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PhD Food Manufacturing and Technology

PhD Food Manufacturing and Technology

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Food Technology Food Manufacture / Processing (Industrial)

Course type


Course Summary

In this course you will have access to specialist equipment and have the opportunity to conduct in-depth research in an area of interest to you. Research conducted by postgraduate students in the Centre has often had immediate practical application in improving safety, quality and efficiency in food manufacturing. Previous research projects have included food safety, packaging and seal integrity, and resource efficiency of vegetable processing. The University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing is an internationally recognised provider of education and research in the food manufacturing and technology sector. Academics who have occupied senior roles in industry will be available to supervise and advise you throughout your study and independent research. Particular areas of research expertise in the Centre include food chemistry, microbiology, product development, quality and safety systems and technical management. A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic to a group of academics. You are also expected to demonstrate how your research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding. Career and Personal Development: The PhD can prepare graduates for a career where applied research and development form important elements of the job description. It may be especially relevant for careers in food product and process development, in industry, as well as in research institutes.

Different course options

Full time | University of Lincoln | 2 years | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


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 need to have a First or second class honours degree in a pure or applied science or engineering.