The only masters course in sensory science in the UK, this programme equips you with the skills to enhance your employability within a research environment or in industry.
PGCert Sensory Science is aimed primarily at individuals working in the food or related industries. The programme has been designed to meet a need for structured sensory science training in the UK food industry but is also relevant to those working within home, personal care and pharmaceutical sectors.
The course will provide you with comprehensive training in a variety of areas related to sensory science, including:
- sensory techniques
- statistical analysis
- psychology, physiology and perception
- consumer studies.
The PGCert in Sensory Science comprises six compulsory modules. Each module is assessed by a formal examination and/or a piece of coursework. The flexible nature of the course enables you to study on a part-time basis, typically two modules per year, completing the course within three years.
The start date for the PGCert is recommended as September or February, although registration is possible at any time throughout the academic year.
Modules are supported through the University’s virtual learning environment which provides access to a wealth of electronic resources to facilitate learning. You will also have full access to the University’s extensive online and in-house library facilities.