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Food Science and Production

With the global population rising, the question of how we sustainably feed the planet is one of our most pressing challenges. On these wide-ranging courses, you’ll be exploring food biochemistry, product innovation, manufacturing processes, consumer nutrition and health, and so much more.

Food Science and Production at NTU

Developments in food science are key to sustainably feeding the world’s growing population. At NTU, we’ll equip you to play a vital role in this global challenge.

Taught by our dedicated team of food scientists and practitioners, you’ll get to grips with the different aspects of food development, working with industry-standard tools and technology in our specialist facilities.

The food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. You’ll learn the expertise to progress into a range of career pathways or gain the perfect grounding to start up your own enterprise.


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Take a look at our subject videos to get a feel for studying at NTU. You'll hear more about our courses from our students and take a tour of our facilities.

An introduction to Food Science and Production at NTU

Where can you go with a Food Science and Production degree?

The food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, with employment in the sector growing significantly over the last decade.

You could progress onto careers in a range of quality assurance, technical, and new product development roles, or even start your own specialist food business. You could go into specific roles, such as:

  • Dietician
  • Food Technologist
  • Nutritional Therapist
  • Product Developer
  • Procurement Manager
  • Quality Manager.

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