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Course snapshot Nutrition-related issues are high on the public policy agenda and our Food and Nutrition degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the commercial food sector. Who’s the course for? There is increased demand for graduates with high-level food skills and specialised nutrition backgrounds. This course, accredited by University College Birmingham, has been designed to explore food science as well as the skills required for food preparation. Why should I study the course?
- Teaching and individual study covers a vast range of core competencies in the sector including science, the food chain, social and behavioural aspects, health and wellbeing and professional conduct.
- You will be able to apply your knowledge in practical and relevant ways to different areas such as nutrition, public health, food science, food politics and food manufacture.
- We have fantastic links with the food industry, which means a wealth of opportunities for students with regards to guest lectures, industry research and work placements.
- You will need to buy a uniform and specialist equipment for this course - UCB can help cover the costs for this through our Kick Start scheme.
- Health education, both at a local or national level
- Hospital laboratories
- Product and menu development
- Advisory work
- Research and teaching
- Academic Skills for Food and Nutrition
- Culinary Skills for Nutrition
- Food Manufacture
- Food Science
- Introduction to Nutrition
- Public Health and Nutrition
- Contemporary Eating Practices
- Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Legalities
- Nutrition in Context
- Food Product Design Development
- Research for Food and Nutrition
- Dietary Research in Culinary Development
- International Nutrition
- Sports Nutrition
- Current Issues in Food and Nutrition
- Food Supply and Sustainability
- Nutritional Science
- Research Project
- Applied Food and Nutrition Project
- Principles for Teaching and Learning with Food
- Nutrition for Performance
- Nutrition at Key Life Stages
Teaching Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and a typical teaching week will have up to 15 teaching contact hours made up as follows:
- Large group teaching - 9 hours of lectures in lecture rooms, classrooms and the laboratory
- Practical kitchen session - In the second semester of the first year there will be an additional 3 hours of teaching in practical environments for skills development and realistic working practice
- Tutorials - 2 hours of tutorials per week, being a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials
- Subject advice session - In addition to the above, 1 hour a week is timetabled for students to cover a range of topics/modules
- Coursework - 80%
- Practical assessment - 10%
- Written examinations - 10%
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Transferring from another university At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. What do I need to do? To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.
All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email email@example.com.|
|A level||CCC||UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits||You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.|
|Scottish Higher||You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points|
|HNC (BTEC)||P||A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.|
|HND (BTEC)||P||A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.|
Year 1 Entry: Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications. Advanced Entry: If you are unsure if your previous higher education qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component|
|Institution's Own Test||BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component|
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|