Entry requirements

You will be required to have: a minimum upper second-class degree in a relevant subject area as your MRes project topic. An application and interview will be required.

Months of entry


Course content

The Food Science MRes offers a unique opportunity to combine research in a specialist field and work-based learning experience.

This Masters by Research (MRes) course will provide you with a unique combination of research and teaching in higher education as you explore a research project in the area of Food Science. The teaching element of this course starts with a module which discusses teaching and learning in higher education, followed by 120 hours of shadowing teachers and assisting them with taught higher education modules in Food Science. This 180-credit degree is a one or two-year programme depending on your mode of study and start date.

The course is designed to provide a framework to support you in your self-directed programme of research. The degree places an emphasis on scientific research methodology and introduces you to current debates on the nature of research and knowledge in relation to current teaching practice. You will develop advanced skills in writing proposals, reflective reports and essays to develop modes of writing as exploratory and communicative modes for practice.

Food Science research areas include food analysis, food microbiology, safety, food safety, quality management, food preservation, fermentation and new product development. The research project would usually focus on one of these areas, but cross-discipline research projects and food industry linked ideas are also encouraged.

This Food Science MRes will serve as a gateway to further postgraduate study such as MPhil/PhD. In addition, it will offer substance for careers in research and/or lecturing roles within higher education as well as an excellent foundation to find your way in the food sector.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,600 per year
International students
£12,890 per year

Qualification and course duration


part time
24+ months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7133 4202