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If you are passionate about food and you want to contribute on mitigating major worldwide problems as Food security and Food safety, our MSc course is your gateway for succeeding in this area.Developed with and for the industry, our graduates are highly valued by different Agrifood businesses and thus we have a very high employment rate of 94.5%* for our School. Hence joining us might be the “golden ticket” you need to boost your careers in the fast and ever changing Agrifood area.Through the integration of scientific, technological and managerial aspects (teaching shared with our internationally recognised School of Management and industry experts) you will learn how to use and manage food resources more efficiently (agriculture, logistics, food analysis, consumers, food management, certification, food innovation), in order to achieve sustainable, secure and safe food supply chains across the globe.We have a great commitment with student excellence, from both UK and from around the world, and every year we will offer bursaries to several outstanding candidates.

*(based on those for whom we hold data. Source: DLHE 2017 Collections).

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for new graduates from a science or technology background who are interested in a career within the food industry. The course is also ideal for professionals already working in the industry who would like to train to further their careers. Available on a full and part-time basis the course offers flexibility and support for those who wish to train whilst remaining in employment.

Food Systems and Management MSc is part of the Agriculture and Food Programme. It provides a critical appreciation of the issues concerned with the production and supply of safe food in the modern world. Through the integration of scientific, technological and managerial factors students will learn how to use food resources more efficiently to achieve higher quality and safer food production as well as successfully understand and manage food supply chains.

The holistic approach of the MSc will provide you with a detailed understanding of the whole of the food chain system including:

  • Diagnostics
  • Food microbiology
  • HACCP
  • Logistics
  • Postharvest technology
  • Predictive modelling
  • Risk assessment of food
  • Supply chain management.

Why this course?

Rosa Torrelles-Rafales on studying Food Chain Systems MSc.

Increasing consumer awareness and demand regarding food quality, nutrition and safety issues, coupled with intensifying competition within the rapidly changing food industry, has created a demand for individuals who are able to drive success in the management of key food chains in a modern global economic market.

Our Food Systems and Management MSc has been developed as a result of extensive industry-led research. It represents a unique offering within the UK and Europe in that it examines the whole of the food chain from pre-harvest to market through the integration of science, technology and management.

The holistic approach of the MSc responds to the increasingly integrated food supply chain ('farm to fork') and will equip you with the relevant knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to pursue a wide variety of career opportunities in today's food industry.

Hear from Ida Berg about her experience of studying Agrifood at Cranfield.

Informed by Industry

Our MSc in Food Systems and Management benefits from input from an industry advisory panel with representatives from commercial organisations and non-commercial organisations, who help to ensure the course maintains its real-world relevance to the marketplace and industry focus. This involvement by industry makes successful students highly sought after in the employment market.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by Institution of Agricultural Engineers and Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Your career

Specific relevant job roles may include: management, food innovation, production, logistics, research or academia, retail sector, food storage.


Visit the Food Systems and Management (MSc) page on the Cranfield University website for more details!

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