Taught course

Food Technology for Industry

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

BSc in Food Science/Technology or relevant honours degree in science; however, candidates with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered, particularly if they are able to meet the 'relevant experience' criterion below. In addition, all candidates must normally be able to demonstrate a minimum of 3 years experience in a relevant setting. The applied nature of the programme and the emphasis on critical reflection requires candidates to have relevant experience on which they can focus and develop their studies.

All candidates must be working in a food and/or drink manufacturing environment or have access to one, to enable them to apply the practical elements of the assignments.

Months of entry

December, September, June, March

Course content

This online programme aims to develop food manafacturing industry staff, particularly those working in technical quality assurance and NPD, with specific reference to their own practice. This applied programme is intended to challenge the preconceptions and practice of participants, as well as developing their knowledge, skills and competencies.

This programme is offered on a part time basis only. To obtain the MSc Food Technology for Industry, students will successfully complete modules to the value of 180 credits. This must include all core modules, including the dissertation/enterprise component. Students will be able to access the modules, which will be periodically released (it is expected to release two or three per academic year in the first instance), at their own convenience, and on occasion, each student will take part in an online discussion. This will enable interaction between the students and the tutor as well as within the cohort, thus encouraging the creation of an identity for the cohort, sharing learning experiences.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-60 months

Course contact details

Dr Vitti Allender