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Course content

  • Accredited by the Association of Nutrition
  • Become an ‘Associate Registered Nutritionist’ upon graduation
  • Join a Department with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research
  • Benefit from the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, a human nutrition research group that is unique in the UK

What will you study?

Sample modules:

  • Scientific basis for nutritional requirements and policy
  • Genes, lifestyle and nutrition in health and disease
  • Chemistry of food component
  • Metabolism
  • Postgraduate research skills for nutrition

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

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