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Food Science with Business with Industrial Training BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This BSc Food Science with Business with Industrial Training is a unique opportunity to develop your scientific and business skills, and gain valuable industry experience with a year-long paid training placement.Run in conjunction with the award-winning Henley Business School and the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, this course combines expertise from across the University. It is ideal for anyone who wants to work in a managerial, commercial or technical position within the food sector. Furthermore, our department has strong links with industry, and you will gain valuable professional experience through a year-long paid training placement.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 subjects such as the fundamental science behind food and nutrition, the processes involved in food production, human physiology, economics, marketing and financial management. You will also gain experience of using key technical skills through sensory evaluation and laboratory-based practicals, and work in our pilot-scale food processing plant. During your final year you will carry out an original project as part of one of our existing research groups, and embark on a venture project within the Henley Business School.Graduates of this course are recognised as professional food scientists by the Institute of Food Science and Technology.**Placement**Between your second and final year you will carry out a paid industrial training placement lasting a year. Placements can be located anywhere in the UK, and occasionally take place abroad. You can expect to earn between £15,000 and £20,000.In recent years, students have taken on a variety of roles, including quality assurance officers, food technologists, product development scientists and in consumer work. 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 guidance on finding the ideal placement, writing a CV and interview skills by our placement coordinator and team of careers consultants.**Careers** Food is Europe's largest and most buoyant industry, and there is a constant demand for graduates with a combination of technical skills and business knowledge.As a graduate of this course, you will be recognised as a professional food scientist by the Institute of Food Science and Technology. Our graduates embark on careers within the food industry or a related sector, working for companies such as PepsiCo, Mondelēz, Nestlé, Marks & Spencer, Mars, Unilever and McCormick.Additionally, you may decide to move into other areas, such as teaching, accountancy and environmental health. You will also be well placed to move on to further study.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,700per year

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University information

University of Reading

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  • 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

    29th out of 122

    11th out of 43 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    124 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    133 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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