Research course

Food Manufacturing and Technology

University of Lincoln · National Centre for Food Manufacturing
MPhilPhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree in pure or applied science or engineering.

Months of entry


Course content

The University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing is an internationally recognised provider of education and research in the food manufacturing and technology sector.

Academics who have occupied senior roles in industry will supervise and advise you throughout your studies and independent research. Particular areas of research expertise in the Centre include food chemistry, microbiology, product development, quality and safety systems and technical management.

You will have access to state-of-the-art equipment to conduct in-depth research in an area of interest to you. Research conducted by postgraduate students in the Centre often has immediate practical application in improving safety, quality and efficiency in food manufacturing. Previous research projects have included food safety, packaging and seal integrity, and resource efficiency of vegetable processing.

Department specialisms

Development of improved food safety systems; Automation of food handling and packaging operations; Novel food processing operations; New product development and sensory sciences. Test kitchen and sensory suite. Technical training centre and processing laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, including automated fresh food lines and robotic case packing, within a real factory setting.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months
part time
36 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Stephen Delo
+44 (0)1406 493029