Food Science and Nutrition - MSc


University of Leeds    School of Food Science and Nutrition

Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

Providing nutritious food is a key target for the government, which is keen to encourage industry and academic experts to work together to improve food standards. The politics of food in society, involving manufacturers, retailers, consumers and health professionals, are complex and continually evolving.

Throughout our Food Science and Nutrition MSc you will investigate the scientific aspects of food, nutrition and the wider implications of diet on our health and wellbeing.

The breadth of the programme gives an appreciation of key positions of food and health, as well as in food composition, and the manufacture of foods. At the interface between food and nutrition, graduates will be key in the development of new healthy eating trends.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (Hons) in a subject containing biology and chemistry content.

All key modules should also have strong grades (none below 2:2 UK equivalent). Please check your marks using international equivalent qualifications. We will ask for further detailed module information if these are not clear on your transcript.

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

For more information please contact the Admissions Team.


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Mira Manan

Why did you decide to study a masters at the University of Leeds?
I felt like undertaking a masters degree would give me opportunities to hone my skills and expand my knowledge. I chose University of Leeds as the course contents are interesting and it offers advanced facilities with excellent lecturers specialising in different scopes of food science.

What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University so far and why?
Learning about food in a greater depth has helped me understand more about what I am eating which influences my choice. The practical experiences conducted help me to further understand the topics we cover in the course. The library had large resources on foods such as books and journals which aided my studies.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed.
The projects involved in my course consist of various aspects including food science and nutrition. It was amazing that we were actually analysing the food components using the food we eat daily.

What experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?
Through laboratory experiments and assessments, I have learnt to be more independent in terms of time management. This will better prepare me to adapt to the working environment. Studying Masters in Leeds not only boosted my confidence but also increases my employability as this university is recognised to be one of the top universities for food science.

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