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Professional study programme - Food Hygiene

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The food industry is in constant development: new products and production processes go hand in hand with the ever-increasing risks and dangers of the modern world. By specializing in Food Safety, you can play a role in contributing to improving public health.

European Veterinary Education Committee has made a decision to grant LLU for implementing higher education in veterinary medicine, as well as being in compliance with the European Veterinary Education Evaluation System and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Jelgava and one of the leading countries. Higher education in veterinary medicine in Latvia has gained international recognition until 2026.

Degree: Professional Master in Food Hygiene (Mg.cib.hyg.)
Credits: 75 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time – 1,1 year (1 year 2 month)
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 3000 EUR
Admission: once a year (September)
Contact person:  Dace Keidāne,

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Academic profile

The study programme is aimed to educate highly qualified and creative specialists – Professional Masters with specialization in food hygiene with competence to work in the establishments of food chain as well as in the state services. The Master study programme provides proficiency on safety and harmlessness of food chain, quality criteria of foodstuffs, knowledge on elaboration and maintenance of safety systems of the food establishments, as well as ability for scientific research on food safety. The programme is completed with the elaboration and defense of the Master thesis.


Admission Requirements 

Bachelor’s degree or the second level professional higher education in the following groups of study programmes: veterinary medicine, medicine, food technology, agriculture, biology or chemistry. English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76.


Career prospects and further studies

The graduates work in all kind of establishments of food chain. Master`s degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral programme in the universities in Latvia or abroad.


Why study Food Hygiene at the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies?

  1. You will develop multidisciplinary understanding about management and maintenance of the food safety systems.
  2. You will be offered to participate in research projects and volunteering activities.
  3. You will acquire knowledge and skills on technology of food production, criteria of food safety, quality and hygiene, food infections as well as on legal aspects of international food trade, which allow you to develop your future career in many professional domains.
  4. We offer you an interactive study process with dynamic and experienced academic staff and opportunities of e-learning.
  5. We ensure the student-centred approach to the study process and focus specifically on your needs and interests in each study course.


Submitted on: 25/10/2016