University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Food Science

The study of food not only looks at the development of food products but also the changes that take place from the farm to the fork. The subject considers nutrition, diet and health, food quality, shelf life and manufacture. The programme delivers a broad knowledge of food science with an emphasis on chemistry and biochemistry and the necessary background understanding of physics, mathematics, nutrition and biology and the ability to apply fundamental scientific concepts to understand and manipulate the complex characteristics of foods.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 or equivalent (certain advanced diplomas awarded by overseas institutions fulfil this requirement) in a suitable 1st degree programme.

Course modules

Modules include: Microbiological and chemical food safety; food processing; food chemistry; food processing and nutritional quality; quality assurance; the chemistry of food flavour and colour; applying chemistry to food systems.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by course work and written exams.

Sponsorship information

There are number of departmental bursaries available to international students ranging between £1000-3000.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Food Science and Nutrition
Telephone number: 
0113 343 2958