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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

Food and Nutrition with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Food and nutrition

Gain a degree in food and nutrition, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Whether you have your results or not, apply online or by calling 0330 024 6390 today.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A082
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).
  • Gain specific knowledge and skills in key areas of food technology.
  • Develop the skills and competencies required for a successful food and nutrition career.

 

This course prepares you for a range of careers in the food industry with roles in food product development, quality assurance, technical management, buying and more. We actively engage with food retailers and food manufacturers and design our course around industry needs to ensure that you enjoy excellent career opportunities.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

You are taught by a team of lecturers who have research or managerial experience in the food industry. They are members or fellows of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, and the nutrition lecturers are registered with the Association for Nutrition.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical sessions in state-of-the-art facilities
  • guest lectures from leading industry professionals
  • problem based learning
  • workshops
  • a live consultancy project in the final year
  • self-directed learning activities

 

In the foundation year, you’ll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You’ll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you’ll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

Course leaders and tutors

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Applied learning

Work placements

 

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there.

Previous students have gained placements at organisations such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Bakkavor, Greencore, Unilever, GSK, Premier Foods and Samworth Brothers.

 

Networking opportunities

 

Industry professionals from a variety of disciplines present guest lectures and lead workshops giving you subject knowledge across a variety of modules from first year through to final year. You will have the opportunity to meet employers as part of the placement process at employment fairs. Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) engagement encompasses opportunities at all levels at various events, competitions, committees and career events.

 

You also work on a live consultancy challenge during the final year, where you are given a brief from an industry partner and need to design, plan and deliver solutions.

Competitions and awards

In the final year you have the opportunity to enter the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) Young Scientist Competition. You will also have the opportunity to apply for an additional leadership award. This is delivered by external industry consultants and is a great way to enhance your CV.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • food product development
  • food quality
  • food production
  • food and nutrition advice
  • food styling and journalism
  • sensory analysis
  • buying

 

Previous graduates of BSc (Honours) Food and Nutrition have gone on to work for

  • Tesco
  • Asda
  • Sainsbury's
  • Morrisons
  • Bakkavor
  • Greencore
  • Unilever
  • GSK
  • Premier Foods
  • Samworth Brothers

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Howard Street
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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • a sensory suite
  • development kitchens
  • food technology facilities
  • food and nutrition laboratories
  • retorts (industrial pressure cookers) used to make heat sterilised products
  • specialist freezing equipment for manufacturing ice cream
  • freeze drying
  • modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for preserving food

Entry requirements

All students

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic And Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Food Composition And Ingredient Functionality Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Food Safety Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Human Nutrition Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Food Products Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Food Concept Feasibility Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Food Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Nutrition Through The Lifecycle Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Practical
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Food And Nutrition Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Food Innovation Consultancy Challenge Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Food Perception And Consumer Behaviour Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Food Quality Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Issues In Nutrition Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Food and nutrition courses (PDF)

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