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MSc Food Science

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    MSc: 12 months full-time

Course Description

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.

Entry Requirements

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

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Student Destinations

Graduates from the School go into careers in research, in the food industry, into regulatory and public bodies across the world, backed by the confidence and skills gained from studying at one of the leading schools of food science and nutrition internationally.

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 graduates are now in:

  • Quality Standards Technologist, Britvic Soft Drinks
  • Food Quality Inspector, Newsholme Food Group
  • Senior Food Technologist, Amy’s Kitchen
  • Scientist – Beverage and Sweet, Kerry Asia Pacific
  • Quality Assurance Manager, Indian Foodtech Ltd.
  • Development Technologist, Premier Foods
  • Food Scientist, Newly Weds Food
  • Product Developer, CP Foods UK
  • Product Designer, ASDA
  • Product Technologist, Nestle

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
Physical Aspects of Food 10 credits
Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety 20 credits
Food Processing 20 credits
Colloid and Dairy Science 10 credits
Structure and Function of Food Components 20 credits
Food Analysis 10 credits
Research Project: Masters Students 80 credits
Food Quality Assurance and Control 10 credits

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