The University of Reading has one of the UK's largest food and nutritional sciences departments, with extensive facilities that enable us to engage in diverse teaching and research.
Food Processing Centre
Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition
The Flavour Centre
Sensory Science Centre
Flow Cytometry Suite
Our facilities include a chemical analysis facility with specialist equipment such as NMR spectrometers, mass spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction facilities, as well as extensive laboratories.
Life on campus
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Ellie Read, BSc Nutrition and Food Science with Professional Training
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).