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Worshipful Company of Butchers Scholarship announced

Posted 21 May

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As the value of scholarships offered to Harper Adams University students continues to rise, the Worshipful Company of Butchers has stepped forward to offer two bursaries that will cover the fees of two Masters Degrees.

The courses are open to graduates from Harper Adams, other universities or those from inside the meat industry who would like to complete a full time Masters degree (MRes) and want to undertake research into meat technology.

There are two specific courses on offer both intended to improve meat quality at an industry level. The first course will focus on meat research and hygiene, ideal for a candidate with an interest in microbiology. It will address the detection of specific meat spoilage issues and bacteria contamination using electronic noses.

Much of the growth in the meat industry can be attributed to the increasing demand for high quality convenience meals which often involve frozen ingredients. The second course on offer, Masters in Meat Science, provides a fascinating insight into the optimisation of frozen meat and alternative thawing techniques.

The scholarships offer applicants the chance to operate within the hugely diverse food industry, of which the meat industry is a significant part. There is a continued demand for highly skilled and driven people from all backgrounds to boost their numbers and experience.

For anyone undertaking either of the Masters courses there is the added bonus of knowing your studies are endorsed by The Worshipful Company of Butchers which has existed since 1331.

Jane Eastham, Senior Lecturer in Food and Innovation, said: “This scholarship offers candidates an amazing opportunity to work with a highly professional research team in an ever expanding industry.”

If you would like to apply for the scholarship please follow this link.

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