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Course summary

This is an industry-focused course which will inspire your passion for food science and technology. If you want a career where you can make a difference and meet the demands of the food industry of the future, this is the course for you. The challenges facing food production today have never been greater; food security, sustainability, nutrition, and food waste mean the industry requires confident, innovative thinkers, able to respond to the challenges of these global food security and sustainability issues. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the food industry by studying core modules in food science, sustainability, research project design, new product development and much more. The course has been carefully designed with input from industry to ensure that you understand the science behind food production, while developing the practical skills required to address productivity, profitability and growth. As a student on this course, you may be eligible to complete a 1-year Industry Placement between your second and final year of study, giving you the opportunity to gain substantial industry experience and kickstart your career. To be eligible for this, you must achieve a pass grade above 50% in your second year of studies. Course Features:

  • Access to the latest scientific equipment as part of the Institute of Food Science and Innovation (IoSFI), in partnership with the University of Chester
  • Modules on human nutrition, food processing and packaging and product manufacture
  • Learn in our £7.4 million Food Innovation Centre
  • Industry work placement
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Policy adviser
  • Food technologist
  • Supply chain manager
  • Packaging developer
  • New product developer
  • Food innovation manager
  • Research and development
  • Technical management
  • New product development
  • Laboratory analysis and testing
  • Quality management
  • Education and research
  • Progression onto MSc or PhD study


Level 4 · Food Materials and Product Manufacture · Food Safety in Manufacturing · Food Science and Composition · Introduction to Human Nutrition · Food Processing and Packaging · Food Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Level 5 · Food Innovation and New Product Development · Applied Nutrition in the Food Industry · Research Methods · Sustainable Supply Chain and Environmental Awareness · Work-Based Learning · Food Analysis and Texture Level 6 · Dissertation · Resource Management for the Food Industry · Data Analysis for the Food Industry · Current Issues in Food Technology* · Food Biochemistry* · Food Process Operations* · Food Quality and Integrity* *optional modules-choose two

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage competences, skills and knowledge valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework, and time constrained online assessments. Coursework may take many forms including essays, reports, laboratory reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, dissertations, seminar discussions, critical reviews and portfolios of evidence. In the new product development module, you will demonstrate your ability to design and produce products. These assessments are designed to ensure you are building the skills and professionalism required for a successful career in the sector.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g. Access to Higher Education course

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 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 £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Equipment Costs £15 for a lab coat Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
Food Science and Technology at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS