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Food Technology (Quality Assurance) - MSc

Course Description

About the course:
-Develop knowledge of the application of science and technology to the provision of safe and quality food
-Gain the ability to apply and maintain quality systems that meet international expectations
-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


Sample modules:
-Food control management
-Food safety and microbiology
-Food processing
-Risk analysis in the food chain
-Sensory properties of foods

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


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 Technology (Quality Assurance) - MSc page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have at least an upper second class honours degree in a pure or applied science (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

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