Gain detailed knowledge of the science and technology of food
Develop the ability to provide industry and governments with an understanding of the science underpinning food safety and quality
Join a Department with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research
Benefit from a well-equipped building and training opportunities for further research on graduation
What will you study?
Chemistry of food components
Food safety and microbiology
Sensory evaluation of food
Postgraduate research skills for food
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
What career can you have?
The safety, quality and nutritional properties of the food reaching consumers depends upon an understanding of science and technology.
You will gain the knowledge required to embark on a career within a range of organisations, including multinational food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, major retail chains and smaller companies supplying niche markets. Alternatively, you could go on to study for a PhD.
Recent examples of jobs obtained by our graduates have included: Process Technologist with Pepsico International, Quality Executive with Agro Tech Foods, New Product Developer with Bakkavor, Food Technologist with Tesco and Research and Development Technologist with Kerry Ingredients and Flavours.
Food Science MSc
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