Food Business Management MA

Course summary

Overview
The Food and Hospitality industries have experienced tremendous growth and resilience in the 21st century, and the demand for skilled employees continues to grow.  SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises) have also witnessed considerable development despite the economic slowdown.
This postgraduate award in food business and management has been designed to produce graduates who are exceptionally well equipped with the aptitudes and competencies necessary to design, manage and lead developments within the food industry. This course will provide both a coherent programme of academic study and an in-depth educational experience focusing on the role of the manager and management issues within the international food industry, food service sectors, hospitality, and an exploration of cutting-edge food research.
Why choose this course?
We have been offering postgraduate courses in hospitality management since 1991. The School has exceptionally good links with leading industrialists, many of whom are Patrons, Fellows and Alumni of the School. 
Industry specialists will be involved with the course delivering guest lectures, running master classes, co-presenting with academics and providing case studies.
This course takes an innovative approach, led by a multi-disciplinary team that studies the food business sector ranging from management theory and practice to food supply chain management. 
It embraces product innovation, within a social science perspective, while acknowledging the ethical and nutritional responsibility of business in modern society.
Tutor information
This course is run by the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism to provide you with both the high-quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your University education.
Comprised of experienced and respected academics, the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism teaching staff includes: Associate Professor in Tourism Management Dr Paul Fidgeon who is well published and regularly speaks at international conferences and trade functions.
Associate Professor Dr Xuan Lorna Wang who has a string of publications in leading marketing, hospitality and tourism management journals.
Career and study progression
By developing a strong management background in the context of hospitality and food services, you will also gain transferable skills for a range of careers in international or UK hotel groups, restaurants and catering firms.
On successful completion of the Master's degree, you can Progress onto an MPhil or a PhD Research degree.


Other options available for MA Food Business Management

  • Part time - September 2017, Ealing site

Fees

Fees for home and EU students

Main fee£7,200

Fees for overseas students

Main fee£11,500Find out if you are a home or overseas student.

Funding

A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.  Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

MA, MA Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements

You would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (2.2 or above) in related honours degree from a UK university, or its equivalent.

If you do not have the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. In exceptional circumstances, candidates seeking entry onto course without non-standard academic qualifications will be considered in accordance with the University's policy for the Assessment of Prior (Experiential) Learning.

However, all applications are considered on an individual basis and applicants from the UK may be asked to attend or participate in an interview procedure.
An academic and personal reference from an employer is normally required. Both should be independently verified by means of a company/organisation stamp or official seal.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above (including at least 6.5 in the written paper). Contact our International Office to find out what international qualifications you need to get onto a course www.uwl.ac.uk/international

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