The structure of the assessment programme will allow students to focus on issues relevant to their interest.
The Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences, which teaches this course, also houses The Zero2Five Food Industry Centre. This is a globally recognised research and practice based centre supporting the activities of the food industry throughout the UK.
Sample Course Guide:
- Applied Research Methods & Design
- Food Technology & Biotechnology
- Global Sustainability & Environmental Management
- Food Safety Management
- Food Quality Management & Quality Assurance
- Food Product Conformity & Labelling
- Independent Study
A written dissertation is based on a project chosen by the student to reflect their interest in a specific field under supervision. All research projects are developed with the guidance of the programme director and an academic project supervisor, assigned based on the field of research undertaken.
Students are encouraged to initiate project ideas within areas of interest and/ or through existing networks. All ideas will be accompanied by discussions with academic staff, prior to commencement, to ensure projects are both viable and achievable.
The degree programme will be taught at the Cardiff Met Llandaff Campus, over one-year (three Terms).
- Term one – 12 weeks* teaching
- Term two – 10 weeks* teaching
- Term three – 2 weeks teaching*, followed by 3 weeks examinations
*Please note, term durations may alter slightly depending on when national holidays fall.
Learning & Teaching
Lectures are seen as opportunities for imparting key information and pointing students in a particular direction for further study. They are also intended to be interactive and debate is encouraged. Lectures are complemented by seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions as a means of helping students to develop analytical and critical appraisal skills.
There is a strong emphasis on applying the theoretical frameworks to problem-solving which reflects the applied nature of the programme, especially through practical sessions.
Students must possess intellectual, ethical, and emotional capabilities required to participate in the full curriculum and to achieve the levels of competence required by the programme.
It is University policy to take reasonable steps to make reasonable adjustments so as to enable student’s participation whist studying at Cardiff Met. Adjustments can be provided to minimise the impact of a disability; however, students will need to be able to participate in an independent manner in order to fulfil the learning objectives of the course.
A range of assessment methods is used. These include closed (or open) book examination, written assignments/ essays, practical report, presentations, along with a research project dissertation on a chosen topic for the MSc.
Employability & Careers
The programme provides the potential for graduates to progress within the food industry, retail, government or education. Our past students have found employment in some of the major UK retailers, local regional and international food manufacturers, food laboratories, various sectors of the Government and consultancy advisory roles.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
An honours degree in relevant science and/or technology subjects.
Under certain circumstances, applicants who do not possess a first degree, but who can demonstrate relevant industrial/professional experience in a cognate discipline will also be considered.
International applications are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
Written application which may be supplemented by an interview.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
If you are interested in using credit from another institution, or have obtained qualifications and/or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met, you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the RPL page.
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.
25% Alumni Discount:
The Cardiff Metropolitan University Alumni Discount is a 25 per cent reduction in tuition fees for Cardiff Met Alumni enrolling on taught postgraduate courses.
See if you are eligible.
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits
Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly.