UCR - University Centre Reaseheath
University Centre Reaseheath

Food Science

Why study Food Science at UCR?

To feed the world’s growing population, we need to transform our food production systems to make them more sustainable. Could you be part of the solution?

Our food science degrees will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to really make a difference.  

You’ll be part of a learning experience that’s been designed to develop your skills and deliver the qualifications and experience the industry wants, with expert lecturers and technicians who are as passionate about the topic as you are.   

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Industry Focused

As a food scientist, your actions and expertise could help to put food on the table for the world’s growing population while reducing global waste and increasing sustainability. Or maybe you see yourself more at the practical end, working hands-on in the dairy or bakery industries to provide essential foods in the nation’s shopping basket.  

Our first-class facilities will give you a flying start. You’ll be learning those essential practical skills in our industry accredited £7 million Food Centre, one of the best food processing teaching facilities in Europe.

Food Centre and Processing Halls at University Centre Reaseheath

Career Ready

Our dairy processing halls hold the highest possible benchmark for best practice in food manufacture. We also have food innovation rooms, a commercial bakery and a dedicated butchery. 

These cutting-edge facilities attract business partners from across the sector, particularly for new product development. Gain real insights into business operation from experts working at the leading edge of food science and production.  

Industry placements form a central part of these degrees, supported by study tours and industry events – all great opportunities to help you jump-start your career. 

Food Science Courses

Food Science

Foundation Degree in Dairy Technology (Eden Programme)

2 Years


Food Science

Foundation Degree in Bakery and Patisserie Technology

2 Years


Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Studies)

1 Year


Student Success

Laura Moulding | Foundation Degree in Dairy Technology 2018 (Eden programme) 

We’re an independent dairy producing yoghurt and cultured products. I wanted to learn about the latest technology and machinery and how this could help meet demand for our own products. 

Thanks to my studies I’ve progressed into my current role and doubled the size of the dairy, and we’ve increased output by becoming more automated. I’m also able to carry out British Retail Consortium audits and product development. The Food Centre’s technical staff are continuing to support me and are an absolute credit to Reaseheath. I and Little Town Dairy wouldn’t be where we are without them!”