Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Food Innovation, MSc

Our Food Innovation MSc is ideal for those who want be involved in launch of new ingredients and products to contribute to healthy living and lifestyles.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • 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.

Department

Natural Resources Institute

Location

Attendance

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2-3 years part-time

This programme has been designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding of key steps in the development and launch of new ingredients and products to contribute to healthy living and lifestyles. It is based upon the strengths and expertise of staff working in the Faculty of Engineering and Science, e.g. human nutrition and public health, food chemistry and biochemistry, functional foods, marketing and economics, new product and process development, food packaging, food safety and quality management, food legislation, applied food microbiology, creative thinking, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

This programme is aimed at graduates who want to develop a career path in the food industry in the area of product development, for students who have not followed an undergraduate programme in food science or technology, and for professionals working in the food industry who want to participate in the programme, either in a part-time mode or by following a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) route. Students with backgrounds in Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Biotechnology and Hospitality are encouraged to join the programme.

This new programme is intended to prepare graduates from a life science or catering background for careers as professional Product Development Scientists, based upon a clear understanding and competency of science-based subjects.

Please note that as part of the compulsory courses below students will sit the Level 3 award in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) for Food Manufacturing course offered by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Innovate and find practical solutions in value added activities
  • Develop insight into the development of healthy and nutritious food
  • Provide the ability to enhance creativity and sustainability within the food chain
  • Enhance employability skills and tools required by the food chain.

What you will study

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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.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

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.

Careers

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.

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