Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development with Work Experience (Taught)

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Please also note, this course is now closed for international applications. We are still accepting home applications at this time. Course summary:

  • Develop a broad knowledge and scientific understanding of the principles for developing and preserving, managing food development and quality and commercial product management
  • Develop managerial skills, practical skills and behaviour change theories relevant to the food sector
  • Benefit from the University's approach to employability
  • Opt to spend a year on an international placement
This course has been designed to prepare masters students to work in the international food supply industry. You will gain an understanding of how food can be preserved throughout the distribution chain to ensure the supply, marketing and distribution of safe, wholesome food. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You will build a broad knowledge of food processing and safety, product development, business to business and consumer marketing and the food chain. You also have opportunities to develop managerial and technical skills relevant to the food sector. You learn through:
  • work-related learning
  • group work
  • learning sets
  • consultancy projects
  • research
  • peer feedback
  • personal reflection
  • mentor scheme
  • coursework
  • essays
  • reports
Applied learning - Work placements The work-related learning module gives you a valuable insight into the roles of process or product development technologists, or product account technologists, and the importance of continuing professional development. It also allows you to practically apply the skills you learn during the course. The placement is an additional opportunity for you to develop your practical skills, either in the UK or abroad. You are supported in securing a placement through a series of employability workshops offered by specialist academic staff. There is also a dedicated postgraduate placement team who manage placement opportunities. Live projects All students will have access to a mentor scheme within the work related activities. Working with a mentor will enable students to understand and critically analyse the range of opportunities available to them. Networking opportunities The work-related learning opportunities, visiting guest lectures, work experience opportunities and mentor scheme all demonstrate the industry engagement available to you. The course is designed and delivered by an industry-experienced team of academic staff, with an international focus as it attracts students from all around the world.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Business And Management Strategy Developing Food Concepts And Products Dissertation Food Chain Food Marketing Food Processing Safety And Quality Management Research Methods Work Related Learning Year 2 - Compulsory modules MSc Placement

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • AACSB International

Entry requirements

Normally one of the following in a relevant subject: • an honours degree, 2.2 or above • an equivalent recognised qualification • an HND with significant relevant industrial experience Relevant subjects include: business, science, social science, a food related discipline. In exceptional circumstances we consider candidates without formal qualifications who demonstrate the necessary experience, intellect and motivation. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more Work Experience Route If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in all skills. Non Work Experience Route If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in all skills. If your English language skill is currently below the required level we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here
Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development with Work Experience at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS