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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

Food and Nutrition

Full-time Food and nutrition

Gain a hands-on understanding of the food industry on a course accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology, with strong links to major companies.


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? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? DB44
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • 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.

Student View

Watch student Loren Draper talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Susan Jones talk about this course.

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

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third 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.


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 this course have gone on to work for

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

Accreditation

The BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)

Students enrolled on our Food and Nutrition course become student members of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) with the opportunity to upgrade to full member status upon graduation.

Student success story

Food and Nutrition student Emma Taylor spent her placement year developing new food products for PepsiCo International.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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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

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

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

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

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

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: 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
Exam
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

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 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
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
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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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