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Food Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Budapest, Hungary
The doctoral school has four main topics: biochemistry and food chemistry of nutrition chain; food safety, quality assessment and quality maintenance of foods; food technologies and biotechnology,food processing and measurements.
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Food chemistry and food biochemistry in nutrition chain

  • Byological roll and analytical chemistry of Bio-inorganic components
  • Quality controll in analytical chemistry
  • Protein-metal interaction, research on metallo-proteins
  • Saparational techniques, optical and mass spectrometry detections
  • Investigation of biological active food components in the food chain.
Food safety, quality assessment and quality maintenance of foods
  • Food Safety
  • Phisycal characterisation of food (optical, thermometric, dielectric, etc.)
  • Quick quality controll and quality assessment of food in the technological process
  • Food -microbiology
  • Effects of food conservation, mechanisms and new methods of conservation
  • Sinergetic effects of food preservation methods and prediction of it
  • Investigation of kinetics and mechanism of the change of the quality, mathematical modelling
  • The effect of conservation, packaging, storage on the biological- senzorical value of food
Food biotechnology
  • Development of strain of microorganism
  • Protein engineering
  • Genetic engineering
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Research and development of biomarkers and finger printing of biomolecules
  • Bio analytics, biosensors and fuel cells
  • Development, design and control of fermentation systems
  • Development of biocatalysts, bioreactor engineering
  • Fermented and functional foods
  • Development of value-added biotechnology for processing of food wastes/co-products/by-products
  • Development of biotechnology based utilisation of biomass, alternative energy sources
  • Biological treatment of wastewater, environmental protection
  • Development of technologies for alcoholic fermentation and drinks
  • Development of novel, innovative technology (waste-free) for production of foods
The Food Science programme is offered by the Szent István University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The main R&D topics at the Faculty

  • Research on the physical, chemical, microbiological, physiological, technological and environmental factors that influence the quality of food products and raw materials;
  • Development of methodology and complex systems of food quality control and assurance;
  • Research on healthy nutrition and production of healthy and functional food;
  • Risk analysis of genetically modified foodstuff and raw materials;
  • Development of minimal processing / non-thermal food preservation techniques;
  • Application of computer-aided image analysis for determination of physical and quality characters of foodstuff and raw materials;
  • Development of membrane separation techniques for food technological and environmental applications.
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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • MSc degree in a relevant subject area; min. B2 level of English
  • During the selection process, human and professional habit, scientific background and accomplishment, degree qualification are taken into consideration. There will be a Skype interview with the selected ones.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Application fee: 100 EUR

Living costs for Budapest

  • 172338 - 268260 HUF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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