Description

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.

You will develop in-depth specialist knowledge of scientific techniques and practical skills in the assessment and control of food quality, food safety, product design and new product development.

In addition to industrial monitoring of quality, you will also study industry standard techniques and international standards in quality and safety management, as well as the impact of EU law and legislation on food products.

Study Details:

MSc: 12 months full-time

Module Details:

Compulsory modules
Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety 20 credits
Food Processing 20 credits
Structure and Function of Food Components 20 credits
Food Analysis 10 credits
Food Product Development 80 credits
Sensory Science 20 credits
Food Quality Assurance and Control 10 credits

Programme Funding

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Student Destinations

Our graduates are in big demand and food companies come to Leeds to recruit the best talent. Some of our past graduates hold key positions in the food industry and government agencies.

Here are some examples of the roles that our graduates are now in:

  • Innovation Technologist, Kerry Foods
  • NPD Technologist, Scheff Foods Ltd
  • R&D Food Technologist, Shanghai 21Cake Food Co
  • NPD & Quality Control Executive, ID Fresh Food (India)
  • Quality Control Analyst, Mundipharma Pte Ltd
  • QA Technician, Newsholmes Food
  • Sampling Officer, Food Experts S.L.
  • Quality Assurance Support, Wharfe Bank Brewery
  • Food Technologist, CK Foods Processings Ltd
  • Lab Technician, Arla Foods

There are many opportunities open to you within the food industry, from jobs in nutrition and new product development to roles in the supply chain, purchasing, logistics and distribution. You may decide to become a development scientist, working on new foodstuffs and producing food which is safe and nutritious with a consistent flavour, colour and texture.

There are roles within this area in industry, but also within government and local authority food inspection departments. Other job roles include industrial buyer, retail buyer, production manager or quality assurance manager.

Fees

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent qualification in a relevant science subject, usually including modules in food processing and/or engineering.

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