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Food Technology with Bio Processing BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Develop specialist scientific and technical skills, and explore the role of technology in the food industry, with our BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing course.This degree will provide you with in-depth knowledge of raw materials and methods for producing safe and healthy food products, with a focus on food engineering.**Become a food technologist 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).You'll explore innovative food technology techniques, underpinned by the fundamental science of food and nutrition. Your studies will include:- microbiology- biochemistry- food processing and engineering- product development- food quality and sensory science- 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.In your final year, you will undertake an exciting Product Development module. Given a brief by industry experts, you’ll work as a team to produce an original product, which you will showcase at an end-of-term trade show. This will provide you with valuable experience and key employability skills.**Professional accreditation**Our BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing 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 will also be recognised as a professional food technologist 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).Food is Europe's largest and most buoyant industry. There is a constant demand for graduates with the scientific and technical skills to tackle the latest consumer issues.Your degree will provide the essential subject-specific and transferable skills required in the food industry. Our graduates typically find employment in food technology, quality management, food product development, and nutritional science.Recent graduates from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences have gone on to work for:- PepsiCo- Nestlé- Mars- Marks & Spencer- Unilever.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,700per year

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Entry requirements

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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

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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 23,000 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%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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