BSc in Food Science and Technology

Program Code





4 years

Offered as

BSc in Food Science and Technology

Program Description

Food Science and Technology is a multidisciplinary field that combines principles from biology, chemistry, engineering, and microbiology to understand, analyse, and improve various aspects of food production, processing, and safety. This field plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality, safety, and nutritional value of the food we consume while also contributing to the development of innovative food products. As global food systems continue to evolve, Food Science and Technology remains at the forefront of addressing challenges related to food security, safety, and sustainability. This field is essential for developing innovative solutions to meet the diverse and changing demands of consumers while maintaining the highest standards of food quality and safety.

Focus Area
  • Food Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Processing and Engineering
  • Sensory Science
  • Food safety and Quality Assurance

Structure of the program

coming soon


Government Sponsored
650,000 MWK per year
Self Sponsored
1,250,000 MWK per year

SADC Citizen

Total Fees
450,000 USD per year

Non-SADC Citizen

Total Fees
500,000 USD per year


Criteria for Admission

Entry in Year 1:
MSCE, “O” Level, IGCSE, GCE at least six credits including; Biology, Physics, Chemistry (or Physical Science), Mathematics and English. In addition the candidate should have a grade of no more than 4 in each of the following subjects: Physical Science (or Physics and Chemistry), Biology and Mathematics for MSCE or B for IGSCE in all the above subjects.

Entry in Year 2:
i. A-Level with at least a C grade in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. or
ii. Diploma in relevant field from recognized institution.
Any other related qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning may be assessed by the Admissions Office.