You’ll have chance to challenge the myths associated with food allergies and the risks, causes and solutions. You’ll learn the science behind the ingredients that go into food products.
The core sciences of chemistry and biochemistry underpin the course, alongside the processing of food. You’ll also study essential elements of microbiology and nutrition. You’ll learn to apply fundamental scientific concepts to understand and manipulate the complex characteristics of foods and to integrate this scientific knowledge with an understanding of food technology.
The Food Science (Food Biotechnology) course from University of Leeds is strongly linked to our research groups, meaning you’ll be taught by staff who are actively engaged in world-class research and cutting-edge professional practice.
Postgraduates 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.
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.
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- Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety
- Food Processing
- Food Biotechnology
- Impacts of Food Processing on Nutritional Quality
- Food Diagnostics and Next- Generation Biosensors
- Structure and Function of Food Components
- Functional Foods
- Research Project: Masters Students
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesBiotechnology Food Sciences Biochemistry View 100 other Masters in Food Sciences in United Kingdom
A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) or equivalent in a relevant science subject.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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