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Division of Food and Drink

Head of Division: Costas Stathopoulos

The expertise of our staff is much sought after by industry, professionals and the academic community

The Division of Food and Drink is responsible for the innovative design, development and delivery of courses in food-related disciplines. The Division’s programmes are designed so that students have an excellent practical grounding and students are also able to gain real experience of working in their chosen sectors often via work or research placement.

The Division has strong links with the food and drink industry - the largest manufacturing sector in Scotland, generating over £9.5 billion per annum - operating in a highly competitive market and continually offering new and innovative products. The food and drink industry also works closely with the health and environment sectors to respond to the challenges of ever-higher consumer expectations. To do so, the industry requires highly qualified graduates with a clear understanding of food, nutrition, health and environmental impact.