Master

Health Food Innovation Management

 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maastricht University will be lenient with master’s applicants who will not be able to obtain their bachelor's degree before the end of August 2020. Check the requirements >

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Are you interested in developing new food and nutrition solutions to optimize health and prevent and treat disease? Would you like to know how a health food product goes from being just an idea to being launched in the market? And would you like to be involved in creating commercially viable foods that are both tasty and healthy? Then Health Food Innovation Management could be just the programme for you.

The programme focusses on the process of innovation in the food and beverage industry by integrating four key disciplines; in depth understanding of Nutrition and Health, Consumer Sciences, Business and Entrepeneurship and Food Law in the perspective of health food innovation will be taught. You will learn how you can use your background in health and nutrition to develop new, commercially viable, healthy food products. Once you complete your Master, you will have all the training you need to pursue a career in the food industry. Careers in consumers education, non-governmental organisations and in academic food, nutrition and health research will also be open to you. The study programme is taught at the Maastricht University satellite location Campus Venlo, with visits to international trade exhibitions and site visits to relevant companies integrated in the curriculum. Download our full infopack  
 

 

If you start to study at FHML-UM as of September 2020, please visit our special webpage with information that helps you with your study start during COVID-19.

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All the information you need to know about the master's programme Health Food Innovation Management.

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Ask a student

Meet Alberto: the student ambassador for the master's in Health Food Innovation Management.
On his Instagram account he shares his study programme experiences, moments of him life in Maastricht, and much more. Follow her to get a sneak peek of your possible future!

Also, if you have questions about the programme and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with Alberto through his Instagram page; he's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped him with his.

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  • HFIM offers me the unique possibility to combine my interests in business management with health and nutrition
    Roxana De Sousa Garcia (Venezuela), Health Food Innovation Management
  • I would like to improve the population’s health by delivering healthier and more sustainable food products
    Alberto Conde Freniche (Spain), Health Food Innovation Management
  • My dream is to join a start-up in food innovation and make it grow
    Ana Pereira (Portugal), Health Food Innovation Management
  • It’s not as if everyone in our programme only eats superfoods and oatmeal for breakfast
    Linde Rademakers, Health Food Innovation Management
  • I enjoyed the fact that the master programme in Venlo teaches students more than one discipline
    Michelle Weijzen (the Netherlands), Health Food Innovation Management
  • During my studies I learned to approach food related issues from a scientific point of view
    Karin Lenssen (The Netherlands), Health Food Innovation Management

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Student vlogs

Why this programme?

Why Health Food Innovation Management (HFIM)?

Studying Health Food Innovation Management

News

  • HFIM student team wins Dutch Ecotrophelia 2020

    Friday, June 26, 2020

    A team of students from the Maastricht University Campus Venlo joined the Dutch Ecotrophelia finales 2020 and won the first prize with an alternative snack made from sustainably cultivated shiitake mushrooms.

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  • UM students win the Food Innovation contest: Ecotrophelia NL award 2019

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    With their oatmeal based allergen-free alternative for dairy quark called ‘Oat it’. The student team from Health Food Innovation Mangement won the Dutch round of the food innovation competition: Ecotrophelia.

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  • Alie de Boer in the top 5 of 'Science Talent of the Year'

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Food scientist Alie de Boer from the UM campus in Venlo is among the final five talented researchers who have a chance of winning the New Scientist title ‘Science Talent of the Year’.

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Calendar

    • Photo by UMCampusVenlo

      Master Health Food Innovation student team Shiitake Biltong wins this years Dutch Ecotophelia finals. They won with their alternative snack made from sustainable cultivated shiitake mushrooms! This entails that they will participate in the European finals in October this year! https://t.co/HiEumVH4Mv

      1 week 4 days ago

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