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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Natural Health Science
Food Science via distance learning
Supplying the world population with safe, nutritious, appetizing, and economical food is the ultimate goal of Food Science. Achieving this goal requires the processing, packaging, distribution, and evaluation of food. It involves many disciplines and uses the principles of biology, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, physics, and engineering to solve practical problems related to the food industry. Food scientists were among the first to work with biotechnology. Food scientists work with food from the time it leaves the farm until the storage of the final product including all operations from processing, preparation, and distribution. Also, they determine the factors that affect safety, nutritive value, and acceptability of food.
Academic Supervisor : Leonie van Heerden
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The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...
* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
"No matter what technology supports the education process, learning occurs only as a result of the active processing by our biological brain." William Martin, BIUCEO.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Faculty of Natural Health Science via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree
Food Science via distance learning
45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 30 Academic credits - Food Science Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 30 Academic credits: Food Science Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.
601FOS - Food Production & Services
602FOS - Food Preservation
603FOS - Food Additives
604FOS - Food Policy & Safety
605FOS - Food Chemistry
606FOS - Food Processing
607FOS - Food Science
608FOS - Bioprocessing of Byproducts
609FOS - Food Production Quality
610FOS - Food Biotechnology
Bibliography: Food Science via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Scientific Nutrition.
Research work resources and network - Doctor - Food Science:
ALACCTA - Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos
ALCYTA - Asociación Española de Doctores y Licenciados en Ciencia y Tecnología de los Alimentos
ANIA - Association Nationale des Industries Alimentaires
EFFoST - European Federation of Food Science & Technology
FAO - Food And Agriculture Organization
FENAGRI - Fédération Nationale de l'Agroalimentaire
FESNAD - Federación Española de Sociedades de Nutrición, Alimentación y Dietética
FIPA - Federação das Indústrias Portuguesas Agro-Alimentares
IFAMA - International Food and Agribusiness Management Association
IFR - Institute of Food Research
IFST - Institute of Food Science and Technology
IFT - Institute of Food Technologists
IOAS - International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
IUF - International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tourism
IUFoST - International Union of Food Science and Technology
SBAN - Sociedade Brasileira de Alimentação e Nutrição
SBCTA - Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos
SEDCA - Sociedad Española de Dietética y Ciencias de la Alimentación
SNFS - Society of Nutrition and Food Science
SPCNA - Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências da Nutrição e Alimentação
UCSFEP - Union of Concerned Scientists Food and Environment Program
Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...
+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Doctor - Food Science
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Food Science
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Food Science. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Food Science to different Natural Health Science decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.
The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Food Science, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Natural Health Science
Food Science Online
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Food Science