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MSc Food Technology - Quality Assurance

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Learn the science behind providing safe food to the public with our MSc Food Technology - Quality Assurance degree.

On this course, you’ll work with expert academics from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences as you:

  • learn to apply and maintain advanced food quality assurance systems that meet both UK and international expectations
  • understand the chemical, biological and physical principles involved in food processing and storage
  • learn about quality and legal requirements in food provision.

As part of your studies, you will work in some of the UK’s largest dedicated food teaching facilities. These include:

Food Processing Centre. This pilot plant is unique to Reading. There is almost 1100m2 of floor space devoted to approximately £4m worth of equipment. Used primarily for teaching and learning, the plant contains processing equipment for food product development work. No other UK university offers what we do under one roof.

Flavour Centre. The Centre hosts facilities that enable you to gain comprehensive practical experience in taste and aroma analysis and flavour extraction.

We are proud of our research impact, 100% of which has been recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014 - Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science). As an MSc Food Technology - Quality Assurance student, you will also have access to the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of food science and technology.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Careers for MSc Food Technology graduates

An MSc Food Technology - Quality Assurance degree offers a wide range of career options.

Food technologists, for example, ensure the safety and quality of food in the production, manufacturing and distribution stages. They are highly valued for their problem-solving and technical skills.

Many of our graduates have gone on to work in food in industry, government and education. The food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. It’s responsible for adding £21.9bn to the gross value of the UK economy - and it needs new graduates to meet its recruitment needs.

Other graduates apply their research skills to pursue a higher degree through research and development in industry.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,715per year

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

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • 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 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is 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

    9th out of 39 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    134 63%

    12th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    30th

    5

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