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Food Innovation, MSc

Contribute to healthy living and lifestyles and be a part of new products with this Master’s in Food Innovation.

This MSc in Food Innovation is aimed at graduates and professionals looking to build careers in the food science industry (and especially in product development). The course builds your knowledge and understanding of how ingredients are developed and launched, from concept to completion. It is based on the expertise of staff working in areas including human nutrition and public health, food chemistry and microbiology, product development, packaging, food safety, legislation, and sustainability.

The course prepares you for a career in product development science, with expertise in food and nutrition. You'll develop insight into the development of healthy and nutritious food and learn how to enhance sustainability and creativity within food chains.

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Duration

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

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2019/2020 fees

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What you should know about this course

  • Our course can enhance your existing practical skills and applied knowledge.
  • The course is well-suited to students with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, nutrition, biotechnology and hospitality.
  • You can study part-time and combine learning with work commitments to continue your personal development.
  • As part of the compulsory courses, you 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).

Food Innovation, Msc


Want to find out what studying Food Innovation at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from the course leader, Dr Nazanin Zand.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Our programme team and other contributors to the course are globally recognised specialists in their fields. Colleagues from industry (e.g. Pfizer, GSK, Novo Nordisk, Merck/Proctor & Gamble) deliver guest lectures each year as well as industry-relevant teaching sessions and seminars.

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Entry requirements

If you are

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.

* Applicants from other backgrounds may be considered. Please email the Programme Leader at fes-courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

In some cases, it may be possible to consider your prior learning and experience. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

Please note: there is no reduction in fees.

How you will learn

Teaching

This course is taught by lectures, seminars, workshops and lab-based exercises, with the use of practical case studies. You'll gain teamwork experience to simulate an industrial setting as well as the critical thinking and problem-solving abilities which are important for modern pharmaceutical practice.

Class sizes

For specialist modules, our classes are usually limited to 20 students in lab sessions and 40 in lectures. This helps to create familiarity between students and staff and ensure a great learning experience. 

The modules that run across several courses can have larger classes sizes, which are typically broken down into smaller groups.

Independent learning

Our courses are designed to give you the space for exploratory and independent study. You'll work towards individual and group assignments and undertake the preparation/follow-up work associated with lectures, seminars, integrative assignments and laboratory classes.

We encourage students to take advantage of a range of related extra-curricular opportunities available within the university and elsewhere.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through a variety of methods, such as: 

  • Classroom presentations, discussions and case-studies
  • Critical reviews, looking at new areas of research 
  • Examinations.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date.

Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

Each academic year runs from September to June. You can begin the course in September or January.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

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.

2018/2019 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you’re looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates from this course emerge with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers at government level, working in competent authorities. They can also pursue careers in the food industry as food technologists, including product development, or in the hospitality sector.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. Our Employer Partnerships Manager develops relationships with companies to provide employment opportunities.

Other members of the team help you to develop your knowledge of job markets, produce effective CVs, cover letters and application forms, and prepare for job applications and interviews.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We allocate you a personal tutor, who you meet soon after you join the department. Their role is to support your personal and academic development and act as your point of contact for queries or problems.

Support from the department

We help new students over the first few weeks with our faculty and department induction. This covers the first week of term 1 (September) and term 2 (January). We'll also help you discover the academic and social landscape at Medway Campus.

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