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Food Science (Food Biotechnology) MSc


University of Leeds School of Food Science and Nutrition

Full time January MSc 12 months full time

About the course

This course engages with issues at the very forefront of modern food production. You‘ll explore the origins of biotechnology, the legislation and social issues related to biotechnology in food, the immune system and role of antibodies, DNA and how it can be manipulated, modern bioanalytical methods in biotechnology and food safety.

You’ll have chance to challenge the myths associated with food allergies and the risks, causes and solutions. You’ll learn the science behind the ingredients that go into food products.

The core sciences of chemistry and biochemistry underpin the course, alongside the processing of food. You’ll also study essential elements of microbiology and nutrition. You’ll learn to apply fundamental scientific concepts to understand and manipulate the complex characteristics

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) or equivalent in a relevant science subject.

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.

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