Research course

Sensory Science

University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject. Applicants holding other qualifications may also be accepted.

Months of entry


Course content

This is the only master’s course in sensory science in the UK. You will acquire skills and experience on completion which will significantly enhance your employability either within a research environment or in industry. The intensive, modular nature of the part-time route also makes it easily accessible if you are currently working in the food and allied industries.

This course aims to:

  • provide a sound theoretical background that underpins the multidisciplinary field of sensory science;
  • develop ability to critically evaluate published scientific papers;
  • teach students to plan experimental sensory programmes and report and interpret sensory data;
  • immerse students within a research environment thereby developing the skills necessary to undertake independent research.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 748 6500