Food Quality and Innovation, M.Sc. | University of Leeds | Leeds, United Kingdom
12 months
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The Food Quality and Innovation MSc at University of Leeds  is designed around the entire process of food product development — from concept to launch.

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We focus on consumer-led product development, where consumers play a key role during the whole development process. You’ll develop in-depth specialist knowledge needed to ensure that newly developed food products meet the necessary processing requirements for ensuring the quality and safety of food. Alongside, you’ll gain a broad understanding of legislation and how this impacts the industry.

It’s this combination of scientific acumen, awareness of international requirements and the industry-relevant skill set in areas, like sensory evaluation and product design, that’ll attract employers in industry.


Our graduates from this Food Quality and Innovation MSc at University of Leeds have secured positions at companies such as:

  • Innovation Technologist, Kerry Foods
  • NPD Technologist, Scheff Foods Ltd
  • R&D Food Technologist, Shanghai 21Cake Food Co
  • NPD & Quality Control Executive, ID Fresh Food (India)
  • Quality Control Analyst, Mundipharma Pte Ltd
  • QA Technician, Newsholmes Food


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

Programme Structure


  • Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety  
  • Food Processing  
  • Nutrient & Food Biochemical Structure and Function  
  • Food Analysis  
  • Food Product Development   
  • Sensory Science  
  • Food Quality Assurance and Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with a 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent qualification in a relevant science subject, usually including modules in food processing and/or engineering.
  • 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.
  • We expect all applicants to provide a supporting statement indicating a career aim or interest in food product development, knowledge of which is the key objective of this degree.
  • Food-related industry and/or research experience is welcomed, but not essential, and can also be considered alongside a relevant science degree.

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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