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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 foundation 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. You will also go on residential visits to boost your industry engagement. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Sport and Exercise Nutrition
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
Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] 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.
UCB English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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