Taught course

Sustainable Food Quality for Health

University of Reading · Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Entry requirements

We normally require a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK), in a relevant pure or applied science, technology or engineering subject, and a minimum of one year’s relevant full-time work experience. You should be employed in the food and agricultural industries and remain in this employment throughout the programme. To apply for this programme please contact the AFTP administrator directly by email on info@foodatp.co.uk.

Months of entry


Course content

* Aimed at food and agricultural industry employees
* Includes topics such as nutrition, health and the consumer, food quality and regulation, food manufacture and sustainable food production
* Choose one of three thematic pathways: Sustainable Practices in Food Production, Nutrition, Food and the Consumer, and Managing Risk and Food Safety
* Provided by the AgriFoodTraining Partnership, the programme is awarded by the University of Reading in partnership with the University of Nottingham, Aberystwyth University, Harper Adams University, Cranfield University and Bangor University

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)

Qualification and course duration


36-72 months


36-72 months


36-72 months

Course contact details

Fiona Lee