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Phd Food Science Uk

Last Updated on September 28, 2023 by Paschal Alvina

Overview

Nearly three quarters of London South Bank University’s (LSBU) research projects were awarded the two highest possible ratings for ‘impact’ by the latest university research excellence exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Our scientists in the School of Applied Sciences work in multidisciplinary teams to target major societal challenges in the areas of human health, well-being, performance and behaviour. We apply theory in theses areas to contemporary real world issues by undertaking innovative and rigorous science.

We focus on globally regarded, theoretical and applied research with ‘real world’ impact. Our teaching is fully informed by contemporary research, and our excellence is reinforced by outstanding research facilities which enable both staff and students to undertake cutting edge studies with the most up-to-date equipment and facilities.

A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student you’ll become part of our thriving academic community.

A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team.

ModeDurationStart dateLocation
Full-time3 yearsJanuary; February; March; April; May; June; July; August; September; October; NovemberSouthwark Campus
Part-time5 yearsJanuary; February; March; April; May; September; October; NovemberSouthwark Campus
Distance learning6 yearsJanuary; February; March; April; May; September; October; NovemberSouthwark Campus

Employability

Research skills development

All research students are required to participate in a Key Skills Development programme aimed at developing transferable skills in addition to those employed in carrying out research. Training in research methods is available through frequent research seminars.

When necessary the research student can follow, in part, relevant Masters courses available within the School and in particular units on research methodology. In some cases, research students are encouraged to follow other courses available within the University or externally aimed at improving their general expertise in their chosen areas.

In addition, they may be encouraged to follow language courses aimed at improving their oral and written skills – both essential in their future careers.

Transferable skills

A research degree will equip you with many transferable skills. The self-discipline, the demand for clear analytical thinking, and the ability to turn criticism of others work into something constructive of your own, all constitute a unique training for almost any kind of career. The excitement and satisfaction of finding new facts, a new idea, or a new way of looking at something can be highly rewarding.

Attending conferences

Research students are often sponsored to attend national and international conferences and to meet leading scientists in their fields and to present their research findings. The progress of all research students is formally monitored by the University’s Research Degree Committee.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row – The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Research Degree programme at LSBU are usually expected to have a good honours degree (2:2 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master’s level. Please also supply two academic references as part of your application. You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications. If English is not your first language you will be required to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level. You will be invited to an interview with your potential supervisor, in person or by telephone, prior to an offer being made.

How to apply

Home/EU applicants

ModeDurationStart dateApplication codeApplication method
Full-time3 yearsJanuary; February; March; April; May; June; July; August; September; October; November9012Direct to LSBU
Part-time5 yearsJanuary; February; March; April; May; September; October; November9032Direct to LSBU
Distance learning6 yearsJanuary; February; March; April; May; September; October; November9066Direct to LSBU

Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.

Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 544 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 127 KB).

Considering your application

Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.

There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.

Research proposal

When applying, please attach an outline of your research proposal (approximately 1,500 words).

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4

Part-time

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6

Year 1 FT Southwark SEPT FULL YEAR

Year 1 PT Southwark SEPT FULL YEAR

Year 1 PTDL Southwark SEPT FULL YEAR

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

At the London Doctoral Academy we are committed to supporting and developing professional researchers who are driven to make a difference. We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations – and when they’re available we’ll publish notices on the London Doctoral Academy site.

Food Sciences PhD/MPhil/MRes

  • Full-time: Up to 4 years
  • UK fees: Up to £9,045 (estimate)
  • Part-time: Up to 8 years
  • International fees: Confirmed August 2020
  • Start date: Multiple start dates

How to applyPostgraduate fundingMake an enquiry

Research overview

Our research encompasses all levels of food and drink production contributing to understanding and controlling quality and safety, starting with raw materials though processing to consumer preference and subsequent effects on the body.

Major research interests are:

  • brewing science
  • flavour science
  • food microbiology and safety
  • food structure

We are internationally renowned for research on the fundamental understanding of food structure, flavour delivery and its perception.

The University has recently funded six new Beacons of Excellence committed to tackling global challenges. One of these, the Future Foods Beacon addresses the challenge of feeding a growing population in a changing world.

