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Agri-food Technology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Crop Husbandry Animal Husbandry Technology

Course type


Course Summary

This course aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge and expertise to undertake technical and production management roles in the globally important agri-food sector. The agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change and health and well-being. Students will have the opportunity to study areas such as advanced crop science, advanced food manufacturing, new product and process development, food safety & technical management, as well as commercial, operational, supply chain and agile management. Students will also have access to industry-relevant specialist technologies and new equipment at both the University of Lincoln’s food and agricultural campuses, the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at Holbeach, and at Riseholme Park. There will be the chance to undertake a research project either in industry or academia, which provides an opportunity to apply new knowledge in a real-life setting. This will also allow students the opportunity to make invaluable contacts with potential employers prior to completing the course. This course is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). IFST is the UK’s leading professional body for food science and technology. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

Career and Personal Development: This programme is designed to prepare you for a career in the world’s biggest industry, agri-food. Agriculture companies, food manufacturers, producers and retailers are large employers, as are government departments which develop food policy. You may advance your career in technical, marketing, distribution, plant supervision and product development. You may also choose to form your own company, with the support of the University of Lincoln Enterprise hub. The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The agri-food industry is the UK's largest industry and offers challenging careers at all levels. Careers in Food Business Management are continuing to develop in a dynamic and consumer focused food industry. The food supply chain extends from farmer to processor to retailer and the consumer. This module typically examines these important business links and relationships, and provides career opportunities encompassing the effective management and development of these key stages in the food supply chain. This Master?s degree course has been designed to ensure students possess the key skills required to operate effectively as managers in the food supply industry. New entrants to the food industry must be capable of managing change in a competitive global market place and participating in the professional development of staff in the industry. Career prospects may include a range of managerial posts in areas such as retailing, purchasing, distribution and logistics, along with research, consultancy and lecturing opportunities. Postgraduates might develop the skills enabling them to make strategic decisions, analyse problems, provide solutions, develop action plans and effectively manage resources.

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 or equivalent overseas qualification. We will consider applicants from non-related degrees, with relevant experience.