Harper Adams University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Food Technology and Product Development (with Placement)

Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

The variety of food and drink available to us is continually increasing in its quality, diversity, and interest. This course will help you develop the skills to be at the heart of the food development process adding value to a complex and exciting food industry. You will learn about the range of ingredients available to the food industry, how these ingredients are sourced and how they react together to form some of our most familiar foodstuffs. You will learn to develop food that can be transported through a sophisticated supply chain whilst retaining its quality for today’s discerning consumer, learn about commercialising products, being able to reconcile the conflict between adding value and the cost of a product, and the importance of a clear business strategy to support this. If you wish you will be given the opportunity to enter new product development competitions and start your own food business with the support of Harper Adams expertise to guide you. 4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A three year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.

Course details

Modules

For up to date module information please visit the university website at: http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/undergraduate/course/UDBFTAPD

Assessment method

Assessment is via a balance of course work and examination. Students receive written feedback on all course work to help them improve. In addition, first year students undertake examinations in two subjects at the end of the first term to enable them to gauge how they are progressing and feedback is provided on these exams. Examples of assessments may include a group of three students present on a specific issue in food production – e.g. pesticide residues in crops / fresh produce – and how the relevant farm assurance schemes requirements effectively manages the risk to levels which remove the problem / risk from the food chain.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Food Science and Technology of the United Kingdom, Institute of

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
D633
Institution code:
H12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For full entry requirements, including details of all other qualifications accepted, please see our website www.harper.ac.uk The University is happy to consider applications from those who are studying mixed qualifications, such as combinations of BTECs and A levels. Due to the numerous combinations available it is impossible to state the entry requirements for these, but applicants can expect to receive offers with comparable grades to those without mixed qualifications. For advice please contact the Admissions Team. The University is committed to bringing fresh talent to the industries we serve and has developed a range of initiatives to give everyone the best chance to access our undergraduate programmes. Known as 'Access to Harper' our contextualised offer scheme recognises difficulties that some applicants may face and provides those applicants with an offer lower than our standard requirements. Further details can be found at https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/access.cfm

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201056/food-technology-and-product-development

Additional entry requirements

Other

Interviews will take place on an ad-hoc basis should the Course Manager wish to discuss any aspect of your application and for all potentially suitable applicants who require visa sponsorship.


Unistats information

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85%
Student satisfaction
86%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
97%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £11250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11250 Year 1

Additional fee information

This 4 year course consists of 3 years on campus at a cost of £9250 per year (£11,250 for International students) with a placement in year 3 which costs £1850 (£3300 for International students).
Food Technology and Product Development (with Placement) at Harper Adams University - UCAS