1st in the UK

We're 1st in the UK for Food Science, Complete University Guide 2020

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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

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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

We also contribute to the Sustainable Food Systems MSc (2020 entry). This course brings together a range of disciplines underpinning food sustainability in order to address real-world challenges in transforming our food system.

Our reputation

We have an established reputation for delivering high-quality research and teaching. We’re 1st in the UK for Food Science according to all of the major UK league tables and 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 Board helps ensure our courses are up-to-date with modern practices and techniques and reflect the latest developments in industry. Our Board includes representatives from companies such as Kellogg's, Marks and Spencer, and The Kraft Heinz Company.

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.

Wenyun Liu MSc Food Science and Nutrition

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"I'm a person who always looks forward to applying the theoretical knowledge I've acquired from my study into practice, and doing a Masters degree in food science and nutrition helps me to achieve this."
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