Food Science courses in the UK
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. 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.
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
Career opportunities typically open up in research, hygiene, packaging, analysis and quality control. Depending upon your interests, joint-honours degrees are available so students can work in the Food Science orientated areas of marketing, PR, health and management.
What are the entry requirements for Food Science?
Entry requirements vary, but universities prefer qualificationsin maths, physics and chemistry. For international students, an IELTS score of no less than 6.0 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.5 score generally required.
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Where can I study Food Science?
To learn more about some of the best Food Science universities in the UK, please see below:
- King’s College London
- University of Leeds
- University of Reading
- University of Nottingham
- Newcastle University
- Queen’s University Belfast
- University of Surrey
- University of Ulster
- Coventry University
- Northumbria University
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