Teesside University

Teesside University

Food Science and Biotechnology

Food and drink manufacturing is vital to the UK economy. It is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, employing 15% of the entire manufacturing workforce. Food and drink manufacturing companies make up 7% of all manufacturing businesses, and they buy two thirds of all the UK's agricultural produce. Food producers must address environmental concerns, social responsibility and economic viability when designing sustainable food processing techniques. Sustainable food processing is all about finding new ways of meeting present needs without compromising future viability in constantly changing economic and environmental conditions. This is not just a corporate social responsibility issue but directly relates to efficiency, cost-saving and profitability and so the food industry must increasingly embrace sustainable food processing to succeed. The global food and agricultural biotechnology research base and product development pipeline, including genetically modified seeds, is expanding at a rapid rate as a direct response to the global food security challenge. This innovative and topical programme is ideal for graduates new to this dynamic and exciting sector. It's also particularly suitable if you're seeking career enhancement by studying food science and biotechnology at master's level. The programme will be of particular interest to graduates with an interest in developing knowledge and skills in subjects such as food biotechnology, food safety management and analytical techniques currently used in the food industry. It is also suitable if you already work in the industry and wish to develop your skills in these areas. Teesside University's School of Science & Engineering is highly praised for the links it maintains with local and national industries and businesses such as Marlow Foods (Quorn), SK Chilled Foods and Sainsbury's. The commitment of the School to integrate with industry in the Tees Valley and beyond is reflected in the School's record of producing employment-ready problem solvers and innovators. This postgraduate programme embeds key transferable skills through visits to industry and talks by industry speakers.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships are available for UK, EU and international students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (EU) 8 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (England) 8 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,450 per Year 1 (International) 8 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 8 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 8 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Office, School of Science & Engineering
Telephone number: 
01642 738800