University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Food and Nutrition Science

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Course summary

With the world facing a host of food-safety issues and diet-related health problems, food and nutrition have never been more relevant. This course gets you to the heart of this fast-developing field, opening up a wide range of exciting career paths. Nowadays food travels as fast as people and the need to supply adequate quantities of safe, healthy and diversified food from production to consumption calls for skilled, knowledgeable and practice-ready food scientists. This degree gives you the skills and knowledge you need, starting with the core fields of food and nutrition: human anatomy; physiology; microbiology; biochemistry; and the principles of food and nutrition. You then go on to explore specialised areas such as clinical nutrition, immunology, food microbiology and biotechnology. Throughout you develop your ability to relate results to theory, with practical laboratory training in the latest biochemical and molecular experiments. Why choose this course?

  • Develop your understanding of practical aspects of food production such as food spoilage, safety and quality control, and public health nutrition
  • Using our modern laboratories, become skilled in analysis including the microbial and chemical contamination of food, nutrition content, and the effect of nutritional supplements
  • Think globally about problems such as the effect on health of over-consumption in developed nations or poor nutrition in economically under-developed countries
  • Learn from our expert Life Sciences team, all of whom are actively involved in research
  • Gain a range of transferable skills including independent thinking; planning and problem solving; observation and analysis; and communication
  • As a graduate, benefit from career opportunities in food and nutrition research and development across a variety of sectors including government, health, academia, pharmaceuticals and the biotechnology industry

Course details

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Skills in Food and Nutrition Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Analytical Techniques
  • Food Microbiology
  • Human Metabolism
  • Human Nutrition
  • Immunology
  • Medical Physiology
  • Skills in Science
  • Applied Plant Science
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Food and Nutrition Science Research Project
  • Food Processing
  • Food Security and Management
  • Nutraceuticals and Health
  • Public Health Nutrition
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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:
D610
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required. A Level 3 Science subject is preferred. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


Unistats information

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

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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually.

Provider information

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Our COVID-19 information

University of Bedfordshire
Park Square
Luton
LU1 3JU


Clearing contact details

Admissions

0300 3300 073

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00 Friday 19 August 08:00-20:00 Saturday 20 August 10.00–16.00 Sunday 21 August 10.00–16.00 Monday 22 August 09.00–17.00 Tuesday 23 August 09.00–17.00 Wednesday 24 August 09.00–17.00 Thursday 25 August 09.00–17.00 Friday 26 August 09.00–17.00 Open Day Bookings here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/open-days/ Apply Online here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/clearing


Course contact details

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Admissions

0300 3300 073

Food and Nutrition Science at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS