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Food Technology - Quality Assurance - MSc

University of Reading    Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time

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

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are typically required to have at least a lower second-class honours degree in a pure or applied science (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. For MSc Nutrition and Food Science, your degree should have a significant element of biological science.


New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £10,550

New international students: £22,850

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Liwen Zheng studied as an undergraduate at Henan Technology University in China before transferring onto our BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing course as part of the 2+2 programme. She enjoyed studying in the Department so much that she decided to stay on at Reading to study a master's degree.

"I wanted to stay at Reading because the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences has a high reputation in the food industry. I love the environment and facilities here, and I like the lecturers and the way they convey their knowledge. I found that the MSc Food Technology: Quality Assurance course could meet my requirement of gaining more practical knowledge."

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After studying environmental health, Ruth came to Reading to undertake a master's in Food Technology - Quality Assurance. She chose Reading because of its strong reputation in food and nutritional sciences. Her master's dissertation (for which she won a best-dissertation prize) was on communities of microbes, known as biofilms, and this led her to explore a PhD in this area.

"'I love the people and the atmosphere; it's a very friendly Department."

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Scholarships take the form of a tuition fee reduction. Study must be on a full-time basis.

Eligible candidates who hold an offer of admission to a course will be contacted with guidance on how to submit an application for a scholarship. We will also provide details of the terms and conditions under which the scheme operates. The scholarship application form will be accessible to eligible students via the me@reading applicant portal.

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The Department of Food and Nutrtional Science offer partial scholarships through the University of Reading Master’s Scholarships 2019 Scheme. These scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of previous academic accomplishment to ‘international students’ (applicants who are classified as overseas for tuition fees purposes).

Application Procedure

Applications for students commencing their studies in September 2019 open in January 2019 and in order to apply a candidate must have received an offer of admission to one our participating Master’s courses. Scholarships will be awarded in two rounds. The first round will review applications received up to 1 March 2019 and the second round will close on 1 June 2019. Candidates unsuccessful in round one will be eligible for consideration in round two, provided they still hold a valid offer of admission.

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