Harper Adams University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Food and Consumer Studies (Extended)

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Course summary

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Extended degree programmes are a means of accessing degree study should you not meet the entry requirements for honours degree programmes. These five-year courses replace some of our former foundation degree and extended foundation degree programmes. Candidates will be assessed at the end of their first year of study and progress to either an ordinary degree (BSc) or Honours Degree (BSc Hons). Why study food? Providing a growing population with safe, wholesome, nutritious and affordable food, while addressing environmental concerns and limited resources is high on the UK’s agenda. The food industry (and the supporting land-based sector) is constantly evolving to meet the expectations of the consumer. Increasingly, people are becoming better informed and more demanding about their food and its quality. However, right across the UK’s food industry, there is a shortage of suitably qualified and experienced graduates with a technical understanding of food. At Harper Adams we offer food courses which develop multi-skilled graduates who will move ahead with the industry in a range of exciting and rewarding careers.

Course details

Modules

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201171/food-and-consumer-studies

Assessment method

Assessment is via a balance of course work and examination. Students receive written feedback on all course work to help them improve. In addition, first year students undertake examinations in two subjects at the end of the first term to enable them to gauge how they are progressing and feedback is provided on these exams. Examples of assessments may include a group of three students present on a specific issue in food production – e.g. pesticide residues in crops / fresh produce – and how the relevant farm assurance schemes requirements effectively manages the risk to levels which remove the problem / risk from the food chain.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
XD09
Institution code:
H12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You must be at least 17½ years old, and have 6 GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above, to include English language, maths and science (or 5 GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above, to include English language, maths and science if you also have a level 3 qualification such as A level or BTEC) . The required GCSEs must be completed prior to application.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201171/food-and-consumer-studies

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
96%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
98%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £10800 Year 1

Additional fee information

This 4 year course consists of 3 years on campus at a cost of £9250 per year (£10,800 for International students) with a placement in year 3 which costs £1850 (£3200 for International students).
Food and Consumer Studies (Extended) at Harper Adams University - UCAS