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Food and Drink Innovation MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Food Packaging Food Science

Course type


Course Summary

This course offers students an extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding of a chosen specialism within food and drink innovation. It offers a unique postgraduate experience, specifically designed in discussion with industry bodies - Scotland Food and Drink, Skills Development Scotland, and Interface Food and Drink. As postgraduate students, highly talented individuals will work in mixed-discipline teams to develop innovative solutions pertinent to challenges faced in the contemporary food and drink industry. During the course of your studies you will ultimately be expected to demonstrate applied excellence in your specialist area, as well as professionalism, flexibility, the ability to adapt in team working situations, and creativity and innovation towards product development. This intensive programme will expose you to a breadth of practice encountered in the food and drink industry, ideally preparing you for an exciting and creative career in a vibrant and expanding sector. To drive sector growth, product development and export, the industry requires creative professionals from a range of discipline and experiential backgrounds, with experience in developing innovative solutions for industry. Scotland must boost its capacity and capability to innovate in our increasingly complex, interconnected, dynamic and globally competitive world. The MSc can provide the necessary grounding for a career in the food and drink industry – it gives students real exposure to industry professionals and development practice at an advanced level.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module you will learn how to critically appraise the science and research underpinning food packaging and sustainability development within the industry; Design and evaluate an “ideal” food packaging solution, considering the food product itself (composition, quality and safety) and sustainability. Critically evaluate current sustainability issues related to food packaging. Discuss consumer attitudes and behaviours towards food waste and food packaging.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must hold an honours degree at 2.2 (lower second class) or better in a suitable subject such as: biosciences, chemistry, science, product design, engineering, food, nutrition or consumer science degree, computing, marketing, or business.