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Masters degrees

Whether you’re continuing from undergraduate study, returning to education or changing direction, a Masters degree at Leeds will help you take the next step and enhance your employability.

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

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Studying with us

Discover how you can take your knowledge to the next level with a Masters degree.

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You'll have access to industry-recognised equipment and laboratories throughout your degree.

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Our research expertise means we deliver teaching that’s informed by the latest discoveries.

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Find out more about your options for making your degree a reality with funding.

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Why study at Leeds?

Accredited degrees: Many of our courses are accredited by the relevant accrediting body, such as the Institute of Food Science and Technology or Association for Nutrition (AfN): see course pages for details. Accreditation is the assurance that a university course meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students.

Funding support: If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. Explore our scholarships directory to find out how we can help you to fund your degree. 

Develop research skills: Put your learning into practice by completing a major research project as part of your degree, making your own contribution to knowledge. You’ll have access to our specialist facilities, including state-of-the-art research laboratories.

Career prospects: A Masters degree from Leeds can help you to stand out in a competitive job market. Our courses will help you to develop your professional skills and advance in your chosen career. Discover more about how we support your career development. Our Industrial Advisory Board provides a strategic view from the industrial community to help inform our research, student education, innovation, and external engagement activities.

Research-based learning: Our globally recognised research feeds directly into your course and shapes what you learn with the latest thinking. You’ll be directly engaged in research through substantial individual and team-based project work, and will benefit from accessing our specialist facilities.

Global community: When you choose to study at the University of Leeds, you'll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of students and researchers who come from all over the world. You’ll also have access to wellbeing and support services throughout your degree.

Exploring Leeds

Grand buildings, iconic landmarks and sustainable green space: our single-site campus has it all. When you study at the University of Leeds, you’ll be on the doorstep to one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the UK, with the benefit of enjoying our historic campus.

Find your place

One of the best ways to find out what it’s like to live and study in Leeds is by speaking to a student. We have over 100 ambassadors live on Unibuddy, and you can search by course, subject area, level of study and nationality to find the right person to talk to.

Food Product Innovation MSc
Not only were the laboratory personnel exceptional, but the practicals also sharpened my collaborative teamwork skills, experimental skills, time management, report writing, critical thinking and problem solving and research skills."

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Food Science and Nutrition MSc
"Don't hesitate to select Food Science and Nutrition as your major if you're intrigued by the wonders of this field, just like me. Trust me, you won't regret your decision! I feel privileged to be a part of this programme."

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Food Product Innovation MSc
"The course has a good blend of theoretical and practical knowledge … allowing us to understand and analyse different markets, in addition to helping us create a product idea from concept to market launch."

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