Students in the MSc by Research in Food Science at University of Lincoln will be provided with the opportunity to study the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food; the causes of food deterioration; and the concepts underlying food processing. Students can gain the experience of applying chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, engineering to the study of food to improve the safety, nutrition, wholesomeness, and availability of food. They can develop broad skills in relevant areas of food analysis, food chemistry, food microbiology, product development, quality and safety systems, food manufacturing robotics and automation, sustainability, and technical management.
Depending on their area of specialisation, students can develop ways to process, preserve, package, and /or store food according to industry and government specifications and regulations. A key aspect of the research experience will be exposure to the broad sweep of today's food science research.
The NCFM’s research clusters into the following fields: Food Analysis/Microbiology/Chemistry; Food Manufacturing Robotics and Automation; and Food Insights and Sustainability.
How You Study
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of students' time will be spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisors, however the regularity of these will vary depending on their own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and the stage of programme.
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Research Areas and Topics
- The flexible nature of this Master's provides students with the opportunity to undertake research in an area that interests them or is relevant to their current employment.
- NCFM's research expertise include food chemistry, microbiology, product development, quality and safety systems, food manufacturing robotics and automation, sustainability, and technical management.
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesFamily & Consumer Science Food Sciences View 33 other Masters in Family & Consumer Science in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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- First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in a relevant subject.
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International16400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National4596 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Lincoln
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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