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Gary Williamson

Professor of Functional Foods

"Our group is interested in understanding aspects of absorption and metabolism of dietary plant secondary metabolites, particularly the flavonoids and phenolic acids, and how the metabolism influences biological effects."
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Science that tackles real-world problems and issues

Food scientist Heba Sindi working in the labs in Leeds

Postgraduate taught degrees

Courses to nurture your learning potential
We offer five MSc courses on a full-time basis taught over 12 months. Our Masters courses are organised into taught modules within which you will be assessed and in addition, you will also be required to write a research dissertation or project. They are designed to give you well-rounded skills across food management, nutrition, diet and health, food quality and safety and manufacturing and retail.

When you choose to study a Masters at Leeds’ School of Food Science and Nutrition you will benefit from courses which are shaped by current research, involve the study of important microbiological and chemical safety issues and enable you to develop skills which improve your employability; all of which serves to nurture your learning potential.

Find out what life is like in the school for our Masters students and how you will be taught if you join us for postgraduate study.

Teaching and research of the highest quality
The University of Leeds is well known globally for the quality of its education and research, and our degrees are recognised by employers and universities worldwide. In the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) the impact of research in the School was ranked as internationally leading or excellent. The research performance of the School is matched by excellent results in assessment of learning and teaching in the National Student Survey (NSS).

All of our Masters programmes are strongly linked to our research groups which means that you will be taught by staff who are actively engaged in world-class research and cutting-edge professional practice.

Exceptionally strong career opportunities
With a Masters in Food Science there is a world of opportunity and a range of job roles where your degree would be useful. Our strong connections with industry ensure that our courses are up-to-date and in line with employer needs which means that on graduation you will be ideally placed to pursue a career within the food industry or progress to a research degree. 

Degree courses

Student profile

Wenyun Liu

MSc Food Science and Nutrition

"I already felt at home even before I came to Leeds"