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Join a community of over 30 research and teaching staff, as well as research students, technical and clinical staff who all share your passion for food and nutrition.

We are a friendly, supportive Department, fostering a collaborative culture that values the development of transferable skills.

When I visited the University, it cemented my belief that it was the perfect place for me to study and grow, both as an individual and as a nutritionist. Meeting some of the teaching staff and being able to explore the vast campus is the only way to really get a sense of what life at the University is like. Reading topped the list due to its ideal location, world-class teaching staff, eminent academics and superb research opportunities and career prospects
Ewen Trafford, MSc Nutrition and Food Science

Industry connections

All of our programmes are designed in consultation with the food industry, so your course will be highly relevant to your future career. Complete a research placement and gain the real-world experience you need to boost your employability.

Our academics work closely with the food and nutrition sectors, and are regular speakers at industry events.

The lecturers are approachable and leaders in their fields, plus they are extremely supportive. The facilities and opportunities at Reading are outstanding and the staff there make every effort to help you achieve your potential.

Faye Wheller

MSc Food Science

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How we support you

Do you want to learn more about the cost of studying and living at university? Explore our funding options, master's scholarships, advice on finding part-time work, and more.

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Life in Reading

Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train.

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Life on campus

Whiteknights campus is set on 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, so you'll find plenty of places to relax. The campus is a thriving community and features the Students' Union, Library and places to eat.