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BSc (Honours) Food and Nutrition

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Food and Nutrition

Full-time Food and nutrition

Prepare for a range of food industry and related careers via practical learning and guaranteed work experience opportunities at each year of study.


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What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £14,415 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? 104 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? DB44
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Learn how to identify gaps in the market and develop new food products to meet changing customer needs and market demand.
  • Study food processing technologies and learn how to balance demands for nutritional quality, shelf life, sustainability, flavour and other sensory attributes.
  • Explore the importance of food safety and how to manage this across a range of food manufacturing and retail contexts.
  • Develop, the practical and professional skills required to work in the dynamic and fast paced food industry.
  • Benefit from studying on an Institute of Food Science and Technology-accredited course and take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities.


Engage in assessments that reflect the way that you communicate and practice in industry and respond to live project briefs from a range of food retailers and manufacturers. We’ve designed our course around industry needs to ensure that you enjoy excellent career opportunities upon graduation.

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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.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You are taught by a team of lecturers who have research or managerial experience in the food industry. 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

Course leaders and tutors

Simon Bowles
Simon Bowles
Lecturer in Nutrition

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.

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

You 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 through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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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

  • 104

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

  • BCC 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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

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

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 students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 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, 241.7KB)

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