Food and Nutrition Science BSc

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Food and Nutrition Science BSc

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Key Information

  • Study Level:

    Bachelor

  • Duration:

    3 Years

  • Study Mode:

    Full Time

  • Start Date:

    01 October 2019

  • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

    £ 9,250 Per Year

    These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

  • Tuition Fees International :

    £ 12,350

    These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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Course Summary

Hospitals, the publishing industry, academic organisations, government bodies and a wide range of other organisations in the public, private and not for profit sectors demand skilled food and nutrition experts in ever higher numbers. The University of Bedfordshire’s BSc in Food and Nutrition Science has been created to make you a competitive applicant for these roles.    

You’ll learn about the basics of food and nutrition – encompassing everything from microbiology to physiology and human anatomy – as well as advanced subjects like biotechnology, immunology and clinical nutrition. You’ll also learn highly transferrable skills like analysis, observation and problem solving.

Not only does this degree prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries, it can be the first step in an academic career. The University of Bedfordshire offers a wide range of follow-on degrees at the Master’s level, as do many other fine institutions. An MSc in the life sciences might be your next step.

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 program is typically delivered over three years at full time.

Core Modules Include:

  • Applied Plant Science And Food Security
  • Chemistry And Molecular Genetics
  • Clinical Nutrