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MSc Food Science

Programme code:MSC-FOODUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Idolo Ifie Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Food Science and Nutrition

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

IFST (Institute of Food Science and Technology)

Programme specification:

The Food Science MSc will provide you with a broad knowledge of food science, focusing on chemistry and biochemistry, whilst giving you the necessary background understanding of physics, mathematics and biology to excel in this field. In addition, you will be introduced to essential academic, research methods and professional skills that will support you to succeed in your degree programme and beyond.
During the course, you will learn everything from underlying principles in industrial food processing to food quality control and understanding the nature of food as a medium for chemical reactions, with a particular focus on food colloids. You will gain a broad understanding of legislation and how this impacts the industry, examine key stages of a product development process, as well as develop key knowledge and understanding of food system challenges and sustainability. You will benefit from the open and authentic exposure to real-world examples through our research-based learning approach that address global challenges through empirical and inclusive enquiry.
Throughout the course, your studies will be guided by our internationally recognised cutting-edge research and innovation in food science. You will benefit from our strong collaborations and partnerships with industry, the commercial sector and professional body (IFST) enabling you to develop the required literacies, skills, competencies that are relevant to your needs and ambitions as a food scientist. In the final months of your course, you’ll have the chance to put theory into practice with an independent research project. This will be your opportunity to build on the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt throughout the course and investigate an exciting real-world problem, mirroring the type of work you’ll be conducting in your professional career.
Accredited by the Institute for 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 employment in the food industry, research, education and the public sector. Studying an accredited degree programme can help you to stand out to employers because it assures them that you meet the standards of the food profession.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

FOOD5001MDigital Tools for Food Solutions15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5046MFood Safety and Regulatory Practice15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5056MFood Processing15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5072MFood Systems and Sustainability15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5090MCapstone Research Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD5116MColloid Science15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5243MFood Chemistry and Biochemistry15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5271MPrinciples of Food Product Design15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5545MResearch and Professional Skills15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Last updated: 23/04/2024 16:16:07


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