With the current need for 140,000 new recruits to UK food and drink manufacturing by 2024, there has never been a better time to develop the skills you need to discover, innovate and shape the future of food with our masters in Food Science and Innovation.
The course is underpinned by first-class research, taught by highly qualified specialists and aims to create the next generation of leaders within the food science field. Thanks to virtual lab simulator Labster and video content created especially for the programme, you will get to grips with important scientific processes, with only a laptop and an internet connection.
We’ve built the course curriculum around functional, contemporary food science skills so you can apply what you learn right away. Blending the latest food safety and sustainability models with key industry skills, you’ll study advanced food science principles based on the industry’s needs. And with modules such as Future Food Sustainability, you will be given a platform to understand the pressures that are facing the industry today and develop the skill set to help solve the challenges of tomorrow.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll study at your own pace to achieve a masters in as little as two years, growing your professional network through virtual seminars and group tasks with students across the world as you go.
There are six intakes annually for this course, with programmes starting in January, March, May, July, September and November.
Typical modules may include*:
- Critical Reading, Writing and Literature Research (15 credits)
- Food Processing (15 credits)
- Food Composition and Analysis (15 credits)
- Food Microbiology (15 credits)
- Food Safety and Quality Management (15 credits)
- Fundamental Nutrition (15 credits)
- Future Food Sustainability (15 credits)
- Innovation in New Product Development (15 credits)
- Molecular Nutrition and Biochemistry (15 credits)
- Methodological Approaches to Research (15 credits)
Professional Project (30 credits)
This unit requires students to conduct an in-depth research project on a chosen area of study. This is a chance for you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have developed during the course, as well as engage with real-world study relating to your field of interest.
For full details of the content within each module please download our MSc Food Science and Innovation module factsheet.