University of West London

University of West London

Food Business Management

This postgraduate award in food business and management has been designed to produce graduates who are exceptionally well equipped with the aptitudes and competencies necessary to design, manage and lead developments within the food industry. This course will provide both a coherent programme of academic study and an in-depth educational experience focusing on the role of the manager and management issues within the international food industry, food service sectors, hospitality, and an exploration of cutting-edge food research. The course will enable students to approach business challenges from a global perspective, integrating academic and technical knowledge, and assess situations from financial, commercial, societal and cultural standpoints. Students will be able to create innovative solutions to champion food businesses and develop action plans based on rigorous theoretical frameworks that they can use in their professional careers' to effectively manage change. The course creates links between academic theory and practice and leading food and hospitality businesses.

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally be expected to have a good Honours degree (2.2 or above) in related Honours degree from a UK university, or its equivalent. If applicants do not have the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, they are invited to apply. In exceptional circumstances, candidates seeking entry onto course without non-standard academic qualifications will be considered in accordance with the University's policy for the Assessment of Prior (Experiential) Learning. However, all applications are considered on an individual basis and applicants from the UK may be asked to attend or participate in an interview procedure. An academic and personal reference from an employer is normally required. Both should be independently verified by means of a company/organisation stamp or official seal. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above (including at least 6.5 in the written paper).

Course modules

Modules include:

Designing the Customer Experience -
Business Performance Analysis -
Responsible Value Chain Management -
Applied Food Science and Product Development -
Food and Society -
Foodservice Operations Analysis -
Research methods -


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time January 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time January 2017 - 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

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University of West London
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