UK Food Science Courses
Introduction to Food Science
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.
Graduate Food Science Careers and Salary
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.
- Average starting professional salary: £21,909
- Average starting non-professional salary: £15,600
Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
Food Science Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Food Science in the UK?
To learn more about the best Food Science courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Food Science universities in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 below:
- University of Glasgow
- University of Surrey
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- University of Leeds
- University of Reading
- Queen’s University Belfast
- King's College London
- Ulster University
- Newcastle University
- Abertay University