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M.Sc. On Campus

Food Quality and Innovation

University of Leeds

12 months
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About

The Food Quality and Innovation programme from University of Leeds will teach you how to apply project management, industrial experimental design, sensory and quality design techniques to food product development - from concept to product launch.

Overview

By taking the Food Quality and Innovation programme from University of Leeds you will develop in-depth specialist knowledge of scientific techniques and practical skills in the assessment and control of food quality, food safety, product design and new product development.

In addition to industrial monitoring of quality, you will also study industry standard techniques and international standards in quality and safety management, as well as the impact of EU law and legislation on food products.

Career opportunities

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.

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.

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

  • 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
  • Sampling Officer, Food Experts S.L.
  • Quality Assurance Support, Wharfe Bank Brewery
  • Food Technologist, CK Foods Processings Ltd
  • Lab Technician, Arla Foods

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety
  • Food Processing
  • Structure and Function of Food Components
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Product Development
  • Sensory Science
  • Food Quality Assurance and Control

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor 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.

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.

Funding

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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