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Food Science - MSc (Part-time)

London Metropolitan University
Program overview
2 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
1,470 GBP
Virtual open day
8/19/2020
Start dates
London
1,470 GBP
September 2020

London
1,470 GBP
January 2021

Program description

Food Science - MSc (Part-time)

Why study this course?

This degree focuses on food analysis and food microbiology as well as product development and quality control. You'll be taught by members of staff who are active within the Institute of Food Science and Technology, and are regularly involved in the food industry as expert consultants. You'll also learn from our food business development colleagues to gain experience in the industry through work placements.

This food science degree provides advanced study opportunities that build on your previous experience in an appropriate first degree course enabling the upgrade of existing qualifications, while also developing knowledge and skills.

The course team has particular expertise in food analysis, food microbiology and including food safety, spoilage and fermentations, product development and quality control, as well as an excellent understanding of food sustainability, food policy and nutrition.

This expertise is reflected in the range of modules offered in the MSc with analytical facilities available for study and research, and opportunities to be involved in food analysis, food product development and food manufacturing projects.

The Microbiology Research Unit team provides vital support and research topics for the dissertation element of the course and other staff members are involved in food manufacturing consultancy. London Metropolitan University has an excellent research profile, with food science staff publishing in highly rated journals and supervising PhD students appearing on radio and television as experts.

The structure of the course gives you the essential knowledge and skills for your future career. You can choose to emphasise laboratory-based subjects such as food microbiology and food analysis or areas such as quality assurance or food production and development including sensory analysis. The course develops your knowledge of food manufacturing and processing, analysis and testing packaging, storage, distribution, legal aspects, sustainability and food security.

You'll ultimately become an independent researcher or potential manager, with the ability to critically evaluate food science and apply it to new situations, following either an academic or an industrial related career path.

Admission requirements

You will be required to have:

  • A lower second honours degree (or equivalent) in food science or a related subject such as microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition or agricultural sciences

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Advanced Food Analysis
  • Food Microbiology and Safety?
  • Food Product Development and Processing
  • Food Safety and Quality Management
  • Food Science Research Dissertation
  • Scientific Research Methodology
  • Food Science Industrial Placement
  • Nutrition and Food Policy

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £995 per 20 credits
  • International students: £1,470 per 20 credits

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Continuing studies

Graduates are also well prepared for research and for postgraduate study (PhD).

Career opportunities

The food industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector and there is a massive demand for qualified professionals. The skills and knowledge developed in your MSc will enhance your career opportunities in food and related industries including manufacturing, product development, marketing, environmental health, consultancy, research or education.

Our recent MSc graduates have gone on to join the following positions and companies:

  • Food technologist – Haydens Bakery
  • Technical legislation coordinator – United Biscuits
  • Process development – Bakkavor
  • Technical team member – Food Partners Group
  • Quality control – Nestlé
  • Nutritionist and quality analyst – Krush Global
  • Business development manager – Kerry Group
  • Consumer technologist – Wealmoor Ltd
  • Microbiology technician – GlaxoSmithKline
  • Confectionary development – Sainsbury’s
  • Technical team manager – Nature’s Way Foods
  • Lecturers and researchers – London Metropolitan University, Coventry University, Kyushu University, University of Trinidad and Tobago, University of Melbourne

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...


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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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http://www.londonmet.ac.uk

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