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Gain an Online MSc Food Science and Innovation

Take on the food challenges of tomorrow with Manchester Metropolitan University

Combine expertise with new technology, gain the skills you need to tackle some of the food industry’s most pressing challenges and harness emerging opportunities

Throughout this course, you’ll explore 21st-century food manufacturing techniques and develop your understanding of how the biochemical properties of food components influence how foods taste and feel, and their impact on nutrition and health.

You’ll explore sensory evaluation, food law and how global trends in trade, regulation and policy influence the sustainability and wider impact of the food chain. You’ll also consider topics such as modern production and analytical technologies, functional foods and labelling legislation, and how to ensure that foods are nutritious and safe to eat.

Technical skills are vital to the food industry and they’re an important part of this course. In our dedicated food technology and biochemistry laboratories, you’ll have practical sessions in areas of food production, evaluating the sensory properties of foods, microbiology, and the chemical and physical analysis of foods.

You’ll also complete a food development project where you’ll create your own innovative foods, working on everything from marketing and sensory analysis to legal requirements – and you’ll create your product too.

Past projects include beer made from waste patisserie products, functional yoghurts for elderly consumers, and sustainable vegan ice cream made with tiger nuts.

Full, part-time and distance learning options are available for this course. For more information about studying online, please click here.

Visit the MSc Food Science and Innovation page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details.


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