Taught course

Food Science and Innovation

Institution
University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Generally a 2:1 or a 2:2 with significant industry experience (two to three years) in any of the following: Food Science; Biochemistry; Nutrition; Biology (with a strong Biochemistry component).

Months of entry

October

Course content

Course overview

This course aims to develop your specialist skills and knowledge and combine food science, technology and nutrition to meet the challenges facing the industry. Population growth, both globally and within the UK, will continue to put pressure on all elements of the agri-food supply chain. A fully coordinated approach directed towards food safety, security, quality and sustainability is needed.

Why Study Food Science and Innovation with us?

This course has the objective of creating innovative food products while ensuring that they are safe, wholesome and nutritious. Our MSc in Food Science and Innovation integrates the key elements required to address the future needs of industry and the global population.

The course 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.

How will I be taught?

The course is fully modular, including credit accumulation and transfer. Designed with the support of food industry partners, full-time and part-time/blended learning options will both be available. You will be supported with a mixture of workplace mentors, online support materials and University tutors. Industrial and practical ‘hands-on’ training will be embedded into all elements of the course.

There are around 36 hours of contact time per module grouped into three days, then one hour of remote contact time. You will also be expected to undertake 200 hours of private study per module.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take the form of practical assessment and industry focused reports and projects.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition
Email
clinicalsciences@chester.ac.uk