Course SummaryGain a hands-on understanding of the food industry – including food product development, food technology, food safety and nutrition – on a course with strong links with major food retailers, and manufacturers, leading to exceptional career opportunities.
- 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
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
- practical sessions in state-of-the-art facilities
- guest lectures from leading industry professionals
- problem based learning
- a live consultancy project in the final year
- self-directed learning activities
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.
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.
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
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Premier Foods
- Samworth Brothers
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.
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
GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language at grade C or 4.
80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BSc Food and Nutrition with Foundation Year.
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.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Academic And Professional Skills||20.00||Coursework:||100%|
|Business Analysis For The Service Sector||20.00||Exam:||100%|
|Food Composition And Ingredient Functionality||20.00||Coursework:||100%|
|Introduction To Food Safety Management||20.00||Coursework:||100%|
|Nutrition In Context||20.00||Exam:||50%|
|Academic Research Skills||20.00||Coursework:||100%|
|Developing Food Products||20.00||Coursework:||100%|
|Food Concept Feasibility||20.00||Coursework:||100%|
|Nutrition Through The Lifecycle||20.00||Exam:
|People And Organisations In Context||20.00||Coursework:||100%|
|Food And Nutrition Research Project||20.00||Coursework:||100%|
|Food Innovation Consultancy Challenge||40.00||Coursework:||100%|
|Food Perception And Consumer Behaviour||20.00||Coursework:||100%|
|Food Quality Management||20.00||Coursework:
|Issues In Nutrition||20.00||Coursework:
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 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.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.
During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.
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.
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