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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Develop the expertise to meet society's demand for safe and sustainable food products with our accredited BSc Food Science degree.Led by experts from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, this three-year course will equip you with a full understanding of food production processes.You'll gain essential knowledge and skills in:- food microbiology- biochemistry and metabolism- food processing and engineering- product development- human physiology and nutrition.At Reading, you'll also develop key technical skills through laboratory-based practicals, sensory evaluation, and work in our pilot-scale food processing plant.**Become a food science specialist at the University of Reading**- Top ten UK university for Food Science (joint 5th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).- 85% of our research impact is rated outstanding (Research Excellence Framework 2014).- Our food science graduates have the second-highest median salary of such graduates six months after graduation (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, based on analysis of 2017 graduate salaries).**Professional accreditation**Our BSc Food Science course is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), the industry’s leading professional body.Accreditation provides an assurance that your degree meets the standards expected by the food industry, helping you to stand out in a competitive job market. You'll also be recognised as a professional food scientist by the Institute of Food Science and Technology.**Careers**95% of our graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2017/18; based on first degree responders from Food and Nutritional sciences).Your degree will provide the essential subject-specific and transferable skills required in the food industry. Our graduates typically find employment in food product development, quality management, food technology, and nutritional science.Recent graduates from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences have gone on to work for:- Bakkavor- Douwe Egberts- Ferndale Foods- Innocent Drinks.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,700per year

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A level : ABB

Two science subjects including at least one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths. Acceptable second science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology, Food Technology, Home Economics.

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    36th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 25,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 43 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    133 69%

    15th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    15th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    23rd

    7

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