University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Food Science (Food Biotechnology)

Food science uses science to understand the extraordinarily complex nature of food. 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. This programme enable students to develop an in depth knowledge of food science, food processing and composition, focusing on biotechnology applied to food. It has a strong background in the core sciences of chemistry and biochemistry, alongside the processing of food.

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 studied include: Microbiological and chemical food safety; food processing; food chemistry; food processing and nutritional quality; food and the allergic reaction; GMOs, antibodies and PCR; food biotechnology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by course work and written exams which take place at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Results obtained in the 2nd and final years contribute to the final degree classification.

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 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
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

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