of up to 50% of the tuition fee, upon evaluation of the following conditions:
a) 1st enrolment: students must evidence through their academic certificates that their school performance is in the first quartile of the evaluation scale used in the system of their country or school of origin;
b) Subsequent enrolments (regardless of the year of entry): exclusively by academic merit, that is, approval in all the CUs in which the student enrolled in the previous year, making up 60 ECTS in each year).
1st phase: February 15th to March 15th
2nd Phase: 1st June to 12th July
3rd phase: 25th july to 28th august
FEE FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE MASTER'S PROGRAMME
Accepted candidates will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a fee amounting to €100, non-refundable, to be deducted, after registration, from the total amount of the tuition fee.
Non-payment within this deadline will automatically exclude the candidate. No exceptions or late payments are considered. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded and the candidate will remain excluded.
Vacancies for 2022/2023:
Place and form of application
Application can be made at FCT - UNL or at ISA-UTL. All applications will be considered together.
Documentation of the application process:
Professor Ana Lourenço
Registration number R/A-Cr 96/2010 on 28/07/2010
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 06/10/2016
Period of validity of the accreditation:
4 years from
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