University of Reading

University of Reading

Food Science

Food is everywhere, the essential which we all need most. In this master's programme, you will expand knowledge gained during your undergraduate degree, gaining in-depth knowledge of the science and technology of food. Building on your current knowledge, you will also develop the ability to provide industry and governments with an understanding of the science underpinning food safety and quality. By joining a Department where 100% of our research impact has been recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent[1], you will benefit from the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of food science and a well-equipped building with training opportunities for further research on graduation. This course will give you the expertise for a career working with multinational food manufacturers, major retail chains and government bodies. [1] REF, 2014 - Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science. **Careers** The safety, quality and nutritional properties of the food reaching consumers depends upon an understanding of science and technology. You will gain the knowledge required to embark on a career within a range of organisations, including multinational food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, major retail chains and smaller companies supplying niche markets. Alternatively, you could go on to study for a PhD. Recent examples of jobs obtained by our graduates have included: Process Technologist with Pepsico International Quality Executive with Agro Tech Foods, New Product Developer with Bakkavor, Food Technologist with Tesco and Research and Development Technologist with Kerry Ingredients and Flavours. **Modules** - Chemistry of food components - Food microbiology and safety - Food processing - Sensory evaluation of food - Postgraduate research skills

Entry requirements

MSc: You are required to have at least an upper second class honours degree in a pure or applied science (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Chemistry of food components * Food microbiology and safety * Food processing * Sensory evaluation of food * Postgraduate research skills

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,230 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 19,230 per Whole course (International) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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Key information

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Postgraduate Admissions
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01183785289