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Food Service Management

InformationThe course/CS does not admit students in 2020/2021.
InformationO curso/CE encontra-se acreditado pela Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (A3ES).

The Master in Food Service Management is a post graduation aimed at professionals in the scientific areas of Nutrition, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Biological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

The cycle of studies lasts for four semesters and consists of a set of subjects (specialization course), corresponding to 60 ECTS credits that awards a diploma on Food Service Management (not graded) and by a scientific dissertation or an original research work, especially made for this purpose, corresponding to 60 of a total of 120 ECTS credits and whose defense in a public examination will award the degree Master in Food Service Management.

The cycle of studies is accredited by the Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education Agency (A3ES Logo). More information can be found in the reports made available by A3ES.


The Master in Food Service Management are qualified to perform an important role in food security. Food services companies should have technical experts able to identify the key stages in the optimization of food production processes, quality control and the creation of new nutritionally desirable and safe alternatives with good cost/benefit.

Fields of Specialization

Life Sciences  (CNAEF429)


Academic and curricular access requirements: Holders of a degree or equivalent in the following scientific areas: Nutritional Sciences, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Biological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Foreign degree holders, award following a 1st cycle of studies in those areas, according to the principles of the Bologna Process and conferred by a member state in this process. Foreign degree holders in those areas, that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a 1st cycle degree by the Scientific Committee of the course.

Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum, that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies.


The Cycle of Studies regulation can be consulted in  here.


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Fax| +351 22 507 4329
E-mail| adarocha@fcna.up.pt
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Address| Rua do Campo Alegre, 823. 4150 180 Porto

General information

Official Code: 6265
Director: Ada Rocha
Acronym: MAC
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 4 Semesters

Study Plan


  • Food Service Management (120 ECTS credits)
  • Specialization Degree on Food Service Management (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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