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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.
- You will have the opportunity to progress to the BSc (Hons) degree on successful completion of the two-year foundation degree course.
- Product and menu development
- Hospital laboratories
- Health education, both at a local or national level
- 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
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
|UCAS Tariff||56 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|A level||CD||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)||PPP||This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.|
|Access to HE Diploma||You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points|
Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact email@example.com to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.
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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|