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.

Course highlights

  • Our courses are shaped by our world-leading research in areas such as digestion and delivery, food safety, functional biopolymers and novel food design.

  • You’ll be taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of their fields, who are passionate about the subjects they teach with strong industrial links.

  • During your project work you will access specialist facilities and laboratories which will enable you to develop your skills as a researcher.

  • Our theoretical modules are supported by extensive practical sessions in the laboratory, allowing you to perform experiments that reinforce the material taught to you in the lectures.

  • Throughout your studies you’ll benefit from a structured support system, with a personal tutor who will offer help and advice about your approach to studying and how to become adept at independent learning.

Find out more about the course on the University of Leeds website.

MSc Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
12 months Duration

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