M.Sc. On Campus

Food Science and Nutrition

University of Leeds

12 months
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Throughout the Food Science and Nutrition programme from University of Leeds you will investigate the scientific aspects of food, nutrition and the wider implications of diet on our health and wellbeing.


The breadth of the Food Science and Nutrition programme from University of Leeds 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.

Career opportunities

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 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety
  • Food Processing
  • Diet and Cardiovascular Health
  • Impacts of Food Processing on Nutritional Quality
  • Structure and Function of Food Components
  • Food Analysis
  • Functional Foods
  • Research Project: Masters Students

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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