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Food Technology with Bio-Processing 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

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

With BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing with Industrial Training you will develop the technical skills needed for a career in food manufacturing, and enhance your CV with a training year in industry.Food technologists are innovative, with an in-depth knowledge of food raw materials and of methods for producing safe and healthy products. You will develop your scientific knowledge and technical skills, whilst exploring the role of technology within the food sector and addressing issues such as quality assessment. 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 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.The final year will give you the chance to pursue your own interests by undertaking an original research project. You can also develop your teamwork skills through 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. You will also study advanced modules in integrated food processing, economic manufacturing and the sensory evaluation of food.Graduates of this course are recognised as professional food technologists 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, consumer work, food technologists and product development scientists. You can choose to carry out your placement at a large multinational organisation or 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 dedicated placement coordinator.**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 technologist 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 PepsiCo, Mondelēz, Nestlé, Mars, Marks & Spencer, Unilever and McCormick.Additionally, you may decide to move into other areas, such as teaching, accountancy and environmental health. Our degrees are also a stepping stone to MSc or PhD study.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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

  • 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 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%

    15th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    15th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    23rd

    7

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