The programme introduces you to how the food industry works and offers the appropriate skills required for employment in the food and related industries.
The primary objective of the MSc is to provide a scientifically underpinned food programme that educates science graduates in the classical aspects of food science. As part of the programme, you will undertake a laboratory-based research project. The key element is to undertake independent evaluation of a food specific issue. While a range of topics are available you are actively encouraged to propose your own projects.
The Department is highly rated for its research interests which include food microbiology, food chemistry and composition, food texture and properties, food processing, food product development, fermentation and novel foods.
Career opportunities in this area are excellent and include: a wide range of food related companies; food manufacturing; food processing; new product development and research; food safety process development; quality assurance; technical; and marketing.
The programme is categorised by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and also by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS).
MSc Food Bioscience meets REHIS’ entry requirements for training as a food officer with local authorities.
Students undertake a three-month placement in food industry and allied fields such as research establishment, marketing, local authority, food standards.
Placements are an integral part of the programme and students get the opportunity to apply acquired academic skills in real work environment. As a prerequisite for the placement module you will undertake The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) certified courses in Elementary Food Hygiene and Introduction to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).