Erasmus Mundus MA in Sustainable Management of Food Quality

Deadline: 15 January 2014
Open to: students who hold (or are expecting) a degree in food science, nutrition, economics, health, medicine, pharmacy, catering, business administration, biology, agricultural, lawyer or human sciences
Scholarships: travel and installation contribution of €8,000, monthly allowance of €1,000, coverage of participation fees €4,000 per semester (Category A); monthly allowance of €500, coverage of participation fees €2,000 per semester (Category B)

Description

EDAMUS (“May we eat” in Latin) Master in Sustainable Management of Food Quality – an Erasmus Mundus (Action 1) master aims at developing internationally trained experts in the management of food quality.

It addresses the increasing need to better understand and anticipate complex issues of food quality management within the European Union or at an international scale. Food quality and food health policies need to take into account various factors including socio-economic information, social, technological and biological issues. The composition of our consortium meets these requirements.

The programme is coordinated by the University of Montpellier 1 (France), in collaboration with an international partnership: Basilicata University (Italy), Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAI) of Zaragoza (Spain), MAI of Chania (Greece), MAI of Montpellier (France) and University Mentouri of Constantine (Algeria).

EDAMUS Master delivers a coherent and integrated programme which combines varied capabilities and skills from all different partners. Thanks to this rich input EDAMUS students shall be enabled to fully develop their capacity to adopt effective and appropriate decisions towards the complex management of food quality issues. It offers a two-year academic curriculum with integrated and advanced theoretical, methodological and empirical courses. It provides knowledge and expertise in food security as well as in food safety and International Food Law and development. The last semester is devoted to an internship in a research laboratory or in an industrial company to combine theory and applied methodology.

Eligibility

Students must hold (or be expecting) a Bachelor, Master, Engineer degree or equivalent specialized in food science, nutrition, economics, health, medicine, pharmacy, catering, business administration, biology, agricultural, lawyer or human sciences.

Student’s English and French language level has to to be good enough to attend lectures, sit exams and carry out presentations at academic standard.

Citizens of ‘third-countries’ (all countries except the Member States of the European Union or associated country – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) who have not lived or carried out a main activity (studies, work, etc.) in any EU Member State or associated country for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years, can apply for a Category A scholarship.

Citizens of European Union Member States, or from Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein are able to apply for Category B scholarships.

Scholarships

Category A scholarship: contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs of €8,000, monthly allowance of €1,000, coverage of participation fees €4,000 per semester.

Category B scholarship: monthly allowance of €500, coverage of participation fees €2,000 per semester. Besides, there is a contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs of €3,000 only if the studies include a mobility track in a non-European institution.

Application

Online Applications for EDAMUS Class 2014 – 2016 will be available HERE till 15 January 2014. If you wish to apply make sure to gather the required compulsory documents translated into English or French to fill in the online form:

  • university degrees obtained or certificates of conclusion (obligatory)
  • transcript of records (previous degrees obtained – obligatory)
  • copy of your passport (obligatory)
  • language certificates (not obligatory)
  • recommendation letters (not obligatory)

For further information, please visit the official website HERE.