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  Food Product Innovation - MSc

University of Leeds    School of Food Science and Nutrition

Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

Never before has the quality of food been more important in our society. Governments across the world are putting pressure on the food industry to ensure products are safe and made to a high standard. That’s why the demand for qualified experts in this field is ever-growing — and the career opportunities are

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent qualification in a relevant science subject, usually including modules in food processing and/or engineering.

All key modules should also have strong grades (none below 2:2 UK equivalent).

We expect all applicants to provide a supporting statement indicating a career aim or interest in food product development, knowledge of which is the key objective of this degree.

Food-related industry and/or research experience is welcomed, but not essential, and can also be considered alongside a relevant science degree.


UK: £13,500 (Total)
International: £32,000 (Total)

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Student Profile

Winnie Phoebe Ombati

Winnie Phoebe Ombati is a Masters student, currently studying Food Quality and Innovation MSc within the School of Food Science and Nutrition.

Learning from research:

“Not only have I been privileged to learn from renowned researchers in my field, but I have had the opportunity of getting a competency-based approach of teaching.”

The University has also embraced a competency-based curriculum by having industry professionals, with years of experience, tutoring some of the key industry aspects.


“The practical aspect has also been helpful in supplementing my theoretical knowledge with the understanding of food analysis, flavour, texture, food processing among other aspects.”

Not only were the laboratory personnel exceptional, but the practicals also sharpened my collaborative teamwork skills, experimental skills, time management, report writing, critical thinking and problem solving and research skills.

“These are skills and competencies I believe are much needed in the food sector, with the pressing need of conducting impactful research for innovative interventions and evidence-based policies.”

A focus on industry:

“The course has been tailored to address prevailing needs by having modules structured to reflect industry needs. This has been made possible by industry professionals from renowned companies, including Kellogg’s, Kraft Heinz and Marks and Spencer, who form part of the multidisciplinary board.”

“Having modules structured to address prevailing industry needs therefore embraces a competency-based curriculum and ensures competent graduates, who can bring their expertise into solving and addressing these issues key challenges within the Food and Drink sector.”

Advice to future students:

University of Leeds, being a Russell Group school and ranked as one of the top globally for Food Science studies, will give you the optimum opportunity to excel.

“You are guaranteed of world class education, led by excellent academic staff including renowned researchers.”

“The course, having ensured its relevance by having a multidisciplinary Board, contains modules that have been structured to reflect the industry needs. This obviously will translate to you becoming a ‘highly sought after’ graduate.”


Year of entry: 2023-24

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% tuition fee reduction


International applicants. See eligibility criteria for details.

Application Procedure

These competitive scholarships are awarded in the form of a 25% tuition fee reduction to international candidates who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. There are limited scholarships available.

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