Research areas

  • flavour release from foods
  • sensory science
  • lipid oxidation
  • food formulation
  • characterisation of macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies using hydrodynamic techniques
  • molecular enzymology
  • food microbiology

Studentships

Research area: Biosciences and Food Science

Title: Adelaide Nottingham Joint PhD

Deadline: 

31 August 2020

Course content

PhDMPhilMRes

A PhD is an independent in-depth research project. You will be able to develop additional skills through training programmes to help you complete your PhD. See the support section for more details.

In each year you will have a regular meetings with your supervisor and an annual review.

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.Home / UK studentsEU / International studentsAlternative qualifications

QualificationPhD/MPhil/MRes
Undergraduate degree2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject or 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject with a merit at masters; other qualifications may also be accepted.

Applying

For all of our research degrees, the first step is to identify one or more supervisors you would like to work with.

To do this, look through our academic staff research interests. We strongly encourage contacting supervisors before making a formal application, to discuss potential research projects and to ensure the best application possible.

Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about applying for postgraduate research.How to apply

Fees

QualificationPhD / MPhilMRes
Home / UK£4,407 per year£9,045 per year
InternationalConfirmed August 2020Confirmed August 2020

UK fees are set in line with the national UKRI maximum fee limit. The figures shown above match the limit for 2020 entry. We expect fees for 2021 entry to be confirmed in February 2021.

The UK government has confirmed that EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals starting courses in the 2021/22 academic year will no longer be eligible for home/UK fee status or the same financial support as in previous years. We will update our guidance for students when more information becomes available.

Additional costs

As a student on this course, we do not anticipate any extra significant costs, alongside your tuition fees and living expenses. You should be able to access most of the books and journals you’ll need through our libraries.

Funding

There are many ways to fund your research degree, from scholarships to government loans.

Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about funding your postgraduate degree.Research funding

Support

The school believes that formal training and guidance are critical components of the postgraduate experience and have developed specific and generic training which are available for all postgraduates.

Project-related training is provided by the supervisors and other staff within the school. You will have frequent contact with your supervisor, often on a weekly or even daily basis, and there is a formal requirement for at least 10 recorded meetings per year.

Teaching is typically delivered by professors, associate and assistant professors. Some practical laboratory sessions and research projects may be supported by postdoctoral research fellows.Previous

Where you will learn

Sutton Bonington Campus

Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities from the University Farm, Centre for Dairy Science Innovation and animal small holdings, to the paperless Super Lab, specialist glasshouses and food processing facility.

The campus is home to over 2,500 students from the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, which creates a place where it’s easy to get to know your fellow students and teaching teams, and be part of a wider global community. 

You can travel to University Park Campus in around 25 minutes on our free hopper bus.

Where you will learn

Food sciences facilities

  • high speed preparative and analytical ultra-centrifuges
  • instruments for studying X-ray and light scattering
  • an extensive array of rheological techniques for the physio-chemical analysis of food
  • controlled growth incubators
  • new liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography mass spectroscopy
  • proteomic equipment and an ACGM Category 3 laboratory for genetic manipulation work

Where you will learn

Sutton Bonington Campus

Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities from the University Farm, Centre for Dairy Science Innovation and animal small holdings, to the paperless Super Lab, specialist glasshouses and food processing facility.

The campus is home to over 2,500 students from the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, which creates a place where it’s easy to get to know your fellow students and teaching teams, and be part of a wider global community. 

You can travel to University Park Campus in around 25 minutes on our free hopper bus.

Where you will learn

Food sciences facilities

  • high speed preparative and analytical ultra-centrifuges
  • instruments for studying X-ray and light scattering
  • an extensive array of rheological techniques for the physio-chemical analysis of food
  • controlled growth incubators
  • new liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography mass spectroscopy
  • proteomic equipment and an ACGM Category 3 laboratory for genetic manipulation work

Where you will learn

Sutton Bonington Campus

Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities from the University Farm, Centre for Dairy Science Innovation and animal small holdings, to the paperless Super Lab, specialist glasshouses and food processing facility.

The campus is home to over 2,500 students from the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, which creates a place where it’s easy to get to know your fellow students and teaching teams, and be part of a wider global community. 

