Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Summary: This extended degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you don’t have the necessary Level 3 qualifications required for direct admission. In the first year of the extended programme, you enhance your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences. Course details: This course develops your understanding of the complex interactions between food composition, metabolism, diet, health and behaviour - all vital in the drive to reduce the incidence of long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. How we go from basic science to changing behaviour is key to the development of nutritional strategies. This course reflects the range of skills and knowledge required by professionals in the very diverse food and nutrition sector. You are equipped for further study, or for a wide variety of career opportunities, including teaching, nutrition, food science, food safety, environmental health and new product development. The need for professionals with knowledge in food and nutrition is reflected in the employability data - 100% of respondents to the Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education surveys (2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14) indicated they were in work or study within six months from completing their programme. This consistent exceptional employability performance reflects the high level of knowledge and skills our graduates acquire from our food degree programmes, and the value employers place on these. Our food degrees are also highly regarded overseas. We train academic staff from overseas partner universities delivering food degrees, and you will be studying alongside other UK, European and overseas students who have come to Teesside University to study for their food degree. After the course: This course offers a wide range of career opportunities. Roles range from being responsible for food safety through nutrition and health promotion to developing new food products. Some graduates enter into the teaching profession. In fact, graduates could find employment in any sector related to food production, food processing and packaging, food transport, food safety, nutrition and health promotion, catering or retail. For those with an interest in dietetics, the course provides a basis for entry to professionally accredited postgraduate courses.
Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.
You are expected to attend a range of lectures, small-group tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions. The work for the practical investigative projects in Year 2 is largely student centred but includes some elements of formal instruction. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project. The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations), but you are also expected to spend time on your own - self-study time - to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. Each year of full-time study consists of modules totalling 120 credits and each unit of credit corresponds to ten hours of learning and assessment (contact hours plus self-study hours). So, during one year of full-time study you can expect to have 1,200 hours of learning and assessment. One module in each year of your study, excluding your first year (Level 3), involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. Your course involves a range of assessments including coursework assignments and examinations.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||32 - 88 points||Offers are tailored to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis.|
Applicants are normally invited for interview. Each applicant will receive an individualised offer following an interview. In cases where an interview cannot take place the typical offer will be 32-88 tariff points including at least 1 A level or equivalent. GCSE English Language and maths at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent. Applications from suitably-motivated students with other equivalent qualifications are warmly welcome.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|