M.Sc. On Campus

Food Science

University of Reading

12 months
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With the Food Science degree offered at the University of Reading you will expand knowledge gained during your undergraduate degree, gaining in-depth knowledge of the science and technology of food. 


At the University of Reading studying the Food Science will give you the expertise for a career working with multinational food manufacturers, major retail chains and government bodies.

What you will get from this course: 

  • You will gain a detailed knowledge of the science and technology of food
  • You will develop the ability to provide industry and governments with an understanding of the science underpinning food safety and quality
  • You will join a Department with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research
  • You will benefit from a well-equipped building and training opportunities for further research on graduation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microbes, food safety and health
  • Food chemistry: structure, flavour and colour
  • Food manufacturing and process design
  • Sensory science
  • Food product reformulation
  • Applied food quality and safety

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Full transcripts of all degree programmes taken. If these are not in English, a certified translation into English is required. 
  • An English language certificate (for example IELTS or TOEFL)
  • Contact details for two academic/professional references. 
  • Statement of purpose.
  • A copy of your passport (for international students).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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