Develop your scientific expertise alongside business skills, and learn how to analyse food-related issues from a social and economic approach.
Run in conjunction with the award-winning Henley Business School and the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, this course combines expertise from across the University. It is ideal for anyone who wants to work in a managerial, commercial or technical position within the food sector.
You will study subjects such as the fundamental science behind food and nutrition, the processes involved in food production, human physiology, economics, marketing and financial management. You will also gain experience of using key technical skills through sensory evaluation and laboratory-based practicals, and work in our pilot-scale food processing plant.
The University of Reading is a world authority on human nutrition, food chemistry, chemical engineering, microbiology and food law. Our staff are actively engaged in world-class research and will tailor their teaching to reflect changing trends and emerging technologies within the sector. During your final year you will carry out an original project as part of one of our existing research groups, and embark on a venture project within the Henley Business School.
Graduates of this course are recognised as professional food scientists by the Institute of Food Science and Technology.