Teesside University
Food Processing Engineering MSc
Teesside University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our MSc Food Processing Engineering is an ideal launchpad for graduates seeking careers in the thriving food and drink industry - an industry which is facing particularly acute skills shortages with excellent employability prospects for suitably skilled graduates.

The food and drink sector is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK delivering 18% of the UK's total output by value. Tasked by government and the Food and Drink Federation with achieving 20% growth in productivity by 2020, the industry is developing innovative solutions to increase productivity, reduce waste and energy usage, and introduce more efficient manufacturing to reduce costs and drive competitive advantage. Offering both full-time and part-time study modes, this course is accessible to recent graduates and to those in employment wishing to qualify to MSc level. The blended learning methodologies used in delivering the course means that employers seeking to upskill and retain their best employees can do so with minimum time off work.

Teesside University is highly praised for its links with local and national industries and businesses such as Marlow Foods (Quorn), SK Chilled Foods and Sainsbury’s. The University is committed to integrating with industry in the Tees Valley and has a record of producing employment-ready problem solvers and innovators. This postgraduate programme embeds key transferable skills, visits to industry and talks from industrial speakers relevant to the food and drink industries. You may also be interested in our MSc Food Science and Biotechnology.

Visit Teesside University’s website for more information, including details for January entry.

Your assessments test subject knowledge, independent thought and skills. They are robust, equitable and manageable and incorporate formative and summative assessments. These particular assessments have been selected to match the learning outcomes. There are: exams, oral presentations, technical interviews, technical reports, laboratory reports, literature surveys, evaluations and summaries and the dissertation or thesis. You are presented with an assessment schedule with details of the submission deadlines for summative assessments.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Food Processing Engineering, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Applicants should normally have a good honours degree (2.2 or above) from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject. Examples of suitable subjects include any life or physical science, engineering or mathematics. Other subjects may be acceptable - contact us to check your eligibility. Non-UK students must also meet the University's minimum English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Food Processing Engineering MSc

EU £6500 year 1
England UK £6500 year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 year 1
Scotland £6500 year 1
Wales £6500 year 1
International £13000 year 1

Additional fee information

Visit Teesside University’s website for information on fees, funding and scholarships.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Teesside University

Founded in 1929, Teesside University is located in the large town of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. Teeside invests significantly in research, and in its themed research centres for: Sustainable Engineering, Social Innovation, Biosciences, Public Health, Digital Innovation, Rehabilitation, Applied Psychological Science and Culture and Creativity. For students who are keen on sports, there is also a wide variety of modern installations to satisfy your exercise needs.

Student composition of Teesside University

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