Food Science & Technology - MSc/PgD 

Course Overview

The programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in a range of sectors. The programme combines theoretical studies and practical elements, which can be applied in the modern food and nutrition environment.

Course Content

There are two main streams for this MSc, one focuses on Food Safety & Technology, the other on Nutrition & Policy Studies.

The structure of the assessment programme will allow students to focus on issues relevant to their interest.

The Cardiff School of Health Sciences, which teaches this course, also houses The Food Industry Centre. This is both a research and practice based centre supporting the activities of the food industry throughout the UK, especially in Wales.

Modules offered as a guide:
• Biochemistry & Food Analysis
• Food Technology & Biotechnology
• Research Methods
• Food Safety Management
• Food Quality Management
• Human Nutrition
• Current Issues in Nutrition
• Dissertation

Career Potential

The programme provides the potential for graduates to progress within the food industry, undertake research in food science and technology or nutrition, or to work in other areas of nutrition such as health promotion and policy studies.

Entry Requirements

BSc in Food Science/Technology or relevant honours degree in science. Mature students who do not possess a first degree, but who can demonstrate relevant industrial/professional experience will also be considered. 

Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff

Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Course Length:
One year full-time or two years part-time

A range of assessment methods are used. These include closed (or open) book examination, written assignments/ essays, practical report plus a dissertation on a chosen research topic for the MSc.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at

Selection Procedure:
Written application which may be supplemented by an interview.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Dr Ara Kanekanian:
Tel: 029 2041 6449

See Also:
Cardiff School of Health Sciences Website