Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Food Technology for Industry

This programme aims to develop food manufacturing industry staff, particularly those working in technical and quality assurance, with specific reference and application to their own practice; this applied programme is intended to challenge the preconceptions and practice of participants, as well as developing their knowledge, skills and competencies.

Entry requirements

BSc in food science/technology or relevant Honours degree in science; however, candidates with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered, particularly if they can demonstrate substantial senior-level experience in within the food industry. In addition, all candidates must normally be able to demonstrate a minimum of 3 years experience in a relevant setting.

Course modules

Modules include: global food safety; global food quality management systems; research methods; food product conformity and labelling; dissertation or enterprise project. Optional modules: nutrition; hygienic design for the food manufacturer; new product development; UK and EU food legislation; meat and fish technology; dairy technology; baking technology; confectionery technology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on case studies, exercises and scenarios reflecting actual issues in food companies in which the students are located.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning £ 450 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning £ 450 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning £ 450 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance learning

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
029 2041 6044