201–250 th
World University Rankings 2020
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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Food Science with Industrial Training - University of Reading

With the BSc Food Science with Industrial Training course you will discover how to tackle key issues facing the food industry today and gain an insight into industry with a paid professional training year. Food science is the study of the quality, safety and nutritional purposes of foods. This course aims to give you the scientific skills and knowledge base needed to understand food processes and meet society's demands for safe and sustainable food products. Our Department has strong links with industry, and you will gain valuable professional experience through a year-long paid training placement. Furthermore, the University of Reading is a world authority on human nutrition, food chemistry, chemical engineering, microbiology and food law. Our staff are actively engaged in world-class research and will tailor their teaching to reflect changing trends and emerging technologies within the sector. You will study the fundamental science behind food and nutrition, the processes involved in production, and human physiology. You will also gain experience of using key technical skills through sensory evaluation, laboratory-based practicals and work in our pilot-scale food processing plant. During your final year you will have the chance to put these newly learnt manufacturing skills to the test in our "Product development" module. You will be given a brief by industry and work as a team to produce an original product, which you will showcase at an end-of-term trade show. Graduates of this course are recognised as professional food scientists by the Institute of Food Science and Technology. Additionally, they are often finalists in the National Science, Engineering and Technology awards. **Careers** Food is Europe's largest and most buoyant industry, and there is a constant demand for graduates with knowledge of technical skills and ways to tackle the latest consumer issues. As a graduate of this course, you will be recognised as a professional food scientist by the Institute of Food Science and Technology. You can embark on a career within the food industry or a related sector, working for companies such as Kraft, Mars, Marks & Spencer, and GlaxoSmithKline. Additionally, you may decide to move into another areas, such as teaching, accountancy and environmental health. You will also be well-placed to move on to further study.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-10-01
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,815