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Holbeach

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FDSRESMS

MSc by Research Food Science

Develop your knowledge, understanding, and expertise in your chosen field of food science research.

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1 year

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Holbeach

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FDSRESMS

Dr Bukola Onarinde - Academic Contact

Dr Bukola Onarinde - Academic Contact

Dr Bukola Onarinde has over 10 years of experience of industrial research collaboration on projects funded by IUK, BBSRC, FSA, Research England Development Fund, ERDF, food industries, retailers, and international organisations. Bukola has conducted research in collaboration with industries processing/manufacturing fresh produce, mushroom, potatoes, meat, savoury snacks, bakery products, canned foods, nuts and seeds and food processing equipment. Bukola's research interests lie in the area of food safety, food microbiology, molecular biology, supply chain appraisal, food analysis, food chemistry, and food product reformulation.

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Welcome to MSc by Research Food Science

This MSc by Research in Food Science at University of Lincoln's National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) provides graduates with the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding, and expertise in their chosen field of food science research.

Students will be provided with the opportunity to study the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food; the causes of food deterioration; and the concepts underlying food processing. Students can gain the experience of applying chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, engineering to the study of food to improve the safety, nutrition, wholesomeness, and availability of food. They can develop broad skills in relevant areas of food analysis, food chemistry, food microbiology, product development, quality and safety systems, food manufacturing robotics and automation, sustainability, and technical management.

Depending on their area of specialisation, students can develop ways to process, preserve, package, and /or store food according to industry and government specifications and regulations. A key aspect of the research experience will be exposure to the broad sweep of today's food science research.

The NCFM's research clusters into the following fields: Food Analysis/Microbiology/Chemistry; Food Manufacturing Robotics and Automation; and Food Insights and Sustainability.

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of students' time will be spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisors, however the regularity of these will vary depending on their own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and the stage of programme.

Research Areas and Topics

The flexible nature of this Master's provides students with the opportunity to undertake research in an area that interests them or is relevant to their current employment.

NCFM's research expertise include food chemistry, microbiology, product development, quality and safety systems, food manufacturing robotics and automation, sustainability, and technical management.

Research conducted by postgraduate students in the Centre has had practical applications in improving safety, quality, and efficiency in food manufacturing. Previous research project areas have included food safety and quality assurance, sensory analysis, packaging systems, food manufacturing technologies, resource efficiency, process automation, and robotic applications.

Details of individual past and current projects can be found at: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/holbeach/research/projects/ and https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/holbeach/research/.

How you are assessed

A research degree is usually awarded based on the quality a student's thesis and their ability in an oral examination (Viva Voce) to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic to a group of academics. Students are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills

How to Apply and Interviews

To apply for this course you will need to submit an application through our online application system:

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As part of the application process for the MSc by Research Food Science you will be invited for a 20-30 minute interview to discuss your academic background, your chosen research project topic, and any questions you may have.

Postgraduate Research Enrolment

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May. In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

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