Everything you need to know...
- Develop a broad knowledge and scientific understanding of the principles for developing and preserving, managing food development and quality and commercial product management
- Develop managerial skills, practical skills and behaviour change theories relevant to the food sector
- Benefit from the University's approach to employability
- Opt to spend a year on an international placement
This course has been designed to prepare masters students to work in the international food supply industry. You will gain an understanding of how food can be preserved throughout the distribution chain to ensure the supply, marketing and distribution of safe, wholesome food.
'The course was a great experience for me. It strengthened my food tech background, and introduced me to food marketing as well as the complex UK retail market. It's been a valuable addition to my career.'
Muslem Diraneyya, MSc Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development, 2017 graduate
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How you learn
Your lecturer's view
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.
You will build a broad knowledge of food processing and safety, product development, business to business and consumer marketing and the food chain. You also have opportunities to develop managerial and technical skills relevant to the food sector.
You learn through:
- work-related learning
- group work
- learning sets
- consultancy projects
- peer feedback
- personal reflection
- mentor scheme
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
The work-related learning module gives you a valuable insight into the roles of process or product development technologists, or product account technologists, and the importance of continuing professional development. It also allows you to practically apply the skills you learn during the course.
The placement is an additional opportunity for you to develop your practical skills, either in the UK or abroad. You are supported in securing a placement through a series of employability workshops offered by specialist academic staff. There is also a dedicated postgraduate placement team who manage placement opportunities.
All students will have access to a mentor scheme within the work related activities. Working with a mentor will enable students to understand and critically analyse the range of opportunities available to them.
The work-related learning opportunities, visiting guest lectures, work experience opportunities and mentor scheme all demonstrate the industry engagement available to you.
The course is designed and delivered by an industry-experienced team of academic staff, with an international focus as it attracts students from all around the world.
This course prepares you for a career in
- technical management
- product development
- product management in the food supply, food manufacturing, food retailing or food service sectors
- food safety
- food analysis
- food manufacturing
- quality assurance
- risk assessment management
- potential progression to PhD
- food consumer and market research
- food merchandising and marketing
- consumer insight
- food innovation
The course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for the purpose of gaining exemptions from units on CIM qualifications. Students may have the opportunity to join The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) as a Studying Member.
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
- bespoke software packages
- mentor scheme
- modern kitchens
- specialist equipment
Normally one of the following in a relevant subject
• an honours degree, 2.2 or above
• an equivalent recognised qualification
• an HND with significant relevant industrial experience
Relevant subjects include • business • science • social science • a food related discipline
In exceptional circumstances we consider candidates without formal qualifications who demonstrate the necessary experience, intellect and motivation. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
Work Experience Route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in all skills.
Non Work Experience Route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in all skills.
If your English language skill is currently below the required level we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
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: Business And Management Strategy||Credits: 30||
|Module: Developing Food Concepts And Products||Credits: 30||
|Module: Research Methods||Credits: 15||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 45||
|Module: Food Chain||Credits: 15||
|Module: Food Marketing||Credits: 15||
|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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