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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Food Sciences

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    Full-time programme – 12 months / 24 months (with work placement/internship*) Part-time programme – 24 months

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    05 October 2018

Course content

The food industry in the United Kingdom has developed a world-renown reputation for the production of exceptional quality, safe, wholesome products. To maintain this position in the global market, it is vital that the workforce is equally competent and highly skilled.

The Masters of Food Science and Technology at Cardiff Met has been designed to provide you with professional training combining comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge within the fields of food science and food technology.

It is ideal for students and professionals seeking to expand their career prospects into a wide range of food manufacturing, commercial, government or research roles in the broad field of food science and food technology.

Students will be presented with tasks to develop and strengthen their knowledge, leadership, research and problem-solving skills in order to meet the global challenges associated within all aspects of the food industry, from farm to fork.

The university is home to the Zero2Five Food Industry Centre, a leading centre of excellence that provides food businesses with technical, operational and commercial support to enable them to compete more effectively. The Centre has an international reputation for food safety research and provides expertise, training and advice to the food industry, and students undertaking this degree will benefit from the close association and expertise from the Centre and staff. 

Course information on this page relates to September 2018 entry.

Learning & Teaching​

Lectures provide the opportunity to impart key information and point students in a particular direction for further study. They are also intended to be interactive and debate is encouraged. Lectures are complemented by seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions as a means of helping students to develop analytical and critical appraisal skills.

There is a strong emphasis on applying the theoretical frameworks to problem-solving which reflects the applied nature of the programme, especially through practical sessions. 

It is University policy to take reasonable steps to make reasonable adjustments so as to enable student's participation whilst studying at Cardiff Met. Adjustments can be provided to minimise the impact of a disability; however, students will need to be able to participate in an independent manner in order to fulfil the learning objectives of the course. 

Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used to test all aspects of a student's abilities, including:

  • Closed (or open) book examinations
  • Written assignments
  • Practical/ laboratory reports
  • Oral Presentations (individual/ group)
  • Case studies
  • Posters
  • Portfolios
  • Research project (dissertation)

Employability & Careers​

The programme provides the potential for graduates to progress within the food industry, retail, government or education. Our past students have found employment in some of the major UK retailers, local regional and international food manufacturers, food laboratories, various sectors of the Government and consultancy advisory roles. 


Visit the Food Science & Technology - MSc/PgD/PgC page on the Cardiff Metropolitan University website for more details!

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