Food Manufacturing Management and Sustainability at University of Lincoln - UCAS

University of Lincoln

Degree level: Postgraduate

Food Manufacturing Management and Sustainability (Taught)

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Course summary

The industry-guided MSc in Food Manufacturing Management and Sustainability has been developed in collaboration with food and drink industry practitioners and businesses. The programme offers the opportunity to develop and expand expert knowledge and practical skills in food manufacturing, sustainability and sustainable technologies, and innovation, all of which will underpin management and leadership capability when seeking to advance food and drink sector initiatives. The course introduces significant and recent food trends across the supply chain, providing both a UK and international focus. The core modules are intended to address developments throughout food manufacturing and highlight how proper management can support manufacturing, innovation, and sustainability. Students have the opportunity to develop an extensive knowledge of food security and processing technologies, and develop a specialism in seafood, meat and dairy, or cereals and fresh produce. Other exciting and cutting-edge topics that students at Lincoln have the opportunity to study include smart food processing and intralogistics, future food innovation, and leading sustainable businesses in a global context. The programme takes a holistic, wide-ranging approach to food manufacturing and sustainability, acknowledging the need to optimise performance and quality in the food supply chain, to prepare students for opportunities across the internationally broad and fast-moving sector. Following the taught element of the programme, students will undertake a research project to apply their knowledge in a real-life setting. The programme is primarily delivered at our Lincoln Brayford Campus with some travel required to the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) in Holbeach, which is based approximately 50 miles south of Lincoln. Transport is provided between the two campuses for timetabled programme delivery. Weekly contact hours on this programme vary depending on the structure of individual modules and the stage of study. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent work, exploring the material covered in practicals, lectures, and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study. Visits to exhibitions and events, masterclasses delivered by industry professionals, and visits to industry sites are just some examples of opportunities that may be available to students throughout the course.

Entry requirements

Typically, applicants are required to have, as a minimum, a lower second (2:2) class honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification. Students' undergraduate backgrounds may be in a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, food science and technology, biology, agri-food, supply chain management, food operations, and sustainability. If you are unsure if your background is suitable, please get in touch with the Programme Leader. We will consider applicants from non-related degrees with relevant experience. Vocational and professional qualifications will also be considered. Applicants on this route will benefit from having a minimum of 2 years' food/drink industry experience and having been employed in a managerial or supervisory role in food manufacturing or a related industry. GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above are required. Equivalents, including Functional Skills Level 2 or IELTS, are accepted.

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Food Manufacturing Management and Sustainability at University of Lincoln - UCAS