Harper Adams University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Food and Consumer Studies

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Course summary

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In western societies consumers are dependent on the agricultural and food processing industries, and the food retail and food service sectors, for the foodstuffs that sustain their lives. Modern consumers take food very much for granted, giving little thought to what it is and where it has come from. Food is produced by people with specialist know-how, and the food industry has a constant need for appropriately qualified graduates. You will gain a detailed understanding of the food industry, its place in society and relationship to consumers. You will explore the nature of food and how food ingredients behave when processed. You will learn what food is, why we eat it, how it is produced and processed, how the food supply chain operates, food trends, and consumer behaviour. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to develop a career in the industry; anywhere from food processing and manufacture to food retailing.

Course details

Modules

For up to date module information please visit the university website at: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201158/food-and-consumer-studies

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
D641
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

Applicants must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science.

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

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201158/food-and-consumer-studies

Additional entry requirements

Other

This course is eligible for the Harper Adams Excellence and Opportunity Scheme. This Scheme recognises and rewards a limited number of applicants whose academic performance to date and anticipated level three achievements, when considered against the normal entry requirements, are excellent. Eligible applicants will receive an Unconditional offer, that is with no conditions attached. Applicants who also qualify for the Access to Harper Scheme on the basis of disadvantage will be assessed against a slightly lower threshold of ‘excellence’ so that their prior performance is judged in line with the offer grade adjustment, which is normally by one grade.


Unistats information

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £10800 Year 1

Additional fee information

This 4 year course consists of 3 years on campus at a cost of £9250 per year (£10,800 for International students) with a placement in year 3 which costs £1850 (£3200 for International students).
Food and Consumer Studies at Harper Adams University - UCAS