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. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your bachelor’s degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. 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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