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  Food Technology - Quality Assurance

University of Reading    Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time 31 August 2024 Award winner
Food Sciences (15)

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Embark on a journey towards mastering the art of ensuring food safety with our esteemed MSc Food Technology - Quality Assurance programme. Delve into the intricate science behind delivering safe and high-quality food to the masses under the guidance of expert academics from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences. Throughout the course, you will immerse yourself in advanced food quality assurance systems, comprehend the fundamental principles of food processing and storage, and grasp the legal requirements in the food industry. One of the highlights of this programme is the opportunity to work in cutting-edge facilities, including the exclusive Food Processing Centre and the innovative Flavour Centre. Moreover, the curriculum is meticulously designed in consultation with industry experts to enhance your employability and broaden your skill set. Whether you are a graduate of pure sciences or applied sciences, this programme will build upon your existing knowledge and equip you with expertise in quality assurance, food chemistry, analysis, and processing. Join us to unlock a world of possibilities in the dynamic field of food technology.

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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:

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are typically required to have at least a lower second-class honours degree (2:2) 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.


New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £12,550

New international students: £26,950

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