Manchester Metropolitan University

Food Science and Innovation

Through this course you'll explore 21st century food manufacturing techniques and develop your understanding of how the biochemical properties of food components influence how foods taste and feel, and their impact on nutrition and health. You'll explore sensory evaluation, food law and how global trends in trade, regulation and policy influence the sustainability and wider impact of the food chain. You'll also consider topics such as modern production and analytical technologies, functional foods and labelling legislation, and how to ensure that foods are nutritious and safe to eat. Technical skills are vital to the food industry and they're an important part of this course. In our dedicated food technology and biochemistry laboratories, you'll have practical sessions in areas of food production, evaluating the sensory properties of foods, microbiology, and the chemical and physical analysis of foods. You'll also complete a food development project where you'll create your own innovative foods, working on everything from marketing and sensory analysis to legal requirements - and you'll create your product too. Past projects include beer made from waste patisserie products, functional yogurts for elderly consumers, and sustainable vegan ice cream made with tiger nuts. **Features and Benefits** - You'll learn technical skills in food production, sensory analysis, microbiology and biochemistry. - You'll use our on-campus food manufacturing facilities, which includes a 10-booth sensory taste panel suite, development kitchens, and food biochemistry and physiology laboratories. - You'll carry out all aspects of food safety testing (including food microbiology, shelf life studies, mycology, RT-PCR, microscopy, and species identification) in - our on-campus food safety laboratory. - You can access student membership of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)

Entry requirements

Master of Nutrition - MNutr: Typically, you will have a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree, or an international equivalent, in an appropriate science or engineering related subject. Good honours candidates from other subjects may still be eligible if they can if they can demonstrate significant proven professional experience in a relevant field. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Assessment methods

Management and scientific reports, essays, dissertation, presentations and viva voce. Each unit has one method of assessment, which is typically a mixture of coursework and presentation, with elements linked to practical's where stated.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Nutrition - MNutr Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Master of Nutrition - MNutr Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

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