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Food Science & Technology - MSc/PgD/PgC

Food Science & Technology - MSC/PgD/PgC

The programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals andpractitioners in a range of sectors. The programme combines theoretical studies and practical elements, which can be applied in the modern food processing and management.

The overall aim of this programme is to provide a high quality and professionally relevant curriculum, which will develop graduates with scientific and technical knowledge in the field of food science and technology.

The programme provides the potential for graduates to progress within the food industry, undertake research in food science and technology or nutrition, or to work in other areas of Food safety and quality management. 

There are two main pathways for this MSc, one focuses on Food Safety & Technology, the other on Food Production Management

The structure of the assessment programme will allow students to focus on issues relevant to their interest.

The Cardiff School of Health Sciences, which teaches this course, also houses The Food Industry Centre. This is both a research and practice based centre supporting the activities of the food industry throughout the UK, especially in Wales.

Modules offered as a guide:

  • Technology & Quality Policy (taught only for Food Production Management pathway)
  • Biochemistry & Food Analysis (taught only for the Food Safety & Technology pathway)
  • The modules below are taught in both pathways
  • Food Technology & Biotechnology
  • Applied Research Methods & Design
  • Independent Study
  • Sustainable Food Issues
  • Food Safety Management
  • Food Quality Management & Quality Assurance
  • Food Product Conformity & Labelling
  • Dissertation


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