Food Science (Direct Entry) at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

Course summary

The Food Science degree provides a high quality, innovative, flexible and dynamic education which exposes you to current developments in food sciences in both academic and industrial settings. The degree blends academic learning with practical skills and industrial work-based learning, developing the next generation of food scientists. The Food Science degree at GCU was the first in Scotland to be accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). The course links with the Glasgow School for Business and Society to offer core and optional business modules to increase business acumen. Developing, safe, healthy, nutritious, sustainable food has never been more important, and a food science degree opens the door to a diverse industry and a myriad of opportunities. In a global context, there is an increasing demand for highly-trained graduates in food science and technology. The food industry is the fastest-growing manufacturing industry in the UK with over 27,000 new opportunities for skilled graduates forecast by the Food and Drink Federation in the next 10 years. Students from the GCU Food Science course are highly regarded and sought after by the food industry. All graduates undertake a full trimester in industry on a workplace and there are opportunities to study abroad 

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

SWAP Science based Access Courses at BBB

Minimum Qualification Requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no individual element below 5.5

Higher ESOL at C also considered

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £15200 Year 1
International £15200 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Food Science (Direct Entry) at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS