Taught course

Food Innovation

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Entry requirements

You will normally have a good UK Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in an appropriate science related subject and/or significant proven professional experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers graduates from food, nutrition or an appropriate science-related subject the opportunity to progress into research, industrial or management positions in the food and nutrition industry. The course aims to give you industry relevant practical experience whilst exploring the global and local trends in food processing and food innovations. You will examine the evidence supporting the relationship between nutrition, health and lifestyle and the physiological implications of under and over nutrition throughout the life-cycle. You will learn how to analyse the issues influencing purchasing behaviour of consumers and how to evaluate various marketing strategies within the industry.

Throughout the course you will study a range of methods for assessing nutritional status and dietary intake. You will look in-depth at the role of nutrition and diet in high-risk groups and in relation to specific health disorders and learn to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention studies aimed at improving health.

As a student of this course you will automatically be enrolled as a student member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (ifst.org) which will give you access to membership benefits, networking and career
development opportunities.

Typical units of study may include

  • Global Food Security and Sustainability
  • Food Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Food Innovation and Product Design
  • Food Management
  • Food Quality and Processing
  • Food Safety and Hygiene Management
  • Dissertation and Research Method

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

For further information please see: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Full scholarships covering fees and living allowances may be available for applicants from India. See http://www.britishcouncil.in/study-uk/scholarships/commonwealth-scholarships for details and deadlines.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
0161 247 6249