UK Food Science Courses
Introduction to Food Science
Be it how many fruit and vegetables to eat per day, genetically modified crops or sugar content in the latest child marketed drink, Food Science is never far from the headlines or our thoughts. Studying this degree at a UK university means you are fascinated by the key aspects of food – how it is produced, is it safe, how it reacts to natural elements and if it can combat illness and disease.
Food Science is forever adapting to changing trends in an attempt to look for new ways to make food taste better, be safer and improve cost and manufacturing. Students will study a range of modules including food composition, food safety, microbiology, product development, sustainability and physiology.
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The UK is widely regarded as a world leader in Food Science, and as such many industry professionals will visit and teach at your chosen institution. Sandwich placements are also an option for students who wish to spend a year gaining firsthand experience in the industry.
Careers in Food Science
The food and drink industry is the largest manufacturing industry in Europe, and there are a wide range of careers and further education opportunities for graduates to move into. Career avenues include research, hygiene, nutrition, packaging, analysis, quality control and buyer. Food related careers can also be sought in areas such as marketing and journalism.
Food Science Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Food Science in the UK?
To learn more about the best Food Science courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Food Science universities below:
- University of Surrey
- Queen’s University Belfast
- University of Leeds
- King’s College London
- University of Nottingham
- Coventry University
- University of Newcastle
- University of Reading
- University of Hertfordshire
- Robert Gordon University