Food Science

Food Science

Cours summary

Food scientists contribute to the success of new and innovative food products. The BFH-HAFL bachelor’s degree programme combines classical food technology with business management and consumer science, and is unique in Switzerland. It enables you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the food industry.

Studying practically
In addition to the theoretical foundation necessary for their future professional activity, students acquire knowledge and skills through directly relevant practice.

Majors and additional qualifications
Students specialise in one of three majors:

  • Technology
  • Food Business
  • Consumer Science & Marketing

They can acquire additional career-related skills in one of these minors: Management & Leadership or Teaching & Advising.


Title / Qualification Bachelor of Science in Food Science
Food Business
Consumer Science & Marketing
Program study options Full or part-time/in conjunction with a job
Language(s) of instruction German/French, partly English
Campus(es) Zollikofen
Professional qualification yes
Course begins Week 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Bachelor program
Subsequent master program Master of Science in Life Sciences – Food, Nutrition and Health
Special featuresThe only course of this type available at a Swiss university of applied sciences (specialisations in Food Business / Consumer Science & Marketing).


Graduates from this programme have a wide range of interesting career opportunities:

  • developing new products, technologies or processes
  • managing retail and logistics operations
  • controlling production and sales hygiene standards
  • assessing and optimising manufacturing processes
  • developing marketing concepts which ensure that products are well received by consumers

Detailed information

BSc Food Science & Management

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Head of degree programme

Stefan Bürki

T +41 31 910 21 37


Related programmes

BSc Nutrition and Dietetics