The aim of the academic Bachelor study program is to prepare a competitive and knowledgeable specialist in food production, quality, and innovation, who is able to organize quality management and development of innovations in food companies, to carry out creative research and to form the basis for further studies in higher education.
During the interdisciplinary study program, students acquire knowledge of food technology, quality and new product development from idea to market. The main focus on the food technology component of the program is on science – chemistry, physic, math, food product and process technology, quality, and innovation. The program’s business component focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and marketing management.
Each study year Students strengthen the knowledge acquired during studies and gain practical skills in training courses 4.5 ECTS in the food production company.
We offer support in this area with scholarship programs Erasmus+ for students exchange mobility activities.
The study program is completed with the elaboration and defense of the Bachelor thesis.
Applicants with completed secondary education are approved for admission to the program. Applicants must have at least a "Satisfactory" grade in Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics, must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - CEFR level B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 68)
Career prospects and further studies
Graduates work in food companies – Quality department, New product developed department (R&D) and laboratories; Scientific research institutions, Public administration and control services.
Why the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies?
Quality Assurance – According to QS EECA ranking, LLU is one of the best Universities in Europe and Central Asia and the best Life-science University in Baltic states. Besides LLU holds an “Investment in Excellence” standard!
Worldwide Recognised Degrees – diploma supplement acknowledged by the European Commission. Graduates can continue studies or work all over the world.
Advanced Facilities – modern laboratory equipment, comfortable dormitories, studies in an outstanding architectural monument – the Jelgava Palace.
Advantageous Geographical Location – major European cities can be conveniently reached by bus, airplane or ferry.
Reasonable Costs – be smart and spend less by studying at LLU!
Safe and Green Environment – a great way to experience the Latvian culture. Despite the variety of many different national and international events, Jelgava is a very safe city for everyone.
Studies with Added Value – Practice and research-based teaching with close linking to the labor market and business. Students acquire multidisciplinary knowledge and gain international exposure with the help of different mobility programs.
Student Life – well-balanced studies and cultural life, a wide variety of sports activities for free. Gain international experience by using international exchange opportunities!