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MSc Food Science and Innovation

Ready to take on the food challenges of tomorrow?

Manchester Metropolitan University


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Online with live classes
2 years, Part-time
MSc Food Science and Innovation
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Combine expertise with new technology, gain the skills you need to tackle some of the food industry’s most pressing challenges and harness emerging opportunities with Manchester Metropolitan University’s Global Online MSc Food Science and Innovation


MSc Food Science and Innovation


Why choose this course?

With the food and drink industry contributing over £3.1bn to the UK economy, there is a need for 140,000 new recruits to join the sector by 2024, in roles encompassing new product development, quality and food safety, manufacturing, marketing and technical management. New opportunities are opening for those with the knowledge and the experience to lead.*

Delivered 100% online from Manchester Metropolitan University, an institution that’s been paving the way in food science research since 1880, the course has been designed to help you:

  • Gain key skills employers need, surrounding food production, safety, sensory analysis, food science and sustainability
  • Learn from academics whose passion for research translates into expert teaching
  • Study flexibly online and fit your studies around your existing work commitments
  • Grow your worldwide network by collaborating with other professionals around the globe.

To find out more about how this MSc could help you progress into a wide range of technical and management roles within the food industry, visit our website.

*Source:Food and Drink Federation


  • Typically, you will have a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree, or an international equivalent, in an appropriate science or related subject.
  • Good honours candidates from other subjects may still be eligible if they can demonstrate significant proven professional experience in a relevant field.
  • Students applying with non-UK qualifications can find further information on our international website.


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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.