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School of Biosciences
Food manufacture is one of the world's largest industries. The PGDip Food Production Management is an exciting and challenging degree that equips science and engineering graduates for a career in production or technical management in this industry.
You will acquire a basic knowledge of the special factors associated with food processing and food quality assurance. You will also be equipped with management skills that will enable you to contribute to this industry in both the developed and developing worlds.
A feature of the course is the strong interaction with the food industry. There will be an opportunity to visit a number of food factories and speakers from industry will make a significant contribution to the course. Many of the research projects will involve links with industry.
Starch and Lipid Processing CentreEPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in FoodNational Centre for Macromolecular HydrodynamicsFood and Biofuel Innovation Centre Sensory Science CentreFood and Feed Analysis Consultancy and Training Service Microbiology Investigation CentreInternational Centre for Brewing Science
The PGDip requires 120 credits for completion. The course is the same as the masters degree, without the research project module (60 credits). Please see this page for details The PGDip Food Production Management is delivered on a full-time basis over nine months to one year or part-time over 18 months to two years. The course normally commences at the beginning of October.
As a PGDip student, you may have the opportunity to progress to the MSc Food Production Management if you reach a certain pass mark during your studies.
The programme is taught at the University's Sutton Bonington Campus, 20km south of Nottingham. Sutton Bonington is an easy bus or car journey to University Park Campus and Nottingham city, with free bus service connections between campuses. Two other major UK cities, Derby and Leicester are nearby. East Midlands International Airport is 7Km away, plus there are fast rail links to London close by.
Modules taken on this course can be viewed on the masters course page.
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.
The Graduate School website at The University of Nottingham provides more information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.
The International Office provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, scholarships, external sources of funding and working during your studies.
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Food manufacture is one of the world’s largest industries, offering a broad range of career opportunities to science and engineering graduates in production or technical management within this industry.
The course is ideally suited to those wishing to pursue careers in food companies, eg quality assurance manager and sensory scientist, as well as those planning to advance to higher research degree (PhD) study.
In 2015, 97% of postgraduates in the School of Biosciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation.* *Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates, 2014/15.
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.
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