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Food and Drink Innovation MSc/ PGDip

Food and Drink Innovation MSc/ PGDip

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Management Of Change & Innovation Cookery

Course type


Course Summary

This course offers a unique postgraduate experience, specifically designed in discussion with industry bodies including Scotland Food and Drink, Skills Development Scotland, and Interface Food & Drink. As a postgraduate student, you’ll will work in mixed-discipline teams with other highly talented individuals to develop innovative solutions pertinent to challenges faced in the contemporary food and drink industry. Working closely with academic staff who are highly experienced in the food and drink industry and academic teaching, and under the guidance and mentorship of food and drink industry representatives, you’ll develop professional skills and knowledge relevant to the sector. Our brand new Food Innovation Centre includes a cutting edge food processing lab and specialist sensory suite. The suite includes a climate controlled environment and the latest digital teaching facilities. The lab houses a spray drier, extruder, micro-brewery, cheese vats, a rheometer, a freeze drier and much more. Careers: Food and drink in scotland's largest manufacturing sector. It generates £9.5 billion turn over per annum, employs over 360,000 people, and is key sector identified by the scottish government for growing the economy and expanding scotland's international competitive advantage. Students will also achieve PGDip award in this course.

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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 (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


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.