Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Food Science and Technology

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Course summary

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Summary: This is the ideal launch pad if you have an interest in a career as a food scientist, food technologist or food engineer. You can complete an optional work placement year. Course details: As the world population increases, food technologists are challenged with developing innovative applications in agricultural technology, biotechnology and processing of raw food materials, as well as understanding the link between food, nutrition and health. The work is varied, stimulating, challenging and offers excellent career prospects. Currently over one million people are employed in the UK food industry, which is worth around £75 billion to the gross national product. Almost every food item you see in the supermarket will have had some input from a food scientist, food technologist or food engineer during its development. With an in-depth knowledge of agricultural food production, the raw food materials and how these can be handled, processed and packaged, such professionals ensure that the food offered to consumers is safe, nutritional and meets legal health and safety standards. As well as requiring technical skills, their work may include business development, marketing and management. After the course: You will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding, experience and skills appropriate to food science and engineering. This will provide you with a range of career opportunities in the massive food sector. There is a growing UK and international market demand for graduates in this area.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, exams), but you are also expected to spend time on your own. This self-study time is to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project. One module in each year of your study involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. Your course involves a range of assessments including coursework assignments and exams.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points
A level Biology at grade C or Design & Technology - Food Technology at grade C or Applied Science at grade C.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM accepted when further qualifications obtained. Science subject required.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access Course with 30 Level 3 credits awarded at Merit in Science units.
Scottish Higher Two science subjects.
Scottish Advanced Higher Biology at grade C or Chemistry at grade C or Home Economics - Health & Food Technology at grade C.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 96 - 112 points including science at grade H2 at Higher Level.

Applicants are normally invited for interview. Each applicant will receive an individualised offer following an interview. In cases where an interview cannot take place the typical offer will be 112 tariff points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent, one of which should be Biology. Key skills Level 3 and General Studies A level may be accepted. GCSE English Language and maths at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Food Science and Technology at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS