MSC Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development - Part Time
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9am - 5pm
MSC in Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development
PART-TIME - FOOD AND NUTRITION
This course prepares you for a career within the food sector, specialising in food product development, food consumer marketing or retailing roles.
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
- Develop a broad knowledge and scientific understanding of the principles for developing and preserving, managing food development and quality and commercial product management
- Develop managerial skills, practical skills and behaviour change theories relevant to the food sector
- Benefit from the University's approach to employability
- Opt to spend a year on an international placement
This course has been designed to prepare masters students to work in the international food supply industry. You will gain an understanding of how food can be preserved throughout the distribution chain to ensure the supply, marketing and distribution of safe, wholesome food.
'The course was a great experience for me. It strengthened my food tech background, and introduced me to food marketing as well as the complex UK retail market. It's been a valuable addition to my career.'
Muslem Diraneyya, MSc Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development, 2017 graduate
2. How you learn
YOUR LECTURER'S VIEW
Watch course leader Dr Leonardo Guevara talk about this course.
You will build a broad knowledge of food processing and safety, product development, business to business and consumer marketing and the food chain. You also have opportunities to develop managerial and technical skills relevant to the food sector.
You learn through:
- work-related learning
- group work
- learning sets
- consultancy projects
- peer feedback
- personal reflection
- mentor scheme
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
The work-related learning module gives you a valuable insight into the roles of process or product development technologists, or product account technologists, and the importance of continuing professional development. It also allows you to practically apply the skills you learn during the course.
The placement is an additional opportunity for you to develop your practical skills, either in the UK or abroad. You are supported in securing a placement through a series of employability workshops offered by specialist academic staff. There is also a dedicated postgraduate placement team who manage placement opportunities.
All students will have access to a mentor scheme within the work related activities. Working with a mentor will enable students to understand and critically analyse the range of opportunities available to them.
The work-related learning opportunities, visiting guest lectures, work experience opportunities and mentor scheme all demonstrate the industry engagement available to you.
The course is designed and delivered by an industry-experienced team of academic staff, with an international focus as it attracts students from all around the world.
3. Future careers
This course prepares you for a career in
- technical management
- product development
- product management in the food supply, food manufacturing, food retailing or food service sectors
- food safety
- food analysis
- food manufacturing
- quality assurance
- risk assessment management
- potential progression to PhD
- food consumer and market research
- food merchandising and marketing
- consumer insight
- food innovation
4. Where will I study?
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- bespoke software packages
- mentor scheme
- modern kitchens
- specialist equipment
5. Entry requirements
Normally one of the following in a relevant subject
• an honours degree, 2.2 or above
• an equivalent recognised qualification
• an HND with significant relevant industrial experience
Relevant subjects include • business • science • social science • a food related discipline
In exceptional circumstances we consider candidates without formal qualifications who demonstrate the necessary experience, intellect and motivation. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
Work Experience Route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in all skills.
Non Work Experience Route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in all skills.
If your English language skill is currently below the required level we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
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.