Taught course

Food Bioscience

Glasgow Caledonian University · Department of Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in food science or technology/biological sciences

Months of entry


Course content

The primary objective of the MSc Food Bioscience degree is to provide a scientifically underpinned food programme that educates science graduates in the classical aspects of food science.

The programme introduces you to how the food industry works and offers the appropriate skills required for employment in the food and related industries.

As part of the programme, you will undertake a laboratory-based research project: the project is intended to develop independent investigative and practical skills. The key element is to undertake independent evaluation of a food specific issue. While a range of topics are available you are actively encouraged to propose your own projects based on individual interests.

The programme is categorised by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and also by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS).

MSc Food Bioscience meets REHIS’ entry requirements for training as a food officer with local authorities.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements: IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5 If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme. Scholarships may be available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations29
Written coursework / continuous assessment43
Creative work2
Dissertation26 (9000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
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