College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise

Degree level: Undergraduate

Food Innovation and Nutrition

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of 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 Honours Degree in Food Innovation and Nutrition is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to enter the food industry at trainee manager level and develop innovative, nutritious foods which meet consumer demands. Loughry Campus has excellent laboratory and teaching facilities to support its food education programmes. These include chemistry and microbiology teaching laboratories and a specialist food technology centre featuring the latest equipment and materials for producing food to EU standards. The specialist Food Technology Centre incorporates four mini-food processing areas; meat, bakery, fruit and vegetables and dairy and is designed to demonstrate best practice in food manufacture. This unique facility is equipped with an extensive range of modern pilot and industrial scale food processing and product development facilities to ensure that Loughry students acquire the competencies and skills needed by the food industry. Small-scale process equipment allows the demonstration of computerised process control systems used in food manufacturing. The state of the art laboratories are equipped with advanced scientific equipment which enables students to carry out essential and complex microbiological, chemical and physical analysis of food ingredients and products. The latest technologies in food analysis are continuously being reviewed, thus enabling students to gain valuable knowledge and experience relevant to careers in the industry. The Food Packaging Centre is a unique and well equipped facility used to evaluate packaging materials and complete packs. As food companies strive to meet consumer expectations through innovative packaging, Loughry Campus graduates are in a prime position to make a significant impact on the industry having worked in the centre.

Course details


Students undertake core subjects in Years 1 and 2 and select optional subjects in the third year to allow an element of specialisation. Year 1 Food chemistry and nutrition; Food manufacture, safety and quality; Food microbiology; Food packaging technology; Introduction to data management and analysis; Sensory perception. Year 2 Applied food science; Food and health; Food packaging design; Food preservation; Food product design; Work placement (12 weeks for 3 year programme and 48 weeks for 4 year programme). Year 3 (Year 4 if Diploma in Professional Practice has been completed) Business improvement, Contemporary global issues in food and nutrition, Environmental and quality management, Food innovation, Research project.

How to apply

Application codes

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

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1735 Year 1
Northern Ireland £1735 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Food Innovation and Nutrition at College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise - UCAS