This Food Processing Engineering, offered by Teesside University, is an ideal launchpad for graduates seeking careers in the thriving food and drink industry – an industry which is facing particularly acute skills shortages with excellent employability prospects for suitably skilled graduates.
The food and drink sector is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK delivering 18% of the UK's total output by value. Tasked by government and the Food and Drink Federation with achieving 20% growth in productivity by 2020, the industry is developing innovative solutions to increase productivity, reduce waste and energy usage, and introduce more efficient manufacturing to reduce costs and drive competitive advantage. Offering both full-time and part-time study modes, this course is accessible to recent graduates and to those in employment wishing to qualify to MSc level. The blended learning methodologies used in delivering the course means that employers seeking to upskill and retain their best employees can do so with minimum time off work.
Food and drink manufacturing is vital to the UK economy. It is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, employing 15% of the manufacturing workforce. Food and drink manufacturing businesses make up 7% of all manufacturing businesses and buy two thirds of all the UK's agricultural produce. The industry generates 18% of total manufacturing turnover.
To meet the demands of this dynamic sector, the industry needs to recruit more than 49,000 new skilled professionals and managers by 2022. This is great news for graduates wanting to study toward a rewarding career in a dynamic and highly innovative sector - home to some of the UK's best known brands (National Skills Academy for Food & Drink).
Graduate careers in the food sector, include:
- food processing engineering
- new product development
- quality management and food safety management
- food production management
- technical management.
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- Food Chemistry Composition and Analysis
- Food Manufacturing Engineering
- Food Product Design and Manufacturing Process Development
- Food Safety Engineering and Management
- Practical Health and Safety Skills
- Research Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesGeneral Engineering & Technology Food Sciences View 532 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
- Normally you will have at least a second-class honours (2.2) degree from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject. Examples of suitable first degree subjects include any life or physical science, engineering or mathematics.
International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time UK/EU: £722 per 20 credits
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