201–250 th
World University Rankings 2021
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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Nutrition and Food Science with Professional Training - University of Reading

Explore the chemistry of food and its effects on health, qualify as a registered nutritionist, and put skills into practice during a dedicated year of professional training. The role of nutritionists within the food industry is increasingly important, as consumers grow more aware of the importance of healthy eating. Learn the processes of food production and how these can be amended to create healthier products. Receive training in the science of nutrition and areas of food science and consumer studies. This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition. On graduation, you will be eligible to apply to become a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition via the direct entry pathway, providing a clear and respected marker of your status as a nutrition professional. Our staff are experts in human nutrition, food chemistry, chemical engineering, microbiology and food law. We tailor our teaching to reflect changing trends and emerging technologies within the sector. Study the fundamentals of human nutrition, food chemistry, food microbiology, cell biology, genetics, human physiology, and psychology, in your first year. Then build upon this knowledge by exploring areas such as public health nutrition, food choice and regulation, and the development of new products. Gain experience of using key technical skills through sensory evaluation, laboratory-based practicals, and work in our pilot-scale food processing plant. In your final year, you will carry out an original project as part of one of our existing research groups, enabling you to work alongside world authorities in areas such as food and human health. Spend a year (between your second and third years) on a paid industrial training placement. Placements can be located anywhere in the UK and occasionally take place abroad. You can expect to earn between £15,000 and £20,000. Recent students have taken on a variety of roles, including quality assurance, consumer work, food technologists and product development scientists. Some placements take place at large multinational organisations, such as Kraft or Unilever, but you could also choose to work in a small independent manufacturing or research company. You will be given advice and support on finding the ideal placement, writing your CV, and interview skills by our Head of Industrial training. **Careers** Food is Europe's largest and most buoyant industry, and nutritionists with food science training work at the forefront of product development and package design. As a graduate, you can become a registered nutritionist. Work within the food industry and related sectors, for companies such as Kraft, Mars, Marks & Spencer, and GlaxoSmithKline. Or, you could use your degree for a career in nutrition education and promotion, or work for a government department concerned with public health. Choose to move into other areas, such as teaching, accountancy and environmental health. This degree can also be a stepping stone for an MSc or PhD in the area of food and health.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • 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