Taught course

Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development

Sheffield Hallam University · Sheffield Business School

Entry requirements

Normally one of the following in a relevant subject • an honours degree, 2.2 or above • an equivalent recognised qualification • an HND with significant relevant industrial experience Relevant subjects include • business • science • social science • a food related discipline In exceptional circumstances we consider candidates without formal qualifications who demonstrate the necessary experience, intellect and motivation. Work Experience Route If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum 5.5 in all skills. Non Work Experience Route If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in all skills. If your English language skill is currently below the required level we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score. If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. This is a pre-masters course that provides the opportunity to improve your English language skills and business knowledge. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on this course.

Months of entry


Course content

If you’re interested or involved in any part of food product development, from concept to counter, this course helps you gain the skills you need to succeed. In addition to the one-year full-time course, there is also the option to take a UK or overseas work placement of typically 12 months.

Key points
• Learn how to develop, commercialise and deliver products to market effectively.
• Develop the skills needed as both a practitioner and manager in the industry.
• Improve employability with real food industry experience through a placement.
• Progress to PhD or DBA study after successfully completing the masters degree.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Sheffield Business School
+44 (0)114 225 5555