Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Food Science and Innovation

University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2:1 Honours degree in a related area: Food Science, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Biology (but with strong Biochemistry as a component).

Months of entry


Course content

The programme will develop specialist skills and knowledge and combine food science, technology and nutrition with the objective of creating innovative food products whilst ensuring that they are safe, wholesome and nutritious. This will also help address future issues such as, prevention and treatment of chronic disease, malnutrition, resource depletion and food fraud. New product development (NPD) is a key element, whilst industry relevant areas such as communication, entrepreneurship, team and project management are embedded in the programme.

The programme is of benefit to individuals looking to enhance careers in the many areas of the food supply chain. It will be of particular benefit to individuals with an interest in areas such as new product development, food processing and manufacturing and the food service industries.

Postgraduate Certificates are available in:Food Integrity and Security; Food Business Development and Management; Rheology (industry delivered); New Product Development; Food Structuring and Consumer Acceptance; Food Formulation and Nutrition; and Packaging Technology.

Optional inclusion of up to 24 months' funded work experience with a European partner institute or industry.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 - 48 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 - 48 months


part time
12 - 24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511 000
+44 (0)1244 513 111