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MSc Agri-food Technology

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Food Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Course

The globally important agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change, health, and wellbeing. This industry-guided programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to undertake technical and production management roles within this growing industry.

Students at Lincoln have the opportunity to study a variety of forward thinking topics such as advanced crop science, advanced food manufacturing, new product and process development, food safety and technical management, as well as commercial, operational, supply chain, and agile management.

Following the taught element of the programme, the course offers students a choice between a research project in industry or academia, where they will have the opportunity to make contacts and apply their knowledge in a real-life setting, or a six-month professional practice placement.

During the programme, students have the chance to visit agri-food industries to see the practical applications of their knowledge and hear from a series of guest speakers on sustainability in the food industry and agri-robotics. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

Career and Personal Development

This programme is designed to prepare students for a career in one of the world’s largest industries, agri-food. Agriculture companies, food manufacturers, producers, and retailers are large employers, as are government departments that develop food policy. Graduates may pursue careers in technical roles, marketing, distribution, plant supervision, and product development. They may also choose to form their own company, with the help of the University’s award-winning business support centre, Sparkhouse.

The University Careers and Employability team can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. Alumni can continue to receive support for 15 months after they graduate. This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation. The service works closely with local, national, and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

The module content typically covers the aspects of food innovation, product and process development and investigates the impact of new technologies for the formulation of healthy nutritional foods. The student considers critique and appraise the way in which food manufacturers develop new products to reflect customer, consumer and other market driver demands. The module considers the new food product development areas linked to health, nutrition, sensory science and emerging technologies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a First or second class honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification. We will consider applicants from non-related degrees, with relevant experience.