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Course content

  • Aimed at food and agricultural industry employees
  • Includes topics such as nutrition, health and the consumer, food quality and regulation, food manufacture, and sustainable food production
  • Provided by our Food Advanced Training Partnership, the programme is led by the University of Reading in partnership with the University of Birmingham, Leatherhead Food Research International and Rothamsted Research

What will you study?

Sample modules:

  • Understanding and influencing consumer behaviour
  • Sustainable supply systems
  • Flavour: from farm to fork and beyond
  • Developing food structure through thermal processing
  • Research methods and project management

Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.

What career can you have?

The safety, quality and nutritional properties of the food reaching consumers depends upon an understanding of science and technology.

You will gain the knowledge required to embark on a career within a range of organisations, including multinational food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, major retail chains and smaller companies supplying niche markets. Alternatively, you could go on to study for a PhD.

Recent examples of jobs obtained by our graduates have included: Process Technologist with Pepsico International, Quality Executive with Agro Tech Foods, New Product Developer with Bakkavor, Food Technologist with Tesco and Research and Development Technologist with Kerry Ingredients and Flavours.

Visit the Food Quality and Health MSc page on the University of Reading website for more details!




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