Food Technology and Product Development BSc

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Food Technology and Product Development BSc

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Key Information

  • Study Level:

    Bachelor

  • Duration:

    4 Years

  • Study Mode:

    Full Time

  • Start Date:

    01 September 2019

  • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

    £ 9,250 Per Year

    These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

  • Tuition Fees International :

    £ 10,600

    These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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Course Summary

There is constant pressure in the food and beverage industry to improve quality, healthfulness and sustainability, as well as to create ever more competitive products and brands. A BSc in Food Technology and Product Development from Harper Adams University gives you the specialised food science, business and marketing skills to take an important role in this exciting industry.

You’ll learn how to ensure that food products maintain their quality and desirability throughout long and often international supply chain journeys. You’ll explore different approached to marketing food products. You’ll discover the different business strategies successful companies use to create the best and most profitable food products.

In addition, you’ll spend a full year in an industrial placement. This will not only help you turn your skills to practical use, it will give you vitally needed real world experience. This will look great on your CV, and set you apart from the hundreds of other eager applicants competing for the best jobs.

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

Year 1 Modules

  • Academic and Professional Skills for the Food Industry
  • Introduction to Food Science
  • Introduction to Food Service and Retail
  • Issues in Global Food Production
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Marketing Principles
  • Nature of Food
  • Wellbeing Through the Lifecycle
  • Language I (French, German or Spanish)

Year 2 Modules

  • Food Biotechnology and Food Processing
  • Food Creativity, Styling and Photography
  • Food Marketing
  • Food Product Development and Sensory Evaluation in Supply Chains
  • Hygiene and Food Safety
  • Principles and Practices of Food Sustainability
  • Research Methods (Food, Marketing and Business)
  • Retail Environment and Operations
  • Language II (French, German or Spanish)

Year 3 (Placement)

All students of this BSc course will spend year 3 in a paid placement. Ideally, this can be arranged so that you gain real world experience in the exact type of work you hope to pursue in your future career.

Year 4 Modules

  • European Food Innovation and Trade
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Food Quality Management
  • Food Product Manufacture
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Food Security and Sustainability
  • Honours Research Project

Learning & Teaching

Harper Adams University’s BSc in Food Technology and Product Development will involve traditional lecture classes, tutorials and exams, but will also include hands on sessions on the university’s farm, laboratory sessions, guest speakers and several interesting site visits to the university’s industrial partners.

You will be assessed based on your coursework, your examination results and of course on the quality of an extensive Honours Research Project in your final year.

Career Possiblities

The food industries in the UK and abroad are in constant need of skilled graduates to take up processing, auditing and technical roles. Harper Adams’ Food Technology graduates have very high employment rates because they have all of the skills employers demand as well as the reputation of one of the UK’s top universities behind them. The mandatory placement year helps as well, as many students are offered employment by the organisation who hosts their placement.

Entry Credit

This course grants successful graduates a 4 year BSc degree with integrated placement.

Applicants may apply based on an International Baccalaureate with 28 points (or better). They must have a relevant subject at level 5 or better. Other qualifications are accepted, and full details can be found here.

English language requirements for international students can be found here

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