One of the top ranked Food Science and Nutrition schools in the country, we offer an Institute for Food Science and Technology accredited Food Science and Nutrition programme that will give you an in-depth understanding of the scientific aspects of food science and nutrition and the wider implications of diet on our health and wellbeing.
This course provides a balanced curriculum exploring the applications of pure sciences to food whilst also covering social and economic food issues in nutrition and health. The breadth of topics you’ll study will allow you to appreciate the key positions of food in society, health and well-being, as well as in the manufacture, marketing and retailing of foods. You’ll also build knowledge of related laws and regulations.
At the interface between food science and nutrition, graduates will be key in the development of new healthy eating trends. You’ll develop a broad skillset and receive the intellectual training needed to enter a range of careers.
The School of Food Science and Nutrition is ranked highly in several league tables. Most recently, we were ranked:
- 2nd in The Guardian University Guide
- 2nd in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide
- 2nd in The Complete University Guide
Enhancing your degree
This course offers you the opportunity to spend a year working in industry or studying at a university abroad, both of which provide valuable experience and help your personal development. Both of these schemes add an additional year to your course, taking the total course length to 4 years. There is also the option, subject to satisfactory academic performance, to transfer to the MSci, BSc Food Science and Nutrition (Industrial) degree, on which your industrial placement replaces the third year of your degree.
Our industrial placement scheme gives you the opportunity to gain work experience in an industry relevant to your degree and interests. Our students often describe this industrial experience as an invaluable part of their degree and one which stands them in good stead for their future careers.
The study abroad year enables you to gain insight into the study of food science and nutrition at one of our partner universities overseas. Many students have found this to be extremely worthwhile in helping broaden their horizons in terms of learning about a new culture and improving their foreign language skills.
Accredited by the Institute for Food Science and Technology
This accreditation signifies that Leeds offers the best possible food-related education, giving students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter into employment in the food industry, research, education and the public sector.
Studying an accredited degree programme can help you to stand out to employers because it assures them that you meet the standards of the food profession.