UK/EU students: £4,050; International Students: £12,000
The programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in a range of sectors. The programme combines theoretical studies and practical elements, which can be applied in the modern food processing and management.
The overall aim of this programme is to provide a high quality and professionally relevant curriculum, which will develop graduates with scientific and technical knowledge in the field of food science and technology.
There are two main pathways for this MSc, one focuses on Food Safety & Technology, the other on Food Production Management
The structure of the assessment programme will allow students to focus on issues relevant to their interest.
The Cardiff School of Health Sciences, which teaches this course, also houses The Food Industry Centre. This is both a research and practice based centre supporting the activities of the food industry throughout the UK, especially in Wales.
Modules offered as a guide: - Technology & Quality Policy (taught only for Food Production Management pathway) - Biochemistry & Food Analysis (taught only for the Food Safety & Technology pathway) - The modules below are taught in both pathways - Food Technology & Biotechnology - Applied Research Methods & Design - Independent Study - Sustainable Food Issues - Food Safety Management - Food Quality Management & Quality Assurance - Food Product Conformity & Labelling - Dissertation: A written dissertation is based on a project chosen by the candidates to reflect their interest in a specific field. This is coordinated through the programme director and an academic member of staff is assigned to supervise the student for a successful conclusion of the project.
Learning & Teaching
Lectures are seen as opportunities for imparting key information and pointing students in a particular direction for further study. They are also intended to be interactive and debate is encouraged. Lectures are complemented by seminar sessions as a means of helping students to develop analytical and critical appraisal skills. Students will be given an opportunity to discuss their choice of pathway with the Programme Director. This consultation and advice is given during the induction period and the first two weeks of the start of the autumn term.
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.
A range of assessment methods are used. These include closed (or open) book examination, written assignments/ essays, practical report plus a dissertation on a chosen research topic for the MSc.
Employability & Careers
The programme provides the potential for graduates to progress within the food industry, undertake research in food science and technology or nutrition, or to work in other areas of Food safety and quality management.