Harper Adams University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Food and Consumer Studies

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Course summary

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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. Students who undertake the BSc degree (also referred to as an Ordinary degree) will typically complete their award in four years (including an industrial placement year), with successful completion of the award graded as either a pass (with commendation) or pass. The main difference between this and a BSc (Hons) degree, is the reduced volume of study and assessment required by the BSc degree. The BSc degree and the BSc (Hons) degree share a common first year, which provides an opportunity for transfer between the two degree types subject to academic performance.

Course details

Modules

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201174/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.


How to apply

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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:
OD01
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

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

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201174/food-and-consumer-studies


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
96%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
98%
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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 £10600 Year 1

Additional fee information

This 4 year course consists of 3 years on campus at a cost of £9250 per year (£10,600 for International students) with a placement in year 3 which costs £1850 (£3150 for International students).
Food and Consumer Studies at Harper Adams University - UCAS