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Sensory and Analytical Science of Food and Drink Products MSc by Research, MPhil, PhD

Abertay University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Abertay University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUN-21, OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This is a potential research degree area, subject to the approval of the University. If you are interested in undertaking a research degree in this area.

The food and drink industry is extremely important to the UK/Scottish economy and Abertay research within the Division of Engineering and Food Science is at the forefront of new developments and knowledge transfer in food innovation and sustainability.

Current research projects cover a range of food science and technology topics. These include: evaluation of novel yeasts for whisky fermentations, legumes as sustainable raw materials for foods and beverages, non-thermal food preservation processes, ultasound extraction of food bioactives, Maillard reaction products, food antioxidants, E-cigarette emissions, sensory science using electromyography and chemistry of oak maturation of spirits.

Experts in the Division are also researching aspects of human nutrition and public health and have been contributing to Scottish Government policy on food and dietary issues specifically pertaining to Scotland.

We collaborate closely with industry and external research institutes and have excellent laboratory and pilot plant facilities for research and new product development, together with a state-of-the art sensory suite for consumer evaluation of novel food and drink products.

Our research degrees

You have the option of studying an MSc by Research, an MPhil or a PhD.

When deciding which degree is right for you, you should consider the level of commitment required, the duration, cost and your career aspirations.

That being said, our research degrees are flexible. You can begin an MSc or an MPhil and then seek to transfer to a PhD without having to start your project all over again. You can also switch from full-time to part-time study, and vice versa.

MSc by Research

The award of Master of Science by Research (MSc by Research) demonstrates a practical ability to undertake research studies, a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or the application of original thought.

How long is an MSc by Research?

If you are studying full-time, you will be expected to complete the award in 12 months. The minimum period to receive this award is 10 months and the maximum is 14 months.

If you are studying part-time, you will be expected to complete the award in 24 months. The minimum period to receive this award on a part-time basis is 20 months and the maximum is 28 months.

Application deadline

30/04/21, 31/08/21

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,750per year

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

University information

Abertay University

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 1HG, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 103 24

    12th out of 34 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    151 66%

    27th

    52
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    79th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 88%

    4th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    142 72%

    6th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.47 89%

    2nd

    27

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