Make use of the largest range of dedicated food laboratories in a UK university, as part of a Department with extensive industry contacts.
Our Department is a global player in
key aspects of food and nutritional
sciences research. Examples include
the development of pre- and probiotics,
the evaluation of the health impact of
functional food ingredients, the study
of flavour chemistry and the quality
assessment of food processing methods.
Recent substantial investment has ensured
that we can provide education in highquality
facilities. These include a large
pilot plant containing processing
equipment for food product development
work, advanced taste panel facilities, the
Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition
studies and specialist laboratories for
assessing human gut microflora.
Our industry contacts are extensive and
provide significant research funding, and
support our teaching programmes. As a
Department with a strong research focus,
we have a large number of PhD students.
Suitably qualified master’s students
frequently continue with us on a PhD
programme. Our students consistently
comment on the welcoming and friendly
attitude of our staff. We are enthusiastic
about our work and will inspire you to
achieve your goals.
Looking for postgraduate research opportunities?
Come to Reading for your PhD or professional doctorate and join a talented and diverse community of fellow researchers working to improve lives across the globe.