University Centre Reaseheath

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Chester

Food Science and Innovation

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Course summary

The challenges facing food production today have never been greater. Food security, sustainability, nutrition, and food waste needs innovative thinkers able to respond to these global issues. This course aims to develop graduates capable of meeting the demands of the food industry of the future. The course is delivered in the £7.4 million UCR Food Innovation Centre, an industry-leading academy with an international reputation in the food and drink sector. The course provides an in-depth knowledge of the food industry with core modules in food science, sustainability, and new product development. Learning is assessed by a combination of assignments, reports, practical assessments and examinations. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree students may progress onto the one year BSc top-up to gain a BSc (Hons) Food Manufacturing with Operations Management.

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4) • Food Materials and Product Manufacture • Food Safety in Manufacturing • Food Science and Composition • Introduction to Human Nutrition • Food Processing and Packaging • Food Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Year 2 (Level 5) • Food Innovation and New Product Development • Applied Nutrition in the Food Industry • Research Methods • Sustainable Supply Chain and Environmental Awareness • Work-Based Learning • Food Analysis and Texture

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and time constrained online assessments. Coursework may take many forms including essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The time constrained online assessments vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice questions, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class assessments.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g. Access to HE course.

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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 £11800 Year 1

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