University of Lincoln’s Holbeach Campus

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DID YOU KNOW THAT……… Approximately 95% of jobs advertised in the food industry are in food manufacturing?(Technical and Quality Management).


Our MSc in Food Manufacturing and Technical Management program is distinctive and unique in that it provides strong theoretical concepts and methodological grounding in a state-of-the art facility, located in a region that is home to many food manufacturing businesses. It is an innovative programme which integrates science, technology, business and management. It equips students with the expertise and ability to undertake management roles in the food processing and manufacturing industries.

Programme Content

  • Advanced Food Manufacturing
  • Applications of Food Science
  • Business Improvement and Lean Manufacturing
  • Food Safety and Microbiology
  • Quality Assurance and Technical Management
  • Food Innovation and Product Development
  • Research Methodology and Project Management
  • Business and Financial Management
  • Research Project

The course utilizes the excellent processing facilities of the University’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing (situated at the University’s Holbeach Campus). Students are exposed to the regional food manufacturing industries due to the close relationships which the University has established with the local food industries

Holbeach is the University of Lincoln’s specialist campus for the food manufacturing sector. Strategically situated in South Lincolnshire, the campus serves the UK’s largest concentration of food manufacturing businesses located in the East Midlands and Eastern regions.

The Holbeach Campus has a wide range of facilities to support learning:

Extensive library facilities, with up to date reference books, journals and industry magazines, as  well as an extensive range of e-books

ICT suite with access to computers allowing independent research and study

All classrooms are equipped with SMART boards and are housed in a modern setting Analytical laboratories, supported by experienced technicians, equipped with gas chromatography, HPLC, NIR etc.

Test kitchen and sensory suite  Academic staff have experience in senior positions in industry  Technical training centre and processing laboratory equipped with state of the art manufacturing plant  including automated fresh food lines and robotic case packing, within a real factory setting

Career Opportunities

This programme is ideal if you wish to develop a career in food manufacturing and technical management. There are career opportunities in the UK, EU and global job market for graduates with Masters level awards in Food Manufacturing.