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Food Technology with Bio Processing

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Two science subjects including at least one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths. Acceptable second science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology, Food Technology, Home Economics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

including relevant science units.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Two science subjects including at least one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths. Acceptable second science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology, Food Technology, Home Economics.

Extended Project

B

In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Two Higher Level science subjects at grade 5 including at least one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths. Acceptable second science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology, Food Technology, Home Economics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

including relevant science modules.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Two science subjects including at least one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths. Acceptable second science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology, Food Technology, Home Economics.

UCAS Tariff

128-147

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Food science

Food and beverage production

Develop specialist scientific and technical skills, and explore the role of technology in the food industry, with our BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing course.

This degree will provide you with in-depth knowledge of raw materials and methods for producing safe and healthy food products, with a focus on food engineering.

**Become a food technologist at the University of Reading**

- Top ten UK university for Food Science (joint 5th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

- 85% of our research impact is rated outstanding (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

- Our food science graduates have the second-highest median salary of such graduates six months after graduation (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, based on analysis of 2017 graduate salaries).

You'll explore innovative food technology techniques, underpinned by the fundamental science of food and nutrition. Your studies will include:

- microbiology

- biochemistry

- food processing and engineering

- product development

- food quality and sensory science

- human physiology and nutrition.

At Reading, you’ll also develop key technical skills through laboratory-based practicals, sensory evaluation, and work in our pilot-scale food processing plant.

In your final year, you will undertake an exciting Product Development module. Given a brief by industry experts, you’ll work as a team to produce an original product, which you will showcase at an end-of-term trade show. This will provide you with valuable experience and key employability skills.

**Professional accreditation**

Our BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing course is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), the industry's leading professional body.

Accreditation provides an assurance that your degree meets the standards expected by the food industry, helping you to stand out in a competitive job market. You will also be recognised as a professional food technologist by the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

**Careers**

95% of our graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2017/18; based on first degree responders from Food and Nutritional Sciences).

Food is Europe's largest and most buoyant industry. There is a constant demand for graduates with the scientific and technical skills to tackle the latest consumer issues.

Your degree will provide the essential subject-specific and transferable skills required in the food industry. Our graduates typically find employment in food technology, quality management, food product development, and nutritional science.

Recent graduates from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences have gone on to work for:

- PepsiCo

- Nestlé

- Mars

- Marks & Spencer

- Unilever.

Modules

Sample modules may include:

* Process Engineering Principles
* Composition, Properties and Analysis of Foods
* Microbiological Hazards in Foods
* Sustainable Food Processing
* Food Product Development

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£23,700
per year
International
£23,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

92%
high
Food science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Food sciences

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

Food and beverage production

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Food & beverage studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,200
high
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Engineering professionals
19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Science, engineering and production technicians

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Agriculture, food and related studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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