Bachelor of Science in Food Science

Do you want to contribute to the success of new and innovative food products? Are you interested in which food products go down well with consumers? Then the bachelor’s degree in Food Science is perfect for you.

Sharpening your senses and your business acumen

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 overview of the food industry. In addition to the theoretical foundation for your future professional activity, you will acquire knowledge and skills through directly relevant practice.


Creating career prospects

Once you have graduated from this programme, a wide range of interesting career opportunities awaits you:

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

The Bachelor of Science in Food Science also prepares you for a master’s degree.


Majors and additional qualifications

During your studies, you will specialise in one of three majors.

You can acquire additional career-related skills in a minor.


Customising your studies

The programme is completely modular. This gives you a wide range of options for your studies: generalist or more specialised, depending on your personal preference and career plans. Module content is oriented to the skills required by the industry; modules are regularly reviewed and adapted to the latest advances in science and industry.


Detailed information in French

Detailed information in German


Prof. Stefan Bürki

Head of Programme


Phone +41 (0)31 910 21 37

More information

Linguistic entry requirements for candidates who are not native speakers of German or French.

German as language of study

French as language of study


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