Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Food Science and Technology (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Summary: This extended degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you do not 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 is the ideal launch pad if you have an interest in a career as a food scientist, food technologist or food engineer. As the world population increases, food technologists are challenged with developing innovative applications in agricultural technology, biotechnology and processing of raw food materials, as well as understanding the link between food, nutrition and health. The work is varied, stimulating, challenging and offers excellent career prospects. Currently over one million people are employed in the UK food industry, which is worth around £75 billion to the gross national product. Almost every food item you see in the supermarket will have had some input from a food scientist, food technologist or food engineer during its development. With an in-depth knowledge of agricultural food production, the raw food materials and how these can be handled, processed and packaged, such professionals ensure that the food offered to consumers is safe, nutritional and meets legal health and safety standards. As well as requiring technical skills, their work may include business development, marketing and management. This course focuses on your career path, not just your graduation day. We emphasise team projects, problem solving and case study exercises. We help blend theory and knowledge in the context of business, society and the environment – developing the skills employers are seeking to set you on a successful career path. Starting salaries for graduate food technologists can be as high as £26,000, increasing to £65,000+ when a senior level is reached (prospects.ac.uk, 2015). After the course: You will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding, experience and skills appropriate to food science and engineering. This will provide you with a wide range of career opportunities in the massive food sector. There is a growing UK and international market demand for graduates in this area. Recent employability data of Teesside graduates from similar food programmes indicates that there are excellent job prospects.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

You are expected to attend a range of lectures, small-group tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions. 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 10 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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 88 points Offers are tailored to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Grade PM.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access Course.

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

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Food Science and Technology (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS