We prefer you to have at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) with a significant element of chemistry and/or biological science.
Months of entry
* Accredited by the Association for Nutrition
* Become a Registered Associate Nutritionist upon graduation
* Join a Department with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research
* Benefit from the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, which is unique in being the only active human nutrition research group based in a Food Science department in the UK, allowing for better interdisciplinary research
Food and Nutritional Sciences at Reading
Make use of the largest range of dedicated food laboratories in a UK university, as part of a Department with extensive industry contacts.
Our Department is a global player in key aspects of food and nutritional sciences research. Examples include the development of pre- and probiotics, the evaluation of the health impact of functional food ingredients, the study of flavour chemistry and the quality assessment of food processing methods.
Recent substantial investment has ensured that we can provide education in high-quality facilities. These include a large pilot plant containing processing equipment for food product development work, advanced taste panel facilities, the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition studies and specialist laboratories for assessing human gut microflora.
Our industry contacts are extensive and provide significant research funding, and support our teaching programmes. As a Department with a strong research focus, we have a large number of PhD students.
Suitably qualified master’s students frequently continue with us on a PhD programme. Our students consistently comment on the welcoming and friendly attitude of our staff. We are enthusiastic about our work and will inspire you to achieve your goals.
Information for international students
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Global Recruitment Team