Research-based degrees

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Leeds is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and the School of Food Science and Nutrition is globally renowned for research. 91% of our submitted research outputs were classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Our degrees are shaped by our research activity. Knowledge is created by the academics you’re taught by using facilities you may access. All of courses give you the opportunity to conduct research of your own. 

Final year research projects

Throughout your course you’ll hone and develop your research skills. Our courses culminate in an exciting research project that allows you to investigate a research question that relates to the research interests of our School. In some cases, you may have the chance to investigate a topic suggested by an external company.  

Examples of previous research projects include:

  • Effectiveness of probiotic therapies on body weight and BMI: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
  • Nanostructures of monolinolein as a delivery system for omega-3 fatty acid
  • Perceptual differences in portion sizes using the Delboeuf illusion & colour contrast
  • Systematic Review: Childhood obesity prevention during the first 24 months of life
  • Using ultrasound spectroscopy to monitor reconstitution, hydration, and solubility of milk derived powders
  • A nutritional analysis of community-based supplementary feeding schemes for people living with HIV in rural South Africa
  • The effect of citric acid, malic acid and potassium found in pomegranate juice on glycemic responses to white bread

For more examples please go to our project work section