University of Reading
Food Technology with Bio Processing BSc (Hons)
University of Reading

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 30 graduates of Food Technology with Bio Processing BSc (Hons) and other courses in Food Sciences at University of Reading for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Food Sciences.

Overall student satisfaction
91 /100
30 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Food Sciences

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Food Sciences at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27500 £28000 £33500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £29500 £21000 - £33000 £25000 - £38000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Food Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24829 £26879 £30582
25-75 percentile range £22092 - £28289 £20902 - £32678 £22968 - £38136

Course Description

Develop specialist scientific and technical skills, and explore the role of technology in the food industry, with our BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing course.

This degree will provide you with in-depth knowledge of raw materials and methods for producing safe and healthy food products, with a focus on food engineering.

Become a food technologist at the University of Reading

  • Top ten UK university for Food Science (joint 5th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
  • 95% of our research impact is rated outstanding (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4, 3 and 2*submissions – Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences).
  • Our food science graduates have the second-highest median salary of such graduates six months after graduation (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, based on analysis of 2017 graduate salaries).

You'll explore innovative food technology techniques, underpinned by the fundamental science of food and nutrition. Your studies will include:

  • microbiology
  • biochemistry
  • food processing and engineering
  • product development
  • food quality and sensory science
  • human physiology and nutrition

At Reading, you’ll also develop key technical skills through laboratory-based practicals, sensory evaluation, and work in our pilot-scale food processing plant.

In your final year, you will undertake an exciting Product Development module. Given a brief by industry experts, you’ll work as a team to produce an original product, which you will showcase at an end-of-term trade show. This will provide you with valuable experience and key employability skills.

Professional accreditation

Our BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing course is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), the industry's leading professional body.

Accreditation provides an assurance that your degree meets the standards expected by the food industry, helping you to stand out in a competitive job market. You will also be recognised as a professional food technologist by the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Food Technology with Bio Processing BSc (Hons) at University of Reading

25% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
20% Administrative occupations
15% Finance Professionals
10% Finance Professionals
10% Customer service occupations
5% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Finance Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Food Sciences

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

TOEFL (iBT) 88

We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

Cambridge English Advanced

We require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.

Cambridge English Proficiency

We require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.

PTE Academic 69

We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

Institution's Own Test

Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

Trinity ISE

We require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

IELTS (Academic) 6.5

We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

TOEFL (iBT) 88

We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

Cambridge English Advanced

We require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.

Cambridge English Proficiency

We require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.

PTE Academic 69

We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

Institution's Own Test

Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

Trinity ISE

We require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Food Technology with Bio Processing, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Food Technology with Bio Processing BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £27650 year 1
International £27650 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Reading in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Reading in related subject specific rankings.

Agriculture

    • #7 
    • #71 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

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About University of Reading

The University of Reading is a publicly funded university in Reading, Berkshire, England. Reading has four major campuses; London Road and Whiteknights campus which are located in Reading itself, with Greenlands campus being found on the banks of the River Thames. The fourth campus is known as Iskandar Puteri, in Malaysia.

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