University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Food Science and Nutrition

This programme enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of food science, food processing and composition in relation to nutritional quality; critically appraise the chemical, physical and quantitative changes in nutrients and non-nutrients during food processing, manufacture, distribution and storage; understand the concept of food quality and relevance of nutritional quality to total food quality; develop an understanding of the functions of food components and nutrients and strengthen the understanding of global issues related to nutrition and health of individuals and population subgroups; develop a capacity to critically analyse a problem, action plan and scientific investigation; develop skills such as effective communication and presentation.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree in a science based subject with at least the equivalent of a lower 2nd Class Honours.

Course modules

Modules studied may include: Microbiological and chemical food safety; food processing; food chemistry; food processing and nutritional quality; nutrition and health; food analysis; functional foods.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 343 2958