Food Science at University of Surrey - UCAS

Course summary

Why choose this course Our MSc Food Science course will give you a firm grasp onffood science and nutrition and the dramatic implications it can have on human health and disease. This course is taught by leading experts at the frontline of applied research, ensuring everything you learn on the programme is relevant and valued by employers. In recent years, our researchers have explored the important role of probiotics, resistant starch, sugar replacers and phytonutrients in the foods we consume. They’ve also helped prove the positive effects and importance of high-quality food and good nutrition and the protective role these features can play in reducing the risk of age-related disease outcomes. We were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017-18 for Further and Higher Education, in recognition of our teaching and research excellence in the field of food and nutrition. What you will study We’ll develop your knowledge, scientific research skills and practical skills to an advanced level and fuel your interest in this dynamic and vibrant discipline with a focus on new product development, processing, food chemistry, food security and microbiology. You'll gain a deep understanding of current issues in the field of human nutrition. Our teaching emphasises the evidence-based links between diet, health and disease, supported by a full appreciation for the key nutritional dietary components and the microbial mechanisms involved. You’ll develop the necessary research skills and industry awareness required to pursue a successful and rewarding career in the growing area of food science.


To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the bottom right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure and Graduate prospects etc.

How to apply

International applicants

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. Our International Recruitment team are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey. You can contact them via [email protected] Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK: To apply for a Student Visa, you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University you wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable you to apply for your visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to avoid risking its status as a Student sponsor. Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will be issued in accordance with the Student Route and CAS Issuing Policy, available at:

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in a relevant subject. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

FEES: For current information regarding postgraduate fees, please visit the course page on our website. The link is under Course contact details. SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES: Discover how we may be able to support your postgraduate taught studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers:[postgraduate]=postgraduate

Sponsorship information

The University of Surrey offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support our students, please visit for more details.

Food Science at University of Surrey - UCAS