MSc Food Science and Nutrition

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc: 12 months full-time

Course Description

Providing nutritious food is a key target for the government, which is keen to encourage industry and academic experts to work together to improve food standards. The politics of food in society, involving manufacturers, retailers, consumers and health professionals, are complex and continually evolving.

Throughout our Food Science and Nutrition MSc you will investigate the scientific aspects of food, nutrition and the wider implications of diet on our health and wellbeing.

The breadth of the programme gives an appreciation of key positions of food and health, as well as in food composition, and the manufacture of foods. At the interface between food and nutrition, graduates will be key in the development of new healthy eating trends.

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (Hons) in a subject containing biology and chemistry content.

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Student Destinations

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.

Here are some examples of the roles that our recent graduates are in:

  • Beverage Technician, A.G.Barr
  • Food Researcher, Korea Food Research Institute
  • Assistant Director, Food Safety, Hy-Vee
  • Registered Dietitian, NHS
  • New Product Development Technologist, Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG
  • Food Scientist, Newly Weds Food
  • Nutrition Specialist, Tongde Hospital
  • Senior Regulatory Officer (Food Division), Food and Drugs Authority
  • Product Developer, Innocent Drinks

There are many opportunities open to you within the food industry, from jobs in nutrition and new product development to roles in the supply chain, purchasing, logistics and distribution. You may decide to become a development scientist, working on new foodstuffs and producing food which is safe and nutritious with a consistent flavour, colour and texture.

There are roles within this area in industry, but also within government and local authority food inspection departments. Other job roles include industrial buyer, retail buyer, production manager or quality assurance manager.

Module Details

Compulsory modules
Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety 20 credits
Food Processing 20 credits
Diet and Cardiovascular Health 10 credits
Impacts of Food Processing on Nutritional Quality 10 credits
Structure and Function of Food Components 20 credits
Food Analysis 10 credits
Functional Foods 10 credits
Research Project: Masters Students 80 credits

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