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CONSUMER/NUTRITIONMaster of Science in Food Systems (University of Reading - Queen's University of Belfast - University of Warsaw)

University of Reading
United Kingdom, Reading
Tuition fee €16,500 per year

The participation fee covers tuition fees for participating universities, mandatory travel during a semester (e. g. for off-site modules & activities) and participation in joint modules & activities (e. g. Summer School, Graduate Conference). It does not cover travel from one partner university to the next between semesters.

Overview

Semester 1 – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
Semester 2 – Food integrity of the supply chains. Applied and advanced systems for food control – Queen’s University of Belfast
Semester 3 – Food System Management: Building Responsible, Consumer-Centric Organisations and Value Chains – University of Warsaw
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Reading

Programme structure

Semester 1 – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
The track will focus on an individual’s nutritional needs and requirements, considering how dietary interventions could be developed, based on knowledge of personalised data, such as phenotype (measurable physical and biological traits, e.g. BMI, cholesterol level) and genotype. The track will be taught from the viewpoint of the scientific evidence basis that links diet to health at a population level as well as an individual basis. It will provide students with an understanding of the physiological, biochemical and molecular genetic basis of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, to provide them with an understanding of topical issues in nutritional sciences and how this relates to the consumer.

Semester 2 – Food integrity of the supply chains. Applied and advanced systems for food control – Queen’s University of Belfast
This track will cover from the environment to the consumer with an emphasis on incorporating new innovations with emerging technologies and how to design those get approval and acceptance for implementation.

Semester 3 – Food System Management: Building Responsible, Consumer-Centric Organisations and Value Chains – University of Warsaw
The track Food System Management: Building Responsible, Consumer-Centric Organisations and Value Chains is offered for those who want to not only invent and develop innovative solutions for the food sector, but they are also determined to have an impact on the development and commercialization of them. It can be treated either as the main profile of education or a perfect complement to any other profile. The goal of the track is to educate a person with an entrepreneurial and responsible mindset who can identify market needs and opportunities, and manage projects generating customer value.

The track has been prepared so that students, regardless of whether they had previously dealt with the theory and practice of management, were able to explore knowledge and develop skills in this discipline. The three designed modules cover the most crucial areas related to organisation management and the value chain. The first module will even out the level of students’ knowledge of management methods and techniques and will provide opportunity to broaden the knowledge in the area of innovation management and supply chain management. The second module will bring the customers’ perspective to the students, so that the innovations created by them would reflect the needs of their future users and would successfully be commercialized. The third module focuses on managerial skills and a teamwork. This is where the profile of a responsible leader would be shaped; somebody capable of predicting the consequences of his decisions and flexible to find himself in a team work with various personalities.

Key words: management, marketing, leadership

Other key words: business, supply chain, value chain, logistics, consumer behaviour, entrepreneurial skills, leadership, team building, project management
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Reading

Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application deadline
Mar 30, 2020 23:59
Europe/Brussels time

Deadline applies to applicants who are citizens of a country outside the European Union (non-EU)

Notes
Soon online
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2020
Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
This intake is not applicable
Notes
Soon online
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application deadline
Mar 30, 2020 23:59
Europe/Brussels time

Deadline applies to applicants who are citizens of a country outside the European Union (non-EU)

Notes
Soon online
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2020
Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
This intake is not applicable
Notes
Soon online
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States