MSc PG Dip PG Cert Food Science and Technology

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc/PGDip/PGCert Full-time programme – 12 months / 24 months (with work placement/internship), Part-time programme – 24 months

Course Description

The food industry in the United Kingdom has developed a world-renowned reputation for the production of exceptional quality, safe, wholesome products. To maintain this position in the global market, it is vital that the workforce is equally competent and highly skilled.

The Master’s of Food Science and Technology at Cardiff Met has been designed to provide you with professional training combining comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge within the fields of food science and food technology. It is ideal for students and professionals seeking to expand their career prospects into a wide range of food manufacturing, commercial, government or research roles in the broad field of food science and food technology.

Students will be presented with tasks to develop and strengthen their knowledge, leadership, research and problem-solving skills in order to meet the global challenges associated within all aspects of the food industry, from farm to fork.

The University is home to the Zero2Five Food Industry Centre, a leading centre of excellence that provides food businesses with technical, operational and commercial support to enable them to compete more effectively. The Centre has an international reputation for food safety research and provides expertise, training and advice to the food industry, and students undertaking this degree will benefit from the close association and expertise from the Centre and staff.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree in relevant science and/or technology subjects.

Under certain circumstances, applicants who do not possess a first degree, but who can demonstrate relevant industrial/professional experience in a cognate discipline will also be considered.

International applications are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

Selection Procedure:

Applicant who are judged to meet the required threshold for entry, will be invited to engage with a pre-offer task that will enable them to further explain their motivations for choosing the programme, their passion for the subject, and their aptitude and commitment for study at master level.

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Programme Funding

A range of bursaries, scholarships, loans and grants are available. Please visit website to find out more.

Student Destinations

The programme provides the potential for graduates to progress within the food industry, retail, government or education. Our past students have found employment in some of the major UK retailers, local regional and international food manufacturers, food laboratories, various sectors of the Government and consultancy advisory roles.

Module Details

Core Modules include:

  • Global Food Safety
  • Global Food Quality Management Systems
  • Global Food Product Conformity
  • Applied Research Methods and Design
  • Research Project (dissertation)

Pathway Modules (can only choose ONE pathway and study the core pathway modules only):

  • Food Science and Technology with Food Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Food Chemistry and Biochemistry:
    Food Chemistry and Biochemistry Analysis and Examination of Food
  • Food Science and Technology with Food Safety Management
    Food Safety Management:
    Crisis Management Risk Perception, Assessment and Communication
  • Food Science and Technology with Food Innovation and Development
    Food Product Development:
    Food Product Development Processing Technology

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