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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Food Sciences

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    18 September 2017

Course content

  • Gain detailed knowledge of the science and technology of food
  • Develop the ability to provide industry and governments with an understanding of the science underpinning food safety and quality
  • Join a Department with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research
  • Benefit from a well-equipped building and training opportunities for further research on graduation

What will you study?

Sample modules:

  • Chemistry of food components
  • Food safety and microbiology
  • Food processing
  • Sensory evaluation of food
  • Postgraduate research skills for food

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 Science MSc page on the University of Reading website for more details!

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