University of Reading has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
With BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing with Industrial Training you will develop the technical skills needed for a career in food manufacturing, and enhance your CV with a training year in industry. Food technologists are innovative, with an in-depth knowledge of food raw materials and of methods for producing safe and healthy products. You will develop your scientific knowledge and technical skills, whilst exploring the role of technology within the food sector and addressing issues such as quality assessment. Our Department has strong links with industry, and you will gain valuable professional experience through a year-long paid training placement. 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. You will study the fundamental science behind food and nutrition, the processes involved in production, and human physiology. You will also gain experience of using key technical skills through sensory evaluation, laboratory-based practicals and work in our pilot-scale food processing plant. The final year will give you the chance to pursue your own interests by undertaking an original research project. You can also develop your teamwork skills through our "Product Development" module. You will be given a brief by industry and work as a team to produce an original product, which you will showcase at an end-of-term trade show. You will also study advanced modules in integrated food processing, economic manufacturing and the sensory evaluation of food. Graduates of this course are recognised as professional food technologists by the Institute of Food Science and Technology. Careers Food is Europe's largest and most buoyant industry, and there is a constant demand for graduates who possess strong scientific and technical skills, combined with a knowledge of how to improve products. As a graduate of this course, you will be recognised as a professional food technologist by the Institute of Food Science and Technology. You can embark on a career within the food industry or a related sector, working for companies such as PepsiCo, Mars, Marks & Spencer, Unilever and McCormick. Additionally, you may decide to move into other areas, such as teaching, accountancy and environmental health. Our degrees are also a stepping stone to MSc or PhD study.
Sample modules may include: • Biochemistry and metabolism • Farm to fork • Introduction to food microbiology • Introduction to food processing and engineering • Introduction to human physiology and nutrition • Introductory microbiology • Molecular studies for the life sciences • The living cell Check our website for more details of the course structure.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBC including grade B in two science subjects, including at least one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||B||We require a grade B or 193 overall.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||We require a grade C or 200 overall.|
|PTE Academic||64||We require a minimum score of 64 overall with at least 51 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|Institution's Own Test||Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|Trinity ISE||Merit||We require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|