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Masters degrees in Food & Beverage Science offer advanced study of the properties and behaviours of food and drink. This includes the application of physical, chemical and biological sciences to food systems.
Related subjects include Food & Beverage Technology and Food & Beverage Production. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Science subject such as Biochemistry.
Courses in this field equip you with the skills to understand and develop the science underpinning Food & Beverage safety and nutritional quality.
For example, you may examine the microbiological aspects of food and drink and related systems, such as the production probiotics and GMOs (genetically modified organisms) for improved metabolism.
Alternatively, you may examine the chemical properties of food, its production or its role in the body. This could include analysing pesticides for food safety, investigating allergic reactions to food and the production of antibodies, or even improving food through the additives such as preservatives, flavourings and colourants.
Careers may include roles in multinational food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, major retail chains and smaller companies supplying niche markets.
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Our Food Quality and Innovation MSc will teach you how to apply project management, industrial experimental design, sensory and quality design techniques to food product development - from concept to product launch. Read more
Through this course you’ll explore 21st century food manufacturing and develop your understanding of how the biochemical properties of food components influence how foods taste and feel, and how they impact nutrition and health. Read more
The Master’s degree explores how to produce healthier and safer food following a cross-cutting, farm/field-to-fork approach. Theoretical lessons are mixed with practical training, offering hands-on experience in advanced DNA RNA and protein analysis together with lab sessions in bioinformatics. Read more
You are interested in food sciences , and especially in studying why people choose to eat what they eat. You need to obtain professional skills in consumer’s behaviour and you want to know what factors are involved in their food choices. Read more
At the heart of every exhilarating wine are years of knowledge, experience and hard work. True understanding in soil, climate and local conditions and your readiness to spend time in cultivating it, are the key to creating your next bottle of wine. Read more
Food is necessary for human survival, is an important source of pleasure, and plays an enormous role in the global economy. Microbes play an essential role in food preservation and safety, food for health and food biotechnology. Read more
The production and manufacture of food and drink products is Ireland’s most important indigenous industry with an annual turnover approaching €24 billion. Read more
Applied Human Nutrition is a practical, research driven master course. It details the science behind the nutritional requirements of humans from pre-conception to old age. Read more
Study advanced clinical, metabolic and molecular nutrition at one of the most renowned international Institutes for health nutrition research at Aberdeen and internationally. Read more