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1st in the UK

Ranked 1st in the UK for Food Science, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

Students observe a demonstration in the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds

Our reputation

Ranked 1st in the Guardian University league tables 2019 (Agriculture, Forestry and Food)

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Masters degrees

Masters courses

A Masters course can really help you to stand out in today’s competitive job market. All of our courses have been developed in partnership with industry, are guided by current research, and provide excellent teaching. You’ll develop specialist knowledge which will set you apart from the rest of your peers and help you on your career path.

Our courses

> Food Quality and Innovation MSc
> Food Science MSc
> Food Science (Food Biotechnology) MSc
> Food Science and Nutrition MSc
> Nutrition MSc

Our reputation

We’re ranked in the top 3 universities in the UK for Food Science according to all of the major UK league tables, including first place in the Guardian's 2019 rankings. 100% of our research has ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Research-based degrees

An active research environment enables us to offer you a range of exciting degree courses taught by experts who are leaders in their fields. You’ll be directly engaged in research through substantial individual and team-based project work – giving you access to our specialist facilities.

Industry-relevant courses

Our Industrial Advisory Committee helps ensure our courses are up-to-date with modern practices and techniques and reflect the latest developments in industry.

You will gain first-hand experience of the food manufacturing process which will help you relate course theory to industrial practice. Past events include guest lectures from multinational companies such as PepsiCo and Sainsbury’s, and industrial visits to Premier Foods and Hain Daniels.

Excellent student support

You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse postgraduate community who come from all around the world. A personal tutor, and our student support teams, will provide advice and support throughout your degree. You’ll also be supported in finding graduate jobs by our School’s dedicated Employability Officer and Faculty Employability Team.

Rewarding careers

We have long-established links with industry in the UK and overseas, which is one of the many reasons why our graduates are highly sought after by employers such as Tesco, Mondelez International, Arla Foods, and SGS.