Everything you need to know...
- Gain the advanced qualifications needed for an exciting career in food and nutritional science
- Benefit from a healthy job market and a course emphasis on employability
- Attain in-depth knowledge of nutrition, food production, legislation and development
- Prepare for technical and product development roles in a vibrant industry
- Study in an applied setting with state-of-the-art kitchens and facilities
MSc Food and Nutritional Science allows you to advance your existing relevant qualifications and specialise in the field. You'll use hands-on techniques and study food and nutrition in depth, preparing for a worthwhile career.
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How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
This course prepares you for technical and product development roles in the food industry with a strong emphasis on nutrition. You learn about food production and nutrition in an applied setting, developing core technical skills in our state-of-the-art development kitchens, food and nutrition labs and sensory suite. You apply these practical skills to live briefs with commercial applications provided by our industrial partners, such as Morrisons and Cranswick PLC, as well as in optional placements.
You learn through
- lectures, seminars and workshops
- practical sessions
- live projects
- case studies
- optional placements
- academic research
Course leaders and tutors
Paul Beresford is a senior lecturer and has just submitted his doctorate for examination which explores cultural branding approaches to the UK grocery market
This course involves an optional industry placement, which can run for six to twelve months. These provide you with valuable industry experience and contacts.
In the professional and academic skills strand of this course you will apply your learning to academic research and commercial briefs. Examples include developing tasty healthy alternatives, understanding the impact of food labelling on consumers, developing a food product for a major food retailer partner or supporting local SMEs with food quality assurance systems.
With strong industry and alumni ties, placement opportunities and commercial briefs, this course provides ample opportunity for networking.
This course prepares you for a career in
- food product development
- food regulation and labelling
- food industry policy
- procurement and food supplier management
- food quality management
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- development kitchens
- food and nutrition labs
- sensory suite
Normally an honours degree at 2:2 or above in a science or recognised equivalent qualification in science. For example, food science, nutrition, health and wellbeing, exercise science or biological sciences are all relevant disciplines.
Applicants with an honours degree in an alternative discipline and relevant work experience are considered on an individual basis.
We consider enquiries from those who have substantial experience working in relevant positions in the food industry or in nutrition related positions but do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite these potential students for an interview to discuss their particular background, experience and qualifications.
Work Experience Route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent.
Non Work Experience Route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Food Chain||Credits: 15||
|Module: Life-Course Approach To Nutrition||Credits: 30||
|Module: Nutritional Physiology And Biochemistry||Credits: 15||
|Module: Research Methods||Credits: 15||
|Module: Developing Food Concepts And Products||Credits: 30||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 45||
|Module: Food Processing Safety And Quality Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Work Related Learning||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £9,620 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Food and nutrition courses (PDF, 241.7KB)
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