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) model. 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).

The aims of the programme are:

  • To innovate and find practical solutions in value added activities
  • To develop insight into the development of healthy and nutritious food
  • To provide the ability to enhance creativity and sustainability within the food chain
  • To enhance employability skills and tools required by the food chain.

Video

Agriculture & Food Sciences

Develop your food sector career with our postgraduate programmes in Food Safety and Quality Management.

  • Download transcript 
  • More videos

MSc, MSc Award
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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.

* If the applicant's first language is not English, a language proficiency score of at least IELTS 6.0 is required.

* 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.

University of Greenwich in Pictures

Upcoming Open Days at University of Greenwich

27
JAN

Postgraduate Open Events

27 Jan 2021, 09:00 AM - 28 Jan 2021, 17:00 PM Online
Visit Website
At the University of Greenwich, we believe that the best way to decide which subject you want to study is by talking to the people who teach it. Join us on Wednesday and Thursday 27-28 January to learn more about your course of interest from Greenwich academics, as well as all the career-boosting and financial support opportunities that the University offers.
27
FEB

Open Day - Saturday 27 February

27 Feb 2021, 10:00 AM - 27 Feb 2021, 15:00 PM Greenwich Campus, Avery Hill Campus, Medway Campus
Visit Website
Check out our campuses, tour our student accommodation, and speak with staff and students to get your questions answered. Parents are very welcome too! Join us and see why Greenwich is the ideal university for you. The Open Day is suitable for those interested in both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study.
26
JUN

Open Day - Saturday 26 June

26 Jun 2021, 10:00 AM - 26 Jun 2021, 15:00 PM Greenwich Campus, Avery Hill Campus, Medway Campus
Visit Website
Look around our campuses, view our student accommodation, and speak with staff and students to get your questions answered, at our final Open Day of the academic year. Parents are very welcome too! Join us and see why Greenwich is the ideal university for you. The Open Day is suitable for those interested in both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study.

Latest Updates from University of Greenwich

Location of University of Greenwich