Food Science and Nutrition MSci Hons

Food Science and Nutrition MSci Hons

Master degree
48 months
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Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £23,760
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

Build your skill set with this integrated masters degree which provides an additional year of study to gain valuable research and project management skills. Through studying the relationship between nutrients and human metabolism you will gain an understanding of dietary-related disease states such as coronary heart disease and obesity. Become uniquely placed to understand the nature of raw ingredients and the impact of processing and storage on nutritional value and food quality including colour, flavour and texture. Concepts explained in lectures come alive in practical classes and in food processing facility, where you will make a range of food products and explore the reasons for the dramatic changes that occur during processing and cooking. Develop transferable skills such as teamwork and problem solving. In small teams, you will actively work together to solve food product-related problems as presented in industry based scenarios. Study abroad There are a variety of study abroad opportunities from a semester to a whole year. Year in industry Students apply for a placement during year two of the degree programme. University of Nottingham's reputation ensures that it maintain good contacts with food companies ranging from multinational food manufacturers like PepsiCo and Mondelez to leading food retailers such as Sainsbury’s, M&S and Tesco.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



A levels: AAB-ABB,to include two science subjects from chemistry, biology, maths and physics (chemistry recommended); or one science and one science-related subject such as applied science, food technology, economics, geography and psychology. GCSE Maths, 5 (B) or above, and English 4 (C) or above. English language requirements IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element) Foundation year - a foundation year is available for this course. Science Foundation Certificate International students only International students (non-EU) who do not have the required qualifications or grades to go directly onto an undergraduate degree course, may be interested in the Science Foundation Certificate delivered through The University of Nottingham International College. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met. Science with Foundation Year Home, EU and international students If you have achieved high grades in your A levels (or equivalent qualifications) but do not meet the current subject entry requirements for direct entry to your chosen undergraduate course, you may be interested in one year science foundation programme. Applicants must also demonstrate good grades in previous relevant science subjects to apply. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met.

Career opportunities

The food and drink industry is Europe's largest manufacturing industry – employing half a million people in the UK alone. A wide range of career options are available to graduates, including: nutritionist and food labelling advisor product or process technologist (manufacturing or retail) new product development quality assurance technologist specifications technologist commercial and manufacturing options eg raw materials buyer, production manager, operations improvement government agencies with responsibility for food standards, labelling laws or environmental health The MSci course is designed to provide you with key skills and experience to make you ideally placed for pursuing a career in research and development (see above) or embarking on a postgraduate research degree (PhD). The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2017, High Fliers Research).

Campus location

Nottingham , United Kingdom