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BSc (Honours) Food and Nutrition (top up)

Gain the professional, practical and theoretical skills needed for a career in the food industry. This is an applied course, which focuses on the key stages involved in producing a new food product from selecting the raw materials through to development, production and launch. It allows you to top up your current qualifications to honours degree level.

Course length 1 Year
Location City Campus
UCAS DB64 Course code

Course description

This course is based on the final year of our BSc (Honours) Food and Nutrition. It allows you to top up your current qualifications to honours degree level.

You can apply for this course if you have a • higher national diploma • foundation degree • equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.

This course has a strong food industry focus and builds your understanding of the practical side of • food processing and development • quality management • applied nutrition. You also gain some management and marketing skills.

With a strong practical focus, you work on live projects and with industrial food processing equipment that reflects key industrial processes. These include an ice cream maker and a retort (an industrial pressure cooker) used to make heat sterilised products.

You take part in • seminars • workshops • projects • laboratory sessions in our modern facilities at City Campus.

Flexibility in your career choice is a key feature to this degree. By focusing on a range of areas, from food product development to applied nutrition, it prepares you for a broad range of careers in the food industry and related fields.

You are taught by lecturers who have a mix of industry, research and consultancy experience. Staff have been involved in a range of projects, from working in health promotion for councils, to working in quality management for companies like Unilever and Heinz. Their industry knowledge ensures that you gain real insights into the practices and developments of the modern food and nutrition industries.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

Normally one from
• a HND or foundation degree in a relevant subject, with an overall merit profile from year two modules
• equivalent qualification in a relevant subject

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.

2018 entry requirements

Normally one from
• a HND or foundation degree in a relevant subject, with an overall merit profile from year two modules
• equivalent qualification in a relevant subject

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.

International and European entry qualifications

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.

Course structure

One year full-time

Typical modules may include

Modules

• contemporary issues in food technology • food innovation • consumer perceptions of food • food quality management • issues in food and nutrition • project

Assessment
  • coursework
  • examinations

Employability

You can find a range of highly paid careers in areas such as • food product development • food quality • food production • food and nutrition advice • food styling and journalism • sensory analysis • teaching food technology.

Our graduates work in organisations such as • Unilever • Kraft • Marks & Spencer • Samworth Brothers • Sainsbury’s.

Fees

Home / EU student

Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

For the course fee and further information on scholarships and bursaries please visit our fees and funding pages.

International student

2016/17 academic year

Typically £12,500 for the course

2017/18 academic year

Typically £12,750 for the course

Additional course costs

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Additional costs information

How to apply

You apply for this course through UCAS.

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and student Regulations.

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