University of Chester

University of Chester

Food Innovation, Nutrition and Integrity

The programme will develop specialist skills and knowledge and combine food science, technology and nutrition with the objective of creating innovative food products whilst ensuring that they are safe, wholesome and nutritious. This will also help address future issues such as, prevention and treatment of chronic disease, malnutrition, resource depletion and food fraud. New product development (NPD) is a key element, whilst industry relevant areas such as communication, entrepreneurship, team and project management are embedded in the programme. The programme is of benefit to individuals looking to enhance careers in the many areas of the food supply chain. It will be of particular benefit to individuals with an interest in areas such as new product development, food processing and manufacturing and the food service industries. It will help participants advance career prospects, inspire creativity and innovation, enable them to network with peers and collaborate with industry leaders.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd degree or above in a related area: food science, biochemistry, nutrition, biology but with strong biochemistry as a component.

Course modules

Modules include: Food integrity; food security; food nanotechnology; food formulation: specialist diets; new product development; rheology texture and sensory analysis; functional foods; bioactive ingredients; food formulation; food rheology; food texture and structure; sensory analysis; food legislation; project management and quality control; digital media and marketing; characterisation of nanoparticles; nanoparticle regulations and environmental impact; research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment will take the form of practical assessment and industry focused reports and projects. Relevance to the needs of industry is a key consideration.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 calendar years
MSc Part-time - 2 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 51000