Food Science Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Reading 92% 0% 10% £9250 £23700 126 Reading On campus Full-time
Royal Agricultural University 54% 5% 4% £9250 £11000 97 Cirencester On campus Full-time
Royal Agricultural University 54% 5% 4% £9250 £11000 97 Cirencester On campus Full-time
Royal Agricultural University 54% 5% 4% £9250 £11000 97 Cirencester On campus Full-time
Harper Adams University 86% 0% 4% £9250 £11250 143 Newport On campus Full-time
University of Reading 92% 0% 10% £9250 £23700 126 Reading On campus Full-time
Harper Adams University 86% 0% 4% £9250 £11250 143 Newport On campus Full-time
University of Abertay Dundee 96% 0% 10% £9250 £14000 171 Dundee On campus Full-time
University College Birmingham 80% 5% 5% £9250 £11500 101 Birmingham On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 96% 0% 0% £9250 £25000 143 Nottingham On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 96% 0% 5% £9250 £25000 131 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Reading 77% 0% 15% £9250 £23700 133 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Reading 100% 0% 15% £9250 £23700 160 Reading On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 100% 0% 15% £9250 £14500 160 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 100% 0% 15% £9250 £14500 160 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Harper Adams University 86% 0% 10% £9250 £11250 119 Newport On campus Full-time
Teesside University 87% 0% 3% £6500 £13000 148 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 87% 0% 3% £1035 £1805 148 London On campus Part-time
University of Reading 87% 0% 3% £10550 £22850 148 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Reading 87% 0% 3% £10550 £22850 148 Reading On campus Part-time
University of Lincoln 87% 0% 3% £45 £89 148 Lincoln On campus Part-time
University of Lincoln 87% 0% 3% £8100 £16000 148 Lincoln On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 96% 0% 0% £9250 £25000 137 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Harper Adams University 85% 2% 8% £9250 £11250 99 Newport On campus Full-time
Teesside University 81% 0% 0% £9250 £13000 104 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of Reading 92% 0% 10% £9250 £23700 129 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Reading 92% 0% 10% £9250 £23700 116 Reading On campus Full-time
Harper Adams University 85% 0% 4% £9250 £11250 112 Newport On campus Full-time
University of Abertay Dundee 92% 0% 10% £9250 £14000 171 Dundee On campus Full-time
Harper Adams University 85% 0% 4% £9250 £11250 112 Newport On campus Full-time
University of Reading 92% 0% 10% £9250 £23700 129 Reading On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 96% 0% 0% £9250 £25000 131 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Reading 90% 0% 0% £9250 £23700 138 Reading On campus Full-time
Teesside University 81% 0% 0% £9250 £13000 104 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of Reading 92% 0% 5% £9250 £23700 116 Reading On campus Full-time
Harper Adams University 85% 0% 4% £9250 £11250 112 Newport On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast - - - - - - Belfast On campus Part-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 96% 0% 10% £8500 - 171 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Chester 96% 0% 10% - - 171 Chester On campus Part-time
Reaseheath College 79% 5% 19% £9250 £11800 - Nantwich On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 87% 0% 0% - - 148 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 85% 0% 5% - - 138 Guildford On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 84% 0% 5% - - 134 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 85% 0% 5% - - 138 Guildford On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 87% 0% 3% - - 148 Leeds On campus Full-time
Cardiff Metropolitan University 87% 0% 3% £1200 - 148 Cardiff On campus Part-time
The University of Nottingham 96% 0% 0% - - 137 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 96% 0% 0% £7500 - 137 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 85% 2% 8% £7500 - 99 Cambridge On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 87% 0% 0% - - 148 Leeds On campus Full-time
Cardiff Metropolitan University - - 20% £9000 £13000 98 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Coventry University - - - - - - Coventry On campus Full-time
Glasgow Caledonian University 92% - - - - - Glasgow On campus Full-time
Glasgow Caledonian University 92% - - £9250 £12250 - Glasgow On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 72% 2% 7% - - 132 Nottingham On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
83 /100
833 students of Food Science in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Food Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24000 £26155 £28200
25-75 percentile range £21500 - £27000 £21466 - £31586 £22300 - £36600

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24346 £26817 £31926
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £27346 £25231 - £33019 £24021 - £40064

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Food Science

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Food Science who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Food Science

  • Food Manufacturers
  • Food Producers
  • Food Retailers
  • Technical Service Providers
  • Government Departments
  • National Health Services

Specialisations within Food Science

  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Sensory and Consumer Sciences
  • Food Engineering
  • Quality Assurance
  • Innovation
  • Nutrition and Regulation

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Food Science who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Food Science (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Food Science at Queen's University of Belfast

20% Engineering professionals
15% Teaching Professionals
15% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Research and Development (RandD) and Other Research Professi
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Grading Distribution

Students of Food Science in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Food Science

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Food Science studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

The median salary of graduates of Food Science was £24000 15 months after graduation, £26155 3 years after graduation and £28200 5 years after graduation.

Food Science and Nutrition at Canterbury Christ Church University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 7 respondents.