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OVERVIEW Nutrition is a major talking point today, with governments working hard to emphasise the importance of nutrition and health, while diet, food-related research and new products are reported in the media on an almost daily basis. By studying our Food and Nutrition degree, you will gain the scientific knowledge and specialist background in nutrition to understand how to flourish in this fast-growing profession. Developed in accordance with guidelines from the Association for Nutrition (AfN), our Food and Nutrition course allows you to explore food science as well as the skills required to critically evaluate common perceptions of nutrition and health. The course 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. Supported by fantastic facilities such as our Food Science and Innovation Suite and our Human Performance Centre, you will be able to apply your knowledge in practical and relevant ways to areas such as nutrition, public health, food science, manufacturing and psychology. In addition, you will have opportunities for work experience to enhance your employability, while you will also go on residential visits to boost your industry engagement before you graduate. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Work placements – Boost your employability and real-world experience through undertaking work placements in the industry in line with your interests
- Residential visits – Visit industry sites and events with essential costs covered by the University – past visits have included food exhibitions and competitions, manufacturers, farms and producers
- Specialise your studies – Develop a specialism relevant to your chosen career through optional modules covering subjects such as sports nutrition and food technology
- Practical application – Put your knowledge into practice working in our cutting-edge Food Science and Innovation Suite and other facilities
- Enrichment – Our links with the food industry offer an array of opportunities including guest lectures and industry research, as well as the chance to gain AfN accreditation after graduation
- Food technologist
- Product/process development scientist
- Health promotion specialist
- Nutritional therapist
- Secondary school teacher (food technology)
- Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course
- Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Introduction to Nutrition
- Public Health and Nutrition
- Culinary Skills for Nutrition
- Food Manufacture
- Food Science
- Psychology of Eating Behaviour
- The Science of Nutrition
- Nutrition through the Lifecycle
- Personal and Professional Development
- Research for Food and Nutrition
- Sports Nutrition
- Food Product Design Development
- Current Issues in Food and Nutrition
- Food Supply and Sustainability
- Disease Modulation through Dietary Change
- Sport and Nutrition Project
- Nutrition Communication
- Nutrition for Performance
Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course (weighting will vary depending on optional modules):
- Coursework – 80%
- Practical assessment – 10%
- Written examinations – 10%
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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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.
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: [email protected]
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
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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Clearing contact detailsApply Direct
0121 604 1040
Haven’t secured a place at university? Don’t panic! You can apply for a place at UCB through the clearing process, which opens every year in July. Not familiar with the clearing process? Here, you will find everything you need to know to get the ball rolling and secure your place at UCB. Our team of dedicated clearing advisors have your very best interests at heart and will guide you through every aspect of your application. Simply call us on 0121 604 1040 and we’ll get you started on your journey.