You'll usually need a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in:
- food science
- food studies
- food technology
Employers may also accept other subjects like chemistry or nutrition.
If you have a degree in an unrelated subject, you could study a postgraduate course like food safety or food quality management.
Experience of working in a food science or food development environment, for example through an industrial placement, may improve your career prospects.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English, maths and a science
- 1 or 2 A levels for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
- 2 to 3 A levels for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course