Manchester Metropolitan University

Food Science and Innovation

This course offers graduates an opportunity to progress into a wide range of technical and management roles in the food and nutrition industries. The course will develop your understanding of how the biochemical properties of food components influence how foods taste and feel, and how they impact nutrition and heath. Practical teaching in food processing, food analysis and microbiology will enable you to understand 21stcentury food manufacturing, and to ensure foods are nutritious and safe to eat. You will explore how the disciplines of marketing and sensory analysis inform the product development process, and use this knowledge to create your own innovative foods. Applied sessions in food law and quality management will help you to meet the legal responsibilities of food business operation, as well as the quality requirements of your customers. You will also explore how global trends in trade, regulation and policy influence the sustainability and wider impact of the food chain. Finally, as part of your independent research project, you will learn to design and execute ethical scientific research, using appropriate practical and statistical methodologies, and critical appraisal of scientific data. Enrolled students can access student membership of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

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 2018 - 1 Years

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