University of Reading

University of Reading

Food Science

The course is built on the basis of sound science and an ability to ensure that it is applied successfully to provide consumers with safe, nutritious and wholesome food. Industry and governments need highly qualified staff who can combine a knowledge of the fundamental science of food with the more practical issues associated with its application.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have at least an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a pure or applied science, or equivalent from a university outside the UK.

Course modules

Modules include: Chemistry of food components; food safety and microbiology; fundamentals of human nutrition; sensory attributes of food; food processing.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0118 378 5289