Food Innovation, MSc

  • Our programme can enhance your existing practical skills and applied knowledge.
  • Study part-time and combine learning with work commitments to continue your personal development.
  • Students with a background in biology, chemistry, nutrition, biotechnology and hospitality are encouraged to apply.



What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A relevant Bachelor's honours degree (UK equivalent) class 2:2 or above (or an overseas equivalent)

* If there is no degree relevant, a professional qualification and experience in the field of food science and technology may be acceptable.

* Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

* In some cases, it may be possible to take into account acquired prior learning and experience.

We have a newly refurbished food microbiology laboratory and the new food product development laboratory. Analytical equipment such as a Rheology meter, Extruder and High pressure processing (HPP), HPLC, ICPs, Infrared and Mass Spectrometry are available to students on this programme.

What people say

"When I started the Food Innovation MSc at the University of Greenwich, I had no experience in the food development and manufacturing industry. Now, less than 12 months later, I have gained employment as a New Product Development Technologist. I could not have done this without the confidence and skills grown as a result of, and during, the course. The Food Innovation MSc helped me achieve a broad knowledge and understanding of different areas of the food industry including marketing, research and product development, risk analysis, and packaging. The awareness and appreciation of this wide range of areas meant I was able to impress my employers with understanding and skills, not only in new product development, but in all aspects of the innovation and development chain. The course also highlighted areas of the food innovation industry that I had not previously considered, such as packaging, creating awareness of different options and areas for career progression. All the subjects taught were varied, informative and full of useful topics which were all relevant and important to those considering embarking on a career in the food innovation and development industry." Jessica Craven

Extra information


Assessments will take the form of:

  • Examinations and essays
  • Class based tests
  • Presentations and tutorials
  • Reports of (tutor-led) laboratory and field-based activities
  • Reports of independent project work.


Graduates from this programme will have the knowledge and skills to pursue careers at government level, working in competent authorities; in the food industry as food technologists, including in the area of product development; or in hospitality sectors.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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How to apply

Medway Campus

A recently modernised, splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus based at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

Gillingham Station (approx. 20 min walk / 10 min by bus)

Free parking is available for motorbikes and scooters. Public car parks nearby.

From Gatwick Airport take the National Express 270 coach service.

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