Level of study: Master programme
University: SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO (Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW))
Name of Faculty: Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Fields of study: Food Science and Technology; Home Economics, Nutrition; Others Business Studies, Management Science.
Description of the curriculum: EURECA is a two-year, world-class integrated programme focused on consumers in their economic, social and ecological environment.
The European Master’s Programme in Consumer Affairs (EURECA) is offered by the Aarhus University (Denmark), the Technische Universität München (Germany), the Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and the Warsaw University of Life Sciences — WULS (Poland).
The Warsaw University of Life Sciences offers one specialisation: Food Policy and Management.
The course focuses on three aspects: food, consumers and nutrition. The first one centres around the food chain development and food safety management. It also covers topics related to the new product development processes and sensory evaluation of food. The main issues discussed in the second part of this specialisation are the food consumption patterns as well as consumer behaviour and protection. Finally, the third area of interest covers different aspects of nutrition-to-health links and touches up on the subject of European food policy and health programmes, including public/private partnership initiatives.
As a junior partner of EURECA Programme WULS doesn’t offer a MSc. in Consumer Affairs and a double degree. WULS offers ONLY one semester within the EURECA exchange programme (winter semester).
Duration: 24 months
Title of degree awarded: Master of Science
· At least a bachelor’s degree either in socio-economics or in sciences/ engineering with a Consumer Affairs orientation and at least 30 ECTS in socio-economic courses (e.g. business administration, economics, sociology). For missing credits highly motivated students can get the chance to catch up in the first academic year.
· To apply for exchange semester at WULS you have to be enrolled in the Master’s Programme in Consumer Affairs at Aarhus University (Denmark), the Technische Universität München (Germany), the Wageningen University.
· Good English proficiency (TOEFL: 570 points paper based Test or equivalent).
Special services: It is also possible to get a generous grant supported by the European Commission amounting to 500 €/month for the time spent at a partner university! WULS can award 20 student grants per year.
Additionally EURECA students have the opportunity to receive two Master of Science degrees (double degree) from leading European universities within four semesters.