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Food Chain and Health, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #74 (ARWU) Helsinki, Finland
The Food Chain and Health programme at the University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary doctoral programme in food sciences covering food science research throughout the whole food chain.
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Overview

The Food Chain and Health programme at the University of Helsinki allows the examination of food from several complementary perspectives, as well as cooperation with the whole food sector. 

The multidisciplinary doctoral programme enables the examination of food from several complementary perspectives, as well as cooperation with the whole food sector. 

The food research areas are e.g. food chemistry, food control, food economy, food hygiene, food microbiology, food technology, food toxicology, meat inspection, microbiology of primary production and nutrition.

Programme highlights

The doctoral programme has attracted doctoral candidates and researchers from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. 

Multidisciplinary research activities and training are purposed to provide the candidates with a wide perspective to their research area and enable them to utilize their training not only in academia but also in industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    40 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • food chemistry
  • food control
  • food economy
  • food hygiene
  • food microbiology
  • food technology
  • food toxicology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • degree diploma
  • transcript of studies
  • language proficiency test result
  • approval by supervisors and members of the thesis committee
  • certified official copies of your degree diploma, transcript of studies and official translations of these documents (if needed)
  • language proficiency test result (original)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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