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Food Science courses

Study at a top 10 university for food science in the UK (7th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024), and develop the skills and knowledge you need to make an impact in the food industry.


Nutrition courses

As our awareness for healthy eating grows so does our need for professional Nutritionists. Explore the links between health and nutrition on a course accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).


Life in the Department

Join a friendly and supportive community at one of the UK's largest food and nutritional sciences departments. To ease your transition, you will be allocated a student mentor and academic tutor before you arrive at Reading.


Student and staff stories

Our inspiring students, alumni and academics share their experiences of studying and carrying out research in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences. 

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. 


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).

Assosiation for Nutrition
Athena SWAN Silver Award
Institute of Food Science and Technology