This Food Science MSc degree at London Metropolitan University focuses on food analysis and food microbiology as well as product development and quality control. You'll be taught by members of staff who are active within the Institute of Food Science and Technology, and are regularly involved in the food industry as expert consultants. You'll also learn from our food business development colleagues to gain experience in the industry through work placements.
The course team has particular expertise in food analysis, food microbiology and including food safety, spoilage and fermentations, product development and quality control, as well as an excellent understanding of food sustainability, food policy and nutrition.
This expertise is reflected in the range of modules offered in the MSc with analytical facilities available for study and research, and opportunities to be involved in food analysis, food product development and food manufacturing projects.
After the course
The food industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector and there is a massive demand for qualified professionals. The skills and knowledge developed in your MSc will enhance your career opportunities in food and related industries including manufacturing, product development, marketing, environmental health, consultancy, research or education. Graduates are also well prepared for research and for postgraduate study (PhD). Interview practice with industry support and CV development is also integrated into the course.
Our recent MSc graduates have gone on to join the following positions and companies:
- food technologist – Haydens Bakery
- technical legislation coordinator – United Biscuits
- process development – Bakkavor
- technical team member – Food Partners Group
- quality control – Nestlé
More informationVisit official programme website
- Food Microbiology and Safety
- Food Product Development and Processing
- Food Safety and Quality Management
- Food Science Research Dissertation
- Scientific Research Methodology
- Food Science Industrial Placement
- Nutrition and Food Policy
- 12 months
- 24 months
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You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.
DisciplinesNutrition & Dietetics Food Sciences View 93 other Masters in Food Sciences in United Kingdom
You will be required to have:
- a lower second honours degree (or equivalent) in food science or a related subject such as microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition or agricultural sciences
International13250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: £995 per 20 credits
- International: £1,470 per 20 credits
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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