Are you fascinated by food and what drives our everyday food choices? Do you want to make a difference and design sustainable and nutritious foods for the future? We delve into the complex relationships between food and the consumer while we teach you how to develop and produce safe, healthy, and nutritious foods, bearing in mind all the factors that impact on consumer choices. This vocational degree covers all the factors that shape food supply and food choices. Our academic experts will teach you: The techniques and skills needed to develop new food products. How to innovate and make healthy, delicious foods that are safe to consume. The quality and safety requirements needed to manufacture foods. A person’s nutritional requirements throughout their lifespan. How to meet the needs of society, industry and consumers for sustainable food quality. This degree is designed to make you industry-ready, blending academic learning with practical skills in our £3.5m state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. A work placement in the third year gives you real-life work experience and great networking opportunities for the future. The course is aligned with the General Teaching Council (GTC) requirements for the PG Diploma in Home Economics teaching and is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). If you have a passion for food and want to study a wide-ranging and flexible degree, then Abertay is for you. Our courses are ideal for secondary school leavers, entrants from further education colleges, and mature students. Our Food Science courses ranked 3rd in the UK, and top in Scotland in the Guardian 2020 University Guide. According to Unistats, 100% of our graduates are employed six months after graduating and we scored 93% for Overall Satisfaction in the 2021 National Student Survey giving Abertay the highest scoring Food degrees in Scotland. For the first two years, everyone takes Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing as a foundation. After that, you’ll specialise, and take this course in years three and four. Find out more in the 'How the Course Works' section below. Students on this course may have to undertake a PVG check if they choose a specific placement (optional) as part of the course. Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it: Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality. Guardian University Guide 2021 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback. National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.
Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - FOD101 Fundamentals of Nutrition; LSC101 Biology 1: BiologyPrinciples and Practice; LAW251 Law; FOD105 Nutrition and the Consumer; FOD106 Safe Food Handling. You will also be required to select one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.
Each course involves lectures, small group tutorials, practical lab-based activities and private study. Practical activities and work placements will enable you to contextualise the theories you learn in real-life applications. You’re assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework. You’ll be encouraged to critically evaluate information and challenge concepts using evidence-based information, and to show initiative, so you actively construct your own knowledge base. The single most crucial aspect of student life is your need to engage with all teaching activities, such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, team projects and practical work. Active participation is critical to making your learning and assessment strategy work for you. Put simply, we aim to give you all the skills you need to move straight into a job or further study when you graduate.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Standard Qualification Requirements
Applicants should have National 5/GCSE English and Maths/Lifeskills Maths/Applications of Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent. Higher Applications of Maths at grade C accepted.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria.
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English language requirements
We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.
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