Taught course

Food Systems and Management

Institution
Cranfield University · Agrifood
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

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Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent, in a scientific discipline such as a food science, food technology, microbiology or other science or technology-related subjects; or candidates with appropriate professional experience.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Advance your career in the management of food systems

Developed with and specifically for industry, the Food Systems and Management MSc is a gateway to a successful career for anyone passionate about improving major worldwide problems such as food security and food safety.

Through the integration of scientific, technological and managerial aspects (teaching shared with our internationally recognised School of Management, and industry experts) you will learn how to use and manage food resources more efficiently in order to achieve sustainable, secure and safe food supply chains across the globe.

Our graduates are highly sought after by employers and we are ranked second in the UK for graduate employment (DLHE longitudinal survey, 2017).

Who is it for?

The Food Systems and Management MSc is suitable for new science or technology graduates, or professionals already in the food industry who are interested in furthering their career, and offers flexibility and support for full- or part-time students. Moreover, as part of our commitment with student excellence, both from UK and around the world, we will offer bursaries to outstanding candidates every year. The course will equip you with a critical appreciation of the issues concerned with the production and supply of safe food in the modern world.

The holistic approach of the MSc will provide you with a detailed understanding of the whole food chain system including:

  • Food quality
  • Food diagnostics
  • Food microbiology
  • HACCP
  • Logistics
  • Postharvest technology
  • Supply chain management

Why this course?

Our Food Systems and Management MSc represents a unique offering within the UK and Europe as it examines the whole of the food chain ('farm to fork'), from pre-harvest to market. The course has been developed as a result of extensive industry-led research and integrates science, technology and management.

You will be equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills needed to pursue a wide variety of career opportunities in today's food industry. Practical sessions and field trips are also an integral part of this MSc. With visits and workshops to, for example, McDonald’s headquarters and G’s Fresh you will get a first-hand insight into how large global companies operate.

In association with our internationally-recognised School of Management, the Food Systems and Management MSc offers a module in Leading Corporate Sustainability. This module will outline the major sustainability challenges faced by businesses, explore how companies can respond positively to them, and how corporate action can be best configured to promote responsible and sustainable business strategies.

Fees and funding

For details of any funding or bursaries that may be available, please contact the Student funding office.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1234 758082