MSC in Food and Nutrition Sciences - Part Time

MSC in Food and Nutrition Sciences - Part Time
Monday, January 01, 2018 -
Friday, December 31, 9999
9am - 5pm
Sheffield Hallam University

S1 1WB

MSC in Food and Nutrition Sciences


Gain advanced food industry knowledge and practical experience.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £8,240 for the course

How long will I study? 2 Years

Where will I study? City Campus

When do I start? September 2020

1. Course summary

  • Gain the advanced qualifications needed for an exciting career in food and nutritional science
  • Benefit from a healthy job market and a course emphasis on employability
  • Attain in-depth knowledge of nutrition, food production, legislation and development
  • Prepare for technical and product development roles in a vibrant industry
  • Study in an applied setting with state-of-the-art kitchens and facilities

MSc Food and Nutritional Science allows you to advance your existing relevant qualifications and specialise in the field. You'll use hands-on techniques and study food and nutrition in depth, preparing for a worthwhile career.

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2. How you learn

Watch lecturer Lucie Nield talk about Food and Nutrition at Sheffield Hallam University.

This course prepares you for technical and product development roles in the food industry with a strong emphasis on nutrition. You learn about food production and nutrition in an applied setting, developing core technical skills in our state-of-the-art development kitchens, food and nutrition labs and sensory suite. You apply these practical skills to live briefs with commercial applications provided by our industrial partners, such as Morrisons and Cranswick PLC, as well as in optional placements.

You learn through

  • lectures, seminars and workshops
  • practical sessions
  • live projects
  • case studies
  • optional placements
  • academic research
  • dissertation

Course leaders and tutors Dr Leonardo Guevara - Senior Lecturer In Food Studies - Leonardo is a Senior Lecturer in the Food Subject Group in the Department of Service Sector Management at Sheffield Business School Applied learning

Work placements

This course involves an optional industry placement, which can run for six to twelve months. These provide you with valuable industry experience and contacts.

Live projects

In the professional and academic skills strand of this course you will apply your learning to academic research and commercial briefs. Examples include developing tasty healthy alternatives, understanding the impact of food labelling on consumers, developing a food product for a major food retailer partner or supporting local SMEs with food quality assurance systems.

Networking opportunities

With strong industry and alumni ties, placement opportunities and commercial briefs, this course provides ample opportunity for networking.

3. Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • food product development
  • food regulation and labelling
  • food industry policy
  • procurement and food supplier management
  • food quality management

4. Where will I study?

You study at City Campus


City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library ADSETTS LIBRARY

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • development kitchens
  • food and nutrition labs
  • sensory suite

5. Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree at 2:2 or above in a science or recognised equivalent qualification in science. For example, food science, nutrition, health and wellbeing, exercise science or biological sciences are all relevant disciplines.

Applicants with an honours degree in an alternative discipline and relevant work experience are considered on an individual basis.

We consider enquiries from those who have substantial experience working in relevant positions in the food industry or in nutrition related positions but do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite these potential students for an interview to discuss their particular background, experience and qualifications.

Work Experience Route

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent.

Non Work Experience Route

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

6. Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

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