Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Food Science, Safety and Health

This course covers the practical skills that are associated with key topics of food science.

Entry requirements

For MSc entry, candidates must have a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a suitable science or engineering subject (for example, biological sciences, chemistry or chemical/mechanical engineering). For Diploma entry, candidates must hold a degree, preferably at Honours level, but lesser qualifications, including substantial relevant work experience, will be considered. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Food microbiology; project studies; rapid detection and identification of bacteria; management of food quality; research project (MSc only).

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of scholarships may be available on a competitive basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,220 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,390 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,390 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,220 per Year 1 (International) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,390 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,220 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

Get in touch

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Life Sciences
Telephone number: 
0131 4513455