Studying a Food Science 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. 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.
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 programmes, and as such many industry professionals will visit and teach at your chosen institution. Placements are also an option for students who wish to spend a year gaining firsthand experience in the industry.
Food Science graduates will find employment in research, hygiene, nutrition, packaging, analysis, quality control and buying. Your degree can also be used in areas such as marketing and journalism, while postgraduate study is also a popular choice if you wish to stay in full-time study.
Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
To learn more about the best Food Science courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Food Science universities in the Times Good University Guide 2019 below:
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