Food Science and Nutrition, M.Sc. | University of Leeds | Leeds, United Kingdom
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.

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Providing nutritious food is a key target for the government — and has become a growing trend throughout society. The pressure to improve food standards falls to academic and industry experts to provide sustainable solutions that’ll suit every aspect of society. From advancing quality control to developing new, healthy eating trends, being qualified in food science and nutrition will put you at the forefront of finding these solutions.

The Food Science and Nutrition programme from University of Leeds   here at Leeds draws on ongoing world-leading research conducted in the School you’ll be studying in, teaching you the latest innovations, issues and practices in food science and nutrition.

The breadth of the programme gives an appreciation of key positions of food and health, as well as in food composition, and the manufacturing of foods.

This means that, once you graduate, you’ll be fully equipped with the forward-thinking, relevant and topical knowledge and skill set sought after by global companies in industry.

You’ll also have access to specialist facilities that’ll prepare you for working in the field and a programme team consisting of academics and researchers who work within the School’s research institutes and groups.

Career opportunities

The food industry is one of the largest in the world — with a vast amount of career opportunities for food and nutrition specialists to keep the industry functioning, progressing and profiting in accordance with the latest governmental demands and trends.

From enhancing food quality and improving nutritional values to researching brand new products and creating sustainable solutions for the future — the career opportunities open to you with an MSc in food science and nutrition are hugely varied and wide-ranging.

Here at Leeds, we rank in the top ten in the UK for Nutrition and Food Science and our Food Science MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology, meaning many of our alumni have been sought after by large corporations worldwide and have gone on to hold key positions in the food industry and government agencies.


This degree is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

This accreditation signifies that Leeds offers the best possible food-related education, giving students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter into employment in the food industry, research, education and the public sector.

Programme Structure


  • Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety  
  • Food Processing 
  • Diet and Cardiovascular Health   
  • Impacts of Food Processing on Nutritional Quality   
  • Nutrient & Food Biochemical Structure and Function 
  • Food Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with a 2:2 (Hons) in a subject containing biology and chemistry content.
  • All key modules should also have strong grades (none below 2:2 UK equivalent). Please check your marks using international equivalent qualifications. We will ask for further detailed module information if these are not clear on your transcript.
  • Food-related industry and/or research experience is welcomed, but not essential, and can also be considered alongside a relevant science degree.
  • For more information, please contact the Admissions Team.

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.


International Masters Excellence Scholarship

These competitive scholarships are awarded in the form of a 25% tuition fee reduction to international candidates who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. There are limited scholarships available.

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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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