Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Summary: This course develops your understanding of the complex interactions between food composition, metabolism, diet, health and behaviour – all vital in the drive to reduce the incidence of long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. How we go from ‘basic science to changing behaviour’ is key to the development of nutritional strategies. You can complete an optional work placement year. Course details: This course reflects the range of skills and knowledge required by professionals in the very diverse food and nutrition sector. You are equipped for further study, or for a wide variety of career opportunities, including teaching, nutrition, food science, food safety, environmental health and new product development. Our food degrees are also highly regarded overseas. We train academic staff from overseas partner universities delivering food degrees, and you will be studying alongside other UK, European and overseas students who have come to Teesside University to study for their food degree. Students enrolled on this course may apply for membership to the Institute of Food Science & Technology. After the course: This course offers a wide range of career opportunities. Roles range from being responsible for food safety through nutrition and health promotion to developing new food products. Some graduates enter in to the teaching profession. Graduates could find employment in any sector related to food production, food processing and packaging, food transport, food safety, nutrition and health promotion, catering or retail. For those with an interest in dietetics, the course provides a basis for entry to professionally accredited postgraduate courses.
Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.
You are expected to attend a range of lectures, small-group tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions. The work for the practical investigative projects in Year 2 is largely student centred but includes some elements of formal instruction. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project. The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations), but you are also expected to spend time on your own - self-study time - to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. 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 examinations.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|