Master's Degree in Food Sciences in Scotland in United Kingdom

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Food sciences focuses on the study of food, with an emphasis on creating reliable, sustainable, and safe food sources. Understanding food sciences may lead to important discoveries in food technology as well as the production and maintenance of a healthy food supply.

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MSc Food & Drink Innovation

Abertay University
Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 United Kingdom Dundee

The MSc Food & Drink Innovation offers a unique postgraduate experience, specifically designed in discussion with industry bodies (Scotland Food & Drink, Skills Development Scotland, Interface Food... [+]

Masters in Food Sciences in Scotland in United Kingdom. MSc Food & Drink Innovation Scottish Funding Council fee-funded places are available for eligible students and will be awarded on a competitive basis upon application. Apply your own specialist capability and develop new sector specific expertise through specialist education and collaborative mixed-team working on industry-linked innovation projects Learn about industry expectations as you are supported and mentored by experienced industry professionals and academic specialists Follow a curriculum designed in collaboration with Scotland Food & Drink, Skills Development Scotland and Interface Food & Drink to meet the demands of the Food & Drink sector Get involved with our highly successful commercial arm Food Innovation @ Abertay and with interdisciplinary researchers from across the University The MProf Food & Drink Innovation (Packaging & Sustainability) offers a unique postgraduate experience, specifically designed in discussion with industry bodies (Scotland Food & Drink, Skills Development Scotland, Interface Food & Drink). As postgraduate students, highly talented individuals will work in mixed-discipline teams to develop innovative food and drink packaging and sustainable solutions. Working closely with academic staff who are highly experienced in the food & drink industry and academic teaching, and under the guidance and mentorship of food & drink industry representatives, you will develop professional skills and knowledge relevant to the food & drink industry. During the course of your studies, you will ultimately be expected to demonstrate applied excellence in your specialist area, as well as professionalism, flexibility, the ability to adapt in team working situations, and creativity and innovation towards product development. This intensive programme will expose you to a breadth of practice encountered in the food & drink industry, ideally preparing you for an exciting and creative career in a vibrant and expanding sector. What you study A key component of the MProf Food & Drink Innovation (Packaging & Sustainability) is to foster creativity through enquiry-based learning, where mixed-discipline teams of students will develop solutions to industry-posed problems. Industry-linked innovation projects will be developed by multidisciplinary teams of students, mentored and supported by experienced industry practitioners and academic researchers, and underpinned by high-level sector specific modules and education. With activities ranging from pitch and crit sessions, where solution conceptions are pitched to a panel for critique, to the development of protyped solutions, teams are mentored and supervised by academics and industry practitioners to facilitate the development of specific professional skills and a broader understanding of the Food & Drink industry. During the course, students will also undertake studies in areas such as sustainable project management, industry landscape and professional practice, packaging and sustainability, and innovation and professional development. Students also select optional modules from across the University, allowing further development of their core skills if required, but more specifically allowing for a more individual and tailored learning experience through the additional study of areas of personal interest such as marketing, business, and food safety. Entry routes Applicants must hold an honours degree at 2.2 (lower second class) or better in a suitable subject such as biosciences, chemistry, science, product design, engineering, food, nutrition or consumer science degree, computing, marketing, or business. The University is committed to a wider access policy and accepts applications from candidates with recent relevant academic, professional or employment experience who can show that they would benefit from study at masters level. These will be considered on an individual basis. We welcome applicants in employment and from the Food & Drink industry itself for FT and PT study, for those who may seek an accelerated route to a postgraduate qualification. Overseas/EU All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language. [-]