Food production, science and systems

Sustainable food Masters degrees

  • Sustainable Food Systems MSc

    Deconstruct the complexities of current food systems and learn how to become an effective leader in the transition to more sustainable, efficient, healthier and fairer food systems.

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  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production MSc

    Using a multidisciplinary approach, you'll be taught agricultural innovations by experts in the field and discover environmental solutions to protect the planet while feeding society.

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Food science and nutrition Masters degrees

Learn emerging innovations and the most current issues in nutrition and the food industry with our wide range of accredited food science degrees.

  • Food Science MSc

    This MSc, accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), will advance your skills in crucial areas of food science so you can challenge - and resolve - the complex issues in food.

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  • Nutrition MSc

    Accredited and informed by the Association for Nutrition, this course gives you an in-depth understanding of the scientific, social and ethical considerations that inform the nutrition profession.

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  • Food Science and Nutrition MSc

    Combining the scientific aspects of food and nutrition, you'll tackle everything from the nutritional significance of processed foods to health topics like heart disease - accredited by the IFST.

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  • Food Science (Food Biotechnology) MSc

    This IFST-accredited programme brings together multiple sciences to advance your understanding of food science and the impact that food biotechnology has on health, science and the economy.

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  • Food Quality and Innovation MSc

    Accredited by the IFST, this Masters focuses on consumer-led product development, allowing you to become and expert in the entire process of food product development - from concept to launch.

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Why study food at Leeds?

These Masters degrees tackle the most pressing global challenges in everything from environmental sustainability and public health to food technology and food security.

Close industry links and world-leading research conducted across the University inform our programmes, equipping you with the relevant skills and expertise to cultivate real change in the food industry.

That's why our graduates are targeted by top employers from across the world.

Top 100 world ranking university

QS World University Rankings 2023

5th most targeted university in the UK by graduate recruiters

High Fliers Report 2022

90% 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'

Submitted research outputs - REF 2021

Top 50 in the world for Food Science and Technology

ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

Top 10 in the UK for Food Science and Nutrition

Guardian University Guide 2023

Research and innovation at the University

Explore our long-standing industry partnerships and breakthrough University research centres which feed directly into the curriculum of all our Masters courses in food.

Get started with our short online courses

Prepare for a Masters with one of our online courses. Taught by the University's academics, these 2 to 3 week courses are skills-focused and certified as CPD (Continuing Professional Development).