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Undergraduate study

Pursue your interests in food and nutritional sciences, whether you're keen to study from a technological, nutritional or business angle.

Master's study

Develop your expertise in areas such as food science and technology, nutrition, and food sustainability with a master's degree at Reading.

PhD study

Join a vibrant community of researchers in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences. We offer flexible modes of study designed to fit around your needs.

Our research

Reading has a long-standing reputation for the quality of its research in food science. 95% of our research is of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences).

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Our facilities

We have a large range of specialist food teaching facilities, including a pilot plant, our Flavour Centre, and the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition. 

Meet the team

Our expert staff engage in research that tackles key global challenges. They tailor their teaching to reflect the latest trends and technologies. 

Hospital patient eating a bowl of shredded chicken

Professor Julie Lovegrove

Professor Julie Lovegrove is an award-winning researcher and Head of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition. In 2022, she won the British Nutrition Foundation Prize for her work on the impact of nutrition on public health.

Athena SWAN Silver Award