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
Areas of study include:
- Cell Biology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Microbiology and Biochemistry
- Molecular Genetics
- Skills in Food and Nutrition Science
- Food Analytical Techniques
- Food Microbiology
- Human Metabolism
- Human Nutrition
- 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
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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
Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
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