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Melvin Holmes

Lecturer in Food Processing

"My primary research interests lie in the use of partial and ordinary differential equations to model physical systems, for example, heat transfer during processing methods, electromagnetic microwave models and thermoacoustics and using the models to gain an insight into the complex interactions that occur in real systems."
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Food science and nutrition masters degrees

Our food science and nutrition masters courses are based on the latest research, and aim to prepare you for a successful career in the food and nutrition industry.

Our courses develop your skills across food management, nutrition, diet and health, food quality and safety, manufacturing and retail.

Our food science and nutrition masters programmes

Research-based courses

All our courses are influenced by current research, making sure that your food science and nutrition education is as up-to-date as possible.

Every member of our teaching team is actively engaged in research.

We’re proud to say that in the latest Research Excellence Framework, the majority of our work was rated as ‘internationally leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Helping you advance your food and nutrition career

We have strong connections with the food and nutrition industry, and make sure that our masters degree courses meet the needs of employers. 

This means that when you graduate, you’ll be well placed to enjoy a successful career in the food and nutrition industry.

You’ll have the chance to take part in industrial visits, which provide first-hand experience of food manufacturing process and relate course theory to industrial practice.

Great food science and nutrition facilities

Our School of Food Science and Nutrition has its very own building on campus. 

It has several labs, supported by skilled technical experts, helping you to reproduce industrial methods of food processing, as well as developing, testing and analysing new food products. 

Our food science building also has easy access to the University’s main lecture theatres and computer rooms, as well as its own common room.

Hear from our students

Student profile

Elizabeth Hernandez Zenil

MSc Food Science and Nutrition

"The amount of people from different nationalities and cultural on the course has helped enrich the experience by broadening the view into how different countries address issues related to food science and nutrition."