University of Reading

University of Reading

Nutrition and Food Science

* Accredited by the Association for Nutrition * Become a Registered Associate Nutritionist upon graduation * Join a Department with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research * Benefit from the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, which is unique in being the only active human nutrition research group based in a Food Science department in the UK, allowing for better interdisciplinary research **Food and Nutritional Sciences at Reading** Make use of the largest range of dedicated food laboratories in a UK university, as part of a Department with extensive industry contacts. Our Department is a global player in key aspects of food and nutritional sciences research. Examples include the development of pre- and probiotics, the evaluation of the health impact of functional food ingredients, the study of flavour chemistry and the quality assessment of food processing methods. Recent substantial investment has ensured that we can provide education in high-quality facilities. These include a large pilot plant containing processing equipment for food product development work, advanced taste panel facilities, the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition studies and specialist laboratories for assessing human gut microflora. Our industry contacts are extensive and provide significant research funding, and support our teaching programmes. As a Department with a strong research focus, we have a large number of PhD students. Suitably qualified master's students frequently continue with us on a PhD programme. Our students consistently comment on the welcoming and friendly attitude of our staff. We are enthusiastic about our work and will inspire you to achieve your goals.The MSc Nutrition and Food Science programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, and allows you to become an expert in food sciences and a registered Food Nutritionist upon graduation. Whilst studying this programme, you will join a Department with a reputation for excellence in research, where 100% of our research impact has been recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent[1]. You will benefit from excellent facilities and extensive laboratories for practicals and research projects, including the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, an internationally recognised centre for excellence which is unique in being the only active human nutrition research group based in a Food Science department in the UK. This allows for better interdisciplinary research within the Department and across the University, and provides an excellent studying experience. **Careers** This course opens many interesting career doors. Graduates of this course gone on to such professions as nutritional research scientist, technical development (food ingredients), retail nutrition advisor and new product development. Graduates have also gone on to PhD research. [1] REF, 2014 - Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science.

Entry requirements

MSc: We prefer you to have at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) with a significant element of chemistry and/or biological science. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Scientific basis for nutritional requirements and policy * Genes, lifestyle and nutrition in health and disease * Chemistry of food components * Metabolism * 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 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Wales) 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 (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (EU) 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 (Scotland) 24 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 (England) 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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