Food Science - MRes

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Why study this course?

Our Food Science MRes degree is a year-long, 180-credit degree that will help you to conduct your own research and introduce you to the practice of teaching in higher education.

You'll conduct a research project in an area of food science of your choosing. You'll also gain experience of teaching and learning in higher education - this includes spending 120 hours shadowing teachers and assisting them with their teaching of food science modules at the University.

More about this course

Our Food Science MRes degree course will help you in working on a self-directed programme of research, supported by a London Met lecturer who is an expert in the field.

Our Food Science MRes will give you the opportunity to research areas such as food analysis, food microbiology, safety, food safety, quality management, food preservation, fermentation and new product development. The research project will focus on one of these areas, but cross-discipline research projects and food industry linked ideas are also encouraged.

Your supervisor will be able to advise you on career development and the relevant professional bodies to help support progression in your chosen field. You will be encouraged and supported to attend at least one relevant conference and produce at least one publishable paper.


Assessment will be primarily focussed on the MRes thesis. Other modules will contain a range of assessments including essays, presentations, log books, work experience and exams.

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a minimum upper second-class degree in a relevant subject area as your MRes project topic
  • an application and interview will be required

Modular structure

Example modules include:

  • Advanced Project Skills
  • Research and statistics
  • Project HE
  • Work placement
  • Facilitating Student Learning (FSL)

After the course

This course will serve as an excellent foundation to find your way in the food sector.

Upon completing the Food Science MRes you could pursue postgraduate study such as MPhil or PhD. This degree could propel you towards becoming a lecturer, a graduate teaching assistant, an associate lecturer or choosing a career in research. You could also work in professional research settings, private clinics, professional sports teams and organisations.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

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Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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