We use cookies to ensure the best user experience and to serve tailored advertising. To learn more about our cookies and how to manage them, please visit our cookie policy

I AGREE
Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.

I'M FROM

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LIVING IN

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LOOKING FOR

  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Writtle University College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is Postharvest Technology?

Post harvest Technology is concerned with the research in to and application of new and advanced systems and processes to ensure that harvested crops receive the appropriate treatments from cropping through to sale to ensure waste is minimised. It is an increasingly important and expanding industry which requires technically aware graduates.

Environmental concerns are now a major consideration of all aspects of production and supply chain. Worldwide postharvest losses can account for up to half of production; it is vital that supermarkets and their supply chains reduce their carbon footprint, both in terms of the impact on the economy and the environment. The industries providing the packaging, grading, storage and transport of fresh produce are actively seeking graduates who have an awareness and understanding of the issues involved.

About the Course

Students studying at Writtle University College will have access to the Postharvest Unit which undertakes research and trials in conjunction with commercial companies.

This provides the opportunity to study a range of crops and investigate at an advanced level the techniques used for postharvest handling and the underlying mechanisms which determine and limit these techniques.

Students will also examine crop growing using resources at the University and through visits to growers, so they develop an understanding of the supply chain from the field through to sale. Together with visiting speakers from industry, this develops students' awareness of the latest trends and research in industry. The teaching staff have developed close links with industry on a worldwide basis and research and consultancy work is used to underpin the curriculum.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Writtle University College

  • Campus address

    Writtle University College, Writtle, CM1 3RR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 20 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    119 79%

    15th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40 40%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    12th

    2

Suggested courses

University of Strathclyde
SIMILAR RANKING

Technology Ventures with Design Engineering

University of Strathclyde

Agriculture & Forestry league table

14
Loughborough University
MOST VIEWED

Renewable Energy Systems Technology MSc

Loughborough University

University league table

6

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?

SUBMIT

Thanks for your feedback!