Graduates or professionals wishing to fast track their careers in Scotland’s £9.5 billion food and drink industry are being offered the opportunity to compete for fee-funded places in a prestigious university course in Dundee.

The Masters of Professional Practice (MProf) Food and Drink Innovation (Packaging and Sustainability) offers a unique postgraduate experience linked to an industry employing 360,000 people.

It is specifically designed in collaboration with key bodies representing industry (Scotland Food & Drink, Skills Development Scotland, Interface Food & Drink).

The postgraduate students – all highly talented individuals –  will work in mixed-discipline teams to develop innovative food and drink packaging and sustainable solutions.

Teams will be assembled based on members’ prior experience, particularily those from biosciences, chemistry, science, product design, engineering, food, nutrition or consumer science, computing, marketing, or business.

Working closely with academic staff who are highly experienced in the food and drink industry and in academic teaching,  the students will develop professional skills and knowledge relevant to the food and drink industry under the guidance and mentorship of food and drink industry representatives.

During the course students will ultimately be expected to demonstrate applied excellence in their your specialist area, as well as professionalism, flexibility, the ability to adapt in team-working situations, and creativity and innovation towards food and drink innovation.

This intensive programme offers a breadth of practice encountered in the food and drink industry, ideally preparing participants for an exciting and creative career in a vibrant and expanding sector.

•           Learn about industry expectations as you are supported and mentored by experienced industry professionals and academic specialists

•           Follow a curriculum designed in collaboration with Scotland Food & Drink, Skills Development Scotland and

            Interface Food & Drink to meet the demands of the Food and Drink sector

•           Get involved with the highly successful commercial arm Food Innovation @ Abertay and with interdisciplinary researchers from across the University

•           Apply your own specialist capability and develop new sector specific expertise through specialist education and collaborative mixed-team working on industry-linked innovation projects


Abertay’s track record in food and drink is excellent, and it has one of the most successful suites of undergraduate food programmes in Scotland. 

The university has helped develop creative solutions for over 150 companies through Food Innovation @Abertay, and are higher education host for the Scotland Food & Drink Skills Academy.

Scottish Funding Council fee-funded places are available for eligible students and will be awarded on a competitive basis upon application. Candidates (Scottish/EU) could be graduates / professionals of scientific, business or creative arts backgrounds.

Apply now for entry in September


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