Food Science MSc

The following modules are available in 2022/23 for Food Science MSc and are examples of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change. You will study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules

Physical Aspects of Food - 10 credits

Understanding the nature of food as a medium for chemical reactions and the effects of electrolytes, non-electrolytes, pH and dispersed phases on the structures and reactivities of food components. And examining in detail the mechanisms of non-enzymic browning, food additive-food component reactions, and methods of control.

Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety - 20 credits

Understanding of the important microbiological safety issues in food and the scientific basis of the key approaches used by the industry in order to minimize risk to consumers.

Food Processing - 20 credits

Investigating the principles underlying industrial food processing for preservation and conversion of food commodities.

Research Project - 80 credits 

Completing a laboratory research project or a computer based research project or a survey based project, gaining experience in the collation, analysis and presentation of scientific data, including the use of computer packages.

Colloid and Dairy Science - 10 credits

Exploring the principles and practice of colloid science with particular reference to the stability, structure and texture of dairy-based oil and water systems. 

Food Analysis - 10 credits

Analysing a food for major nutrients, and understand the limitations of the procedure and understanding chemical methods used to assess bioavailabilty with experience in some procedures to assess bioavailability.

Food Quality Assurance and Control - 10 credits

The monitoring and control of the quality and safety of foods during the food production process is an essential part of ensuring that the consumer receives food products that are not only safe to consume but quality both in terms of their sensory attributes and nutritional composition.

The full list of module information can be read in the course catalogue.