You can travel to University Park Campus in around 25 minutes on our free hopper bus.Next

Careers

Careers adviceStarting salaries

Whether you are considering a career in academia, industry or haven’t yet decided, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Expert staff will work with you to explore PhD career options and apply for vacancies, develop your interview skills and meet employers. You can book a one-to-one appointment, take an online course or attend a workshop.

Tim Parr

As the world population increases it becomes harder to meet the demand for food. I carry out research to identify how efficiency of farm animal growth can be improved. I look at the effectiveness of alternative feeds, such as insects. This research directly informs my teaching in nutrition. ”Tim Parr, Associate Professor in Nutritional Biochemistry

Related courses

Clinical Nutrition PhD/MPhil/MRes

This course is designed for health and social care professionals seeking to develop nutrition as a new specialism within their clinical practice.View course

Nutritional Sciences MSc/PGDip

This course is designed for BSc graduates in biological sciences or related subjects. It provides a direct route to specialise in nutrition. The MSc programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition.You’ll develop a deep understanding of human nutrition and how this relates to health and disease.View course

Biosciences PhD/MPhil/MRes

Study as a stand-alone degree or with a pathway in any of our research themes.View course

Research Excellence Framework

We are ranked 8th in the UK for research power (2014). The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system used by UK higher education funding bodies to assess research quality in universities.

  • The school is ranked the number 1 research environment in the UK for agriculture, veterinary and food science
  • 97% of our work in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science was judged to be of international quality
  • More than 97% of research at Nottingham is recognised internationally
  • More than 80% of our research is ranked in the highest categories as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • 16 of our 29 subject areas feature in the UK top 10 by research power

Food Sciences PhD/MPhil/MRes

  • Full-time: Up to 4 years
  • UK fees: Up to £9,045 (estimate)
  • Part-time: Up to 8 years
  • International fees: Confirmed August 2020
  • Start date: Multiple start dates

How to applyPostgraduate fundingMake an enquiry

Research overview

Our research encompasses all levels of food and drink production contributing to understanding and controlling quality and safety, starting with raw materials though processing to consumer preference and subsequent effects on the body.

Major research interests are:

  • brewing science
  • flavour science
  • food microbiology and safety
  • food structure

We are internationally renowned for research on the fundamental understanding of food structure, flavour delivery and its perception.

The University has recently funded six new Beacons of Excellence committed to tackling global challenges. One of these, the Future Foods Beacon addresses the challenge of feeding a growing population in a changing world.

Research areas

  • flavour release from foods
  • sensory science
  • lipid oxidation
  • food formulation
  • characterisation of macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies using hydrodynamic techniques
  • molecular enzymology
  • food microbiology

Studentships

Research area: Biosciences and Food Science

Title: Adelaide Nottingham Joint PhD

Deadline: 

31 August 2020

Course content

PhDMPhilMRes

A PhD is an independent in-depth research project. You will be able to develop additional skills through training programmes to help you complete your PhD. See the support section for more details.

In each year you will have a regular meetings with your supervisor and an annual review.

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.Home / UK studentsEU / International studentsAlternative qualifications

QualificationPhD/MPhil/MRes
Undergraduate degree2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject or 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject with a merit at masters; other qualifications may also be accepted.

Applying

For all of our research degrees, the first step is to identify one or more supervisors you would like to work with.

To do this, look through our academic staff research interests. We strongly encourage contacting supervisors before making a formal application, to discuss potential research projects and to ensure the best application possible.

Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about applying for postgraduate research.How to apply

Fees

QualificationPhD / MPhilMRes
Home / UK£4,407 per year£9,045 per year
InternationalConfirmed August 2020Confirmed August 2020

UK fees are set in line with the national UKRI maximum fee limit. The figures shown above match the limit for 2020 entry. We expect fees for 2021 entry to be confirmed in February 2021.

The UK government has confirmed that EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals starting courses in the 2021/22 academic year will no longer be eligible for home/UK fee status or the same financial support as in previous years. We will update our guidance for students when more information becomes available.

Additional costs

As a student on this course, we do not anticipate any extra significant costs, alongside your tuition fees and living expenses. You should be able to access most of the books and journals you’ll need through our libraries.

Funding

There are many ways to fund your research degree, from scholarships to government loans.

Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about funding your postgraduate degree.Research funding

Support

The school believes that formal training and guidance are critical components of the postgraduate experience and have developed specific and generic training which are available for all postgraduates.

