What will I learn?

Overview

With the advancement of food technology, food manufacture has allowed for enhanced food quality, improved food safety and increasingly competitive options for consumers. Developments in food production have also given way to consideration of the impact on food safety.

Our Food Science MSc will provide you with a broad knowledge of food science focusing on chemistry and biochemistry, whilst giving you the necessary background understanding of physics, mathematics, and biology to excel in this field.

You will develop the ability to apply fundamental scientific concepts to understand and manipulate the complex characteristics of foods. The course will also allow you to challenge current issues in food production and issues arising from food safety.

Learning and teaching

Teaching is by lectures, practical classes, tutorials, seminars and supervised research projects. Extensive use is made of IT and a wide range of materials is available to enable you to study at your own pace and in your own time, to enhance and extend the material taught formally. The School has a wide range of specialist facilities and has recently invested in brand new laboratories.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

Assessment is by course work and written exams which take place at the end of the semester in which the module is taught.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the School go into careers in research, in the food industry, into regulatory and public bodies across the world, backed by the confidence and skills gained from studying at one of the leading schools of food science and nutrition internationally.

Our graduates are in big demand and food companies come to Leeds to recruit the best talent. Some of our past graduates hold key positions in the food industry and government agencies.

Which department am I in?

School of Food Science and Nutrition

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£25,750.00 (US$ 34,901) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For Postgraduate qualification, students need to have 4 year Bachelors: for courses requiring 2.1 students need to have a GPA of 3.0; for courses requiring 2.2 students need to have a GPA of 2.5. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill.

For international students

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) or equivalent in a relevant science subject. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) at 92 overall with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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