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Masters degrees in Food Sciences study the principles of human food production. These programmes will allow you to explore different forms of commercial food manufacture, the technologies these processes rely upon and the science behind them.
Many degrees have clear practical applications, delivering the expertise required by a range of commercial businesses and industries. Others are more theoretical, analysing the technologies used to produce, preserve or transport food and drink.
Courses can be taught or research-based, awarding MSc, MRes or MPhil degrees as appropriate. Entry requirements will vary, but you'll normally be expected to have an undergraduate Science degree.
Postgraduate training in Food Sciences has lots of obvious (and not so obvious) professional applications. Food production is a big business, with large companies developing new processing methods, or techniques for creating more natural products.
Careers are also available in related fields such as agriculture (no pun intended) as businesses and governments seek to find ways of feeding growing and changing populations. Or, with the right Food Science Masters, you could even find work in glamorous and exciting professions such as winemaking or craft beer production (an excellent way to leverage some of the extra-curricular experience you may have developed as a student).
A specialist Food Science degree (such as a Masters in Food Hygiene) has its own professional outcomes. You could work with a public health service or cross over into applied fields such as catering or food and beverage quality control.
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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
You are interested in innovation and research in food sciences. You need to obtain professional skills in microbiology and physico-chemistry applied to food and wine processes. Read more
Delivering global food security is one of the critical challenges of the 21st century. Each nation needs to balance local and national production with imports and consider the environmental and economic impact of their policies. Read more
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
This programme has been designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding of key steps in the development and launch of new ingredients and products to contribute to healthy living and lifestyles. 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
The MSc Food Safety and Quality Management e-learning programme is aimed at professionals working in and supporting the supply of safe and wholesome food to consumers who want to deepen their technical knowledge of the industries they are engaged. Read more
The Food Science and Safety Master's study programme is designed for preparation of wide profile food science specialists both for food industry and the companies performing research of food products and development of new products enriched by advanced natural antioxidants, antimicrobial substances, rheological characteristics and texture of various components. Read more