Project-related training is provided by the supervisors and other staff within the school. You will have frequent contact with your supervisor, often on a weekly or even daily basis, and there is a formal requirement for at least 10 recorded meetings per year.

Teaching is typically delivered by professors, associate and assistant professors. Some practical laboratory sessions and research projects may be supported by postdoctoral research fellows.Previous

Where you will learn

Sutton Bonington Campus

Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities from the University Farm, Centre for Dairy Science Innovation and animal small holdings, to the paperless Super Lab, specialist glasshouses and food processing facility.

The campus is home to over 2,500 students from the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, which creates a place where it’s easy to get to know your fellow students and teaching teams, and be part of a wider global community. 

You can travel to University Park Campus in around 25 minutes on our free hopper bus.

Where you will learn

Food sciences facilities

  • high speed preparative and analytical ultra-centrifuges
  • instruments for studying X-ray and light scattering
  • an extensive array of rheological techniques for the physio-chemical analysis of food
  • controlled growth incubators
  • new liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography mass spectroscopy
  • proteomic equipment and an ACGM Category 3 laboratory for genetic manipulation work

Where you will learn

Sutton Bonington Campus

Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities from the University Farm, Centre for Dairy Science Innovation and animal small holdings, to the paperless Super Lab, specialist glasshouses and food processing facility.

The campus is home to over 2,500 students from the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, which creates a place where it’s easy to get to know your fellow students and teaching teams, and be part of a wider global community. 

You can travel to University Park Campus in around 25 minutes on our free hopper bus.

Where you will learn

Food sciences facilities

  • high speed preparative and analytical ultra-centrifuges
  • instruments for studying X-ray and light scattering
  • an extensive array of rheological techniques for the physio-chemical analysis of food
  • controlled growth incubators
  • new liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography mass spectroscopy
  • proteomic equipment and an ACGM Category 3 laboratory for genetic manipulation work

Where you will learn

Sutton Bonington Campus

Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities from the University Farm, Centre for Dairy Science Innovation and animal small holdings, to the paperless Super Lab, specialist glasshouses and food processing facility.

The campus is home to over 2,500 students from the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, which creates a place where it’s easy to get to know your fellow students and teaching teams, and be part of a wider global community. 

You can travel to University Park Campus in around 25 minutes on our free hopper bus.Next

Careers

Careers adviceStarting salaries

Whether you are considering a career in academia, industry or haven’t yet decided, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Expert staff will work with you to explore PhD career options and apply for vacancies, develop your interview skills and meet employers. You can book a one-to-one appointment, take an online course or attend a workshop.

Tim Parr

As the world population increases it becomes harder to meet the demand for food. I carry out research to identify how efficiency of farm animal growth can be improved. I look at the effectiveness of alternative feeds, such as insects. This research directly informs my teaching in nutrition. ”Tim Parr, Associate Professor in Nutritional Biochemistry

Related courses

Clinical Nutrition PhD/MPhil/MRes

This course is designed for health and social care professionals seeking to develop nutrition as a new specialism within their clinical practice.View course

Nutritional Sciences MSc/PGDip

This course is designed for BSc graduates in biological sciences or related subjects. It provides a direct route to specialise in nutrition. The MSc programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition.You’ll develop a deep understanding of human nutrition and how this relates to health and disease.View course

Biosciences PhD/MPhil/MRes

Study as a stand-alone degree or with a pathway in any of our research themes.View course

Research Excellence Framework

We are ranked 8th in the UK for research power (2014). The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system used by UK higher education funding bodies to assess research quality in universities.

  • The school is ranked the number 1 research environment in the UK for agriculture, veterinary and food science
  • 97% of our work in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science was judged to be of international quality
  • More than 97% of research at Nottingham is recognised internationally
  • More than 80% of our research is ranked in the highest categories as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • 16 of our 29 subject areas feature in the UK top 10 by research power
  • vThe school is ranked the number 1 research environment in the UK for agriculture, veterinary and food science
  • 97% of our work in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science was judged to be of international quality
  • More than 97% of research at Nottingham is recognised internationally
  • More than 80% of our research is ranked in the highest categories as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • 16 of our 29 subject areas feature in the UK top 10 by research power

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