M.Sc. On Campus

Food Technology - Quality Assurance

University of Reading

12 months
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​With the Food Technology - Quality Assurance degree offered at the University of Reading you will to develop knowledge of the application of science and technology to the provision of safe and high-quality food.


At the University of Reading studying the Food Technology - Quality Assurance you will gain detailed knowledge of the application of science and technology to the provision of safe and quality food from a Department with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Our staff are enthusiastic and their friendly approach to students is always mentioned by our graduates.


You will graduate with the ability to apply and maintain advanced quality systems meeting international expectations, and excellent practical experience: we have a well-equipped building which enables us to provide comprehensive training opportunities for further research on graduation. You will have access to extensive laboratories for practicals and research project including a pilot plant, food processing centre and sensory science centre.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microbes, Food Safety and Health
  • Food Manufacturing and Process Design
  • Food Composition and Quality
  • Food Product Reformulation
  • Food Control Management
  • Risk Analysis in the Food Chain

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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