Research course

The Functional Food Centre

Oxford Brookes University · Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Research students in the Functional Food Centre engage in cross- disciplinary research on new and promising functional foods and nutraceuticals; child and infant nutrition; anti-oxidants in foods; and diabetes and glycaemic index.

Department specialisms

The Functional Food Centre; Professor Jeya Henry; Dr Helen Lightowler; Dr Lisa Ryan

Information for international students

ILETS band 6.5

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for information: Finance

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-60 months
part time
36-72 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Research Administrator
+44 (0) 1865 482904