Food Design & Innovation

Ulster University - Belfast

Food Design & Innovation

Product life cycles are getting shorter and new product and process development is needed to remain competitive. Enrich your understanding of consumer behaviours and design innovative solutions to give customers what they want.

This extremely practical course can add unrivalled value to your business by enhancing your innovation and management capabilities. Gain access to cutting edge consumer insight data and facilities where you can take your ideas from conception to reality.

- Discover first-hand how consumers shop and how that impacts future products and business using our virtual reality Consumer Insight Lab

-Access market intelligence to gain competitive insights and drive results

- Determine consumer preferences for a product via our award-winning Food and Consumer Sensory Testing Suite (FACTS) including development kitchens, meeting facilities and sensory booths using the world leading Compusense sensory software

Designed with key industry thought-leaders, you will become part of a network of professionals whilst being supported and educated by industry experts and researchers.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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