The challenges facing global food production have never been greater. Could you find solutions to feed an ever-expanding population?
The UK’s food and dairy industries are looking to recruit innovative, forward-thinking graduates with the knowledge and industry experience to respond to global issues such as food security, sustainability, nutrition and food waste.
Our food science degree courses have been carefully designed with input from industry to ensure that you understand the science behind food production while developing the practical skills required to address productivity, profitability and growth.
With BRC Grade AA certification, our award-winning Food Centre is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector.
Our Food Centre is the first educational institution in the world to achieve an internationally recognised British Retail Consortium (BRC) Grade AA certification
The UK food and drink industry accounts for 19% of the total manufacturing sector by turnover and employs over 400,000 people in the UK across 7,000 businesses
Industry focused, career ready…
You will gain real insight into the food sector by working with our expert lecturers and benefit from our close links with industry. All undergraduates complete an industry placement during their second year of study and our foundation degree courses include 150 hours of work-based learning or research projects with companies in the food sector.
You can become an Associate Student Member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and gain additional qualifications* to make your CV stand out from the crowd.
Our dairy courses are run in conjunction with Project Eden who ensure that the UK dairy industry has access to some of the best dairy technology training.
*additional qualifications are optional and at an additional cost.
Where could your degree take you?
Do you see yourself leading the field in food technology, quality assurance, food policy or artisan food production?
Whatever your career aims, the food sector offers a range of rewarding careers both in the UK and overseas with the industry reporting a shortage of skilled graduates to fill science related roles.
Here are just some of the careers available in this sector:
- Research and developer
- Food technologist
- New product developer
- Food marketing
- Laboratory analysis and testing
- Food auditing
- Food production manager
- Food innovation manager
- Food policy advisor
- Baker entrepreneur
- Postgraduate study
Where will you be studying?
You will be studying in our £7million Food Centre which is one of the best food processing teaching facilities in Europe. We are the first educational institution in the world to achieve Grade AA certification for food safety from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the highest possible benchmark for best practice in food manufacture.
Our food department is the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Dairy Champion and you will have access to cutting-edge facilities such as a commercial dairy, butchery, commercial bakery, innovation rooms and a sensory tasting lab.
Your University Centre Reaseheath Experience
We like you to make the most of your university experience. You can broaden your horizons with our study tour to Paris and learn more about this diverse sector from guest speakers and visiting industry experts.
You may choose to study for extra qualifications and our Student Association organises a varied programme of social events, clubs and societies.