Food Science

Take responsibility for the production of sustainable, healthy and innovative food: Our bachelor's degree programme in Food Science is the springboard for your career in the food industry!

In this degree programme, you will

  • combine sound skills in food technology with business and consumer science know-how along the entire food value chain,
  • specialise in one of three areas: food business, food technology or consumer science and marketing,
  • learn to think creatively and act entrepreneurially,
  • gain skills in currently important topics such as sustainable development, food safety, innovation and digitisation,
  • have the unique opportunity to benefit from BFH-HAFL’s knowledge of the whole agro-food value chain,
  • prepare yourself - thanks to a strong practical orientation - optimally for your work in the food industry. A real stepping stone into the professional world!


  • Title/Degree Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Specialisations Consumer Science and Marketing, Food Business, Food Technology
  • Mode of study Full-time (6 semesters), part-time (7–10 semesters)
  • Start date Calendar week 38
  • Application deadline Academic year 21/22: 30th April 2021
  • ECTS credits 180 ECTS-Credits
  • Study language German and French
  • Location Zollikofen
  • Department School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
  Until further notice, applications for the programme starting in autumn 2021 are still being accepted but without a guarantee of a place.

This degree programme is offered in German / French. For detailed information, go to the German / French page.