Univ. of Nottingham Division of Food Sciences

Who we are

The Division, located in the School of Biosciences at the Sutton Bonington Campus, is an International Centre for both fundamental and industrial Biochemical, Microbiological, Food, Brewing and Bioenergy Sciences teaching and research. The National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics is also located within the Division. 

What we do

The Division offers 3 year (full time) BSc courses in Food Science , Food Microbiology , Microbiology and Nutrition and Food Science as well as full time (1 year) MSc courses in Applied Biomolecular Technology and Food Production Management . A part-time MSc in Brewing Science is offered which is delivered by e-learning (75%) and intensive residential courses held at the University (25%). Full details of the latter may be found on the Brewing Science website at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/brewingscience/course.htm .

There is also the opportunity to study for a one year MRes (or two year part time) course in Industrial Physical Biochemistry or Bioenergy/Biofuels.

The Division of Food Sciences is committed to fundamental and applied research associated with food and beverage production. The Division undertakes research at all levels of the food production process with interests ranging from the quality of food raw materials from the farm right though food and beverage processing to consumer preference and choice. Our research is strongly aligned with the research needs of Governmental and Industry sponsors, which is reflected in the balance of our research (£4M from Government and Research councils and £4M from Industry). Our industrial and academic collaborations extend across the world and include contracts with large multinational companies (e.g. Masterfoods, SAB Miller, Unilever, Nestle and Kellogg) as well as SMEs based in the North America, Asia and Europe.

Key areas of strength are in Brewing Science, Flavour Science, Food Microbiology, Food Structure and Biomolecular properties.

How to find out more

For comprehensive information on the Division, its activities and how you can apply for courses, click on the website link in the box on the left. To contact the Division, click on the email link.

Univ. of Nottingham Division of Food Sciences
University of Nottingham Sutton Bonington Campus
Loughborough
LE12 5RD

Contact name:
Prof. Ian Connerton
Position:Head of Division
Tel:0115 951 6119
Fax:0115 951 6121

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