Food Science BSc

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Food Science BSc

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Key Information

  • Study Level:

    Bachelor

  • Duration:

    3 Years

  • Study Mode:

    Full Time/Part Time

  • Start Date:

    01 September 2019

  • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

    £ 9,250 Per Year

    These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

  • Qualification:

    12,000

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Course Summary

A BSc in Food Science from Edge Hill University is an opportunity to learn about an industry which employs huge numbers of people all across the UK (and the world), and which demands highly skilled, qualified graduates in large numbers every year.

You’ll study the chemistry behind food preparation and preservation, the ways food is produced and the ways microbiology affects food at all stages of its production and consumption cycle. You’ll study nutrition and how different foods affect human health. You’ll also learn laboratory skills specific to the food industry.

You may be able to spend your third year in industrial placement or studying abroad under the ERASMUS scheme, making this a 4 year degree. Either would be an incredible opportunity to expand your horizons, and gain either an international perspective on your chosen career or to gain real world working skills in a specific industry or specialisation.

If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

Course Outline

This is a 3 year program for most students, though it can be taken over 6 years at part time.

Year 1 Modules:

  • Biodiversity
  • Biology in Practice
  • Cellular Form and Function
  • Chemistry for Biologists
  • Ecology
  • Human Body Systems
  • Language Modules (optional)
  • Variation, Evolution and Heredity

Year 2 Modules:

  • Chemistry of Food
  • Food Microbiology
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Introduction to Food Sciences
  • Language Modules (optional)
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Form and Physiology
  • Research Methods in Biology
  • Biological Placement
  • Study Abroad Placement

Placement Year:

You have the option of pursuing a placement position, which may be taken as a ‘sandwich year’ between your year 2 and year 3 course content. This is a great way to develop the kind of real world experience that will make your year three Dissertation more relevant and insightful.

Year 3 Modules:

  • Applications of Biotechnology
  • Current Issues in Biology
  • Field to Fork
  • Food Science Dissertation
  • Food Technology
  • Plants and People

Learning & Teaching

Edge Hill’s Food Science BSc program is designed to have you learning as much as possible in industry-standard facilities, gaining the kind of practical laboratory skills that you’re likely to need in any food-related industry. You will have lecture classes, seminars and tutorials as well, but these will be used mainly to convey theoretical principles and big-picture content. Your progress will be assessed based on your coursework and examination results.

Career Possibilities

There are three primary paths graduates tend to follow, though there are many other options. First, many go directly into a food, agriculture or nutrition oriented industry. Second, some students look into post-graduate degree programs with an eye towards higher level, research-based employment. Third, some students will go on to academic careers, working up to a PhD program at Edge Hill or another fine university. The choice is entirely yours.

Entry Credit

Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

Applicants must typically have achieved 120 UCAS tariff points, or the international equivalent. Beyond that, a wide range of qualifications are accepted.

All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall and no less than 5.5 in any subsection would qualify, for example.

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