Taught course

Food Technology - Quality Assurance

University of Reading · Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Entry requirements

At least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a pure or applied science, or an equivalent qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Ensuring a supply of safe food which meets consumers’ expectations for quality is a demanding task for today’s manufacturing industry. Industry and governments need highly qualified staff who can combine knowledge of the science and technology of food with an ability to apply and maintain advanced quality systems meeting international expectations. Our MSc Food Technology – Quality Assurance course is designed to meet this need. We take graduate scientists like you and make you into the food technologists and quality managers of the future.
Modules include: Food Safety and Microbiology; Risk Analysis in the Food Chain; Food Control Management; Sensory Attributes of Food

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability required. Normal requirements are: • an overall score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 6.0 or • an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with no individual element scoring less than 5.5

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr D J Jukes
+44 (0) 118 931 6531