University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Food and Nutrition Science with Professional Practice Year

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Course summary

With the world facing a host of food-safety issues and diet-related health problems, food and nutrition have never been more relevant. This course gets you to the heart of this fast-developing field, opening up a wide range of exciting career paths. Nowadays food travels as fast as people and the need to supply adequate quantities of safe, healthy and diversified food from production to consumption calls for skilled, knowledgeable and practice-ready food scientists. This degree gives you the skills and knowledge you need, starting with the core fields of food and nutrition: human anatomy; physiology; microbiology; biochemistry; and the principles of food and nutrition. You then go on to explore specialised areas such as clinical nutrition, immunology, food microbiology and biotechnology. Throughout you develop your ability to relate results to theory, with practical laboratory training in the latest biochemical and molecular experiments. Professional Practice Year This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits; you gain practical experience and build your CV. It's also a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers. There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free. Why choose this course?

  • Develop your understanding of practical aspects of food production such as food spoilage, safety and quality control, and public health nutrition
  • Using our modern laboratories, become skilled in analysis including the microbial and chemical contamination of food, nutrition content, and the effect of nutritional supplements
  • Think globally about problems such as the effect on health of over-consumption in developed nations or poor nutrition in economically under-developed countries
  • Learn from our expert Life Sciences team, all of whom are actively involved in research
  • Gain a range of transferable skills including independent thinking; planning and problem solving; observation and analysis; and communication
  • As a graduate, benefit from career opportunities in food and nutrition research and development across a variety of sectors including government, health, academia, pharmaceuticals and the biotechnology industry

Course details

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Skills in Food and Nutrition Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Analytical Techniques
  • Food Microbiology
  • Human Metabolism
  • Human Nutrition
  • Immunology
  • Medical Physiology
  • Skills in Science
  • Applied Plant Science
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Food and Nutrition Science Research Project
  • Food Processing
  • Food Security and Management
  • Nutraceuticals and Health
  • Public Health Nutrition
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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D612
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required. A Level 3 Science subject is preferred. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

The fees for 2023 entry have not yet been confirmed. For information on thee 2022 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Food and Nutrition Science with Professional Practice Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS