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Food Bioscience MSc Glasgow Caledonian University




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In this course, you will explore the fascinating world of food science and gain the skills for a rewarding career. Whether by ensuring high standards in food safety, innovating preservation techniques, or boosting nutrition in kids’ favourite foods, there are so many ways for food scientists to make a positive impact and support the common good.

The curriculum puts science first and educates students on the classical aspects of food science. This course involves: Understand the inner workings of the food industry; Learn what you’ll need to know to succeed in a food industry career; Develop independent investigative skills through a laboratory-based research project. Plus, with an independent research project that supports your individual interests and career goals, you’ll build both practical skills and specialised expertise.

The department is home to a UKAS-accredited food science laboratory that supports practical investigation and real-world impact, contributing to the common good in our field and our community. Our well-regarded faculty pursue a wide range of food science research: Food microbiology; Food chemistry and composition; Food texture and properties; Food product development; Carbohydrate biosynthesis; Chemical and physical aspects of food; Nutritional properties.

As an expert in food science with practical, career-focused training, your job prospects will be excellent. Graduates can find work in a variety of areas, including food manufacturing, food processing, new product development and research, food safety process development, quality assurance and marketing. This is the only MSc in Food Bioscience in Scotland accredited by the IFST Institute for Food Science & Technology.

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills. Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Food Bioscience MSc.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£12,980.00 (12,06,080) per year

Fees are subject to change

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12 Sep, 18 Sep, 17 Sep, 16 Sep


Glasgow Caledonian University

City Campus,

Cowcaddens Road,


Glasgow, City Of,

G4 0BA, Scotland

Entry requirement for international students

Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

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