Food Science (Food Biotechnology) (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 Months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Food Science (Food Biotechnology) at Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds

Our Food Science (Food Biotechnology) MSc engages with issues at the very forefront of modern food production. You‘ll explore the origins of biotechnology, the legislation and social issues related to biotechnology in food, the immune system and role of antibodies, DNA and how it can be manipulated, modern bioanalytical methods in biotechnology and food safety.

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.

Course highlights

  • Our courses are shaped by our world-leading research in areas such as digestion and delivery, food safety, functional biopolymers and novel food design.

  • You’ll be taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of their fields, who are passionate about the subjects they teach with strong industrial links.

  • During your project work you will access specialist facilities and laboratories which will enable you to develop your skills as a researcher.

  • Our theoretical modules are supported by extensive practical sessions in the laboratory, allowing you to perform experiments that reinforce the material taught to you in the lectures.

  • Throughout your studies you’ll benefit from a structured support system, with a personal tutor who will offer help and advice about your approach to studying and how to become adept at independent learning.

Find out more about the course on the University of Leeds website.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) or equivalent in a relevant science subject.

Language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components

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