Includes topics such as nutrition, health and the consumer, food quality and regulation, food manufacture, and sustainable food production
Provided by our Food Advanced Training Partnership, the programme is led by the University of Reading in partnership with the University of Birmingham, Leatherhead Food Research International and Rothamsted Research
Quick look entry requirements
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
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.
Applicants 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 Food ATP Administrator directly by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will you study?
Understanding and influencing consumer behaviour
Sustainable supply systems
Flavour: from farm to fork and beyond
Developing food structure through thermal processing
Research methods and project management
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £ per year
New international students: £ per year
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
The safety, quality and nutritional properties of the food reaching consumers depends upon an understanding of science and technology.
You will gain the knowledge required to embark on a career within a range of organisations, including multinational food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, major retail chains and smaller companies supplying niche markets. Alternatively, you could go on to study for a PhD.
Recent examples of jobs obtained by our graduates have included: Process Technologist with Pepsico International, Quality Executive with Agro Tech Foods, New Product Developer with Bakkavor, Food Technologist with Tesco and Research and Development Technologist with Kerry Ingredients and Flavours.