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Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #701 (QS) Brno, Czech Republic
The aim of the Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs study at Brno University of Technology is to reach the balance between theoretical and experimental skills and the application of the general procedures in chemistry and food technology.
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The Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs program at Brno University of Technology is oriented both in food production with the emphasize to secure and develop advanced technologies, as well as in quality control and safety of food products. That is why the students will complete courses of disciplines necessary for the study. The program is oriented both to food production with the respect to the implementation and development of advanced technologies and to the control of quality and safety of food products. This corresponds with the necessary disciplines the students will complete during the course of their studies. The graduates find jobs in the university and non-university research ,in the research and development departments of private companies - both in the Czech Republic and the EU (e.g. European Food Safety Authority, DG SANCO), in the complex of agro-food plants etc. The graduate are also qualified to work in the institutions of state control and business organizations.

Key learning outcomes:

The PhD study and study related research are focused on the acquisition and development of theoretical knowledge and experimental skills in the areas of food chemistry and engineering processes of food production, applied analytical and physical chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biotechnology. The study is designed in line with the development of food science and food technologies and other basic and applied specializations . The main attention is be focused on manufacturing, processing, storage, quality control and food safety. Due to the rapid development of molecular biology techniques, adequate attention is be paid to the use of this discipline in the development of new food technologies. Scientific knowledge focuses on food quality and safety, production of functional foods and the development of modern molecular- biological diagnostic methods.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples:

Graduates of the doctoral program will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experimental skills and experience necessary for independent creative solutions of the problems in a wide and complex area of food chemistry. The program is oriented both on the chemical basis of food and biotechnological production with regard to security and development of advanced technologies, and quality and safety control of produced food. The graduates find employment in university and non-university research, R & D sector of public and private companies and institutions, in the Czech Republic and the EU (e.g. European Food Safety Authority, the Office for Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission) and national and multinational plants of agro-food complex.. The graduate profile also offers employment in state control institutions and business organizations. The graduate profile is designed to be comparable with similar studies at domestic and foreign universities and with the demands of the European Research Area.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Food Analysis
  • Bioprocess engineering for food industry
  • Colloid chemistry for food industry
  • Metrology and experimental data processing
  • Advanced Molecular Biotechnology
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced bioanalytical methods
  • Mikrobiology in Food Industry
  • Engineering for Food Industry

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Master degree in chemical engineering, food chemistry or other chemical specializations earned at university faculties, ICT Prague or agricultural universities.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Brno

  • 13555 - 21980 CZK/month
    Living Costs

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