The food industry in the United Kingdom has developed a world-renown reputation for the production of exceptional quality, safe, wholesome products. To maintain this position in the global market, it is vital that the workforce is equally competent and highly skilled.
The Masters of Food Science and Technology at Cardiff Met has been designed to provide you with professional training combining comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge within the fields of food science and food technology.
It is ideal for students and professionals seeking to expand their career prospects into a wide range of food manufacturing, commercial, government or research roles in the broad field of food science and food technology.
Students will be presented with tasks to develop and strengthen their knowledge, leadership, research and problem-solving skills in order to meet the global challenges associated within all aspects of the food industry, from farm to fork.
The university is home to the Zero2Five Food Industry Centre, a leading centre of excellence that provides food businesses with technical, operational and commercial support to enable them to compete more effectively. The Centre has an international reputation for food safety research and provides expertise, training and advice to the food industry, and students undertaking this degree will benefit from the close association and expertise from the Centre and staff.
Learning & Teaching
Lectures provide the opportunity to impart key information and point students in a particular direction for further study. They are also intended to be interactive and debate is encouraged. Lectures are complemented by seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions as a means of helping students to develop analytical and critical appraisal skills.
There is a strong emphasis on applying the theoretical frameworks to problem-solving which reflects the applied nature of the programme, especially through practical sessions.
It is University policy to take reasonable steps to make reasonable adjustments so as to enable student's participation whilst studying at Cardiff Met. Adjustments can be provided to minimise the impact of a disability; however, students will need to be able to participate in an independent manner in order to fulfil the learning objectives of the course.
Employability & Careers
The programme provides the potential for graduates to progress within the food industry, retail, government or education. Our past students have found employment in some of the major UK retailers, local regional and international food manufacturers, food laboratories, various sectors of the Government and consultancy advisory roles.
An honours degree in relevant science and/or technology subjects.
Under certain circumstances, applicants who do not possess a first degree, but who can demonstrate relevant industrial/professional experience in a cognate discipline will also be considered.
International applications are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
7 Reasons to Study in the UK at Cardiff Metropolitan University:
Reason one – Graduate Employability
All courses at Cardiff Met have a focus on our students’ future careers, and their employability. Our undergraduate programmes all include work placements, and we have a number of postgraduate courses with opportunities for one year internships. Our focus on student entrepreneurship helps our students to become highly employable graduates.
Reason two – Teaching Excellence and Student Satisfaction
Cardiff Met has achieved a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and consistently receives high levels of student satisfaction. A number of our courses recently scored 100% in the latest National Student Survey.
Reason three – International Student Support
Cardiff Met prides itself on its International Student Support, and we’ve been ranked top in the UK 6 times over the last 10 years. We have a dedicated Global Student Advice Team that helps students from the minute they accept their offer at the university. From applying for their visa, finding accommodation, and meeting you at the airport when you arrive in the UK, to helping you settle into UK life, and offering academic skills classes, the team here takes the stress out of coming to study in a new country, and allows you to concentrate on your studies.
Reason four – Fantastic Student Facilities
Over the last few years Cardiff Met have made considerable enhancements in our student facilities, with £70 million of completed and planned investments. From state of the art workshops and studios, to world leading sports facilities and student centres, the university has everything you need to excel during your studies.
Reason five – A Great Student Community
With an active student’s union, supporting student clubs and societies, along with sports teams and clubs for skills and abilities of all levels, Cardiff Met is a great place to get involved with all aspects of student life. Our on-campus accommodation provides students with a safe and friendly place to live, and the university was recently voted as having the Best Student Community in Halls in the National Student Housing Survey.
Reason six – The City of Cardiff
Not only has Cardiff been consistently named as the most affordable student city in the UK, it’s also a fantastic place to live, and offers students a very high standard of living. With everything from entertainment, to shopping, from culture, to food, drink and events, Cardiff has something for everyone.
Reason seven – Study in Wales
You’ll be studying in the country of Wales. Wales offers students the opportunity to obtain a UK degree that is recognised worldwide, in a friendly and beautiful environment. It’s a great base to explore the rest of the UK during your studies, whilst discovering everything this unique country has to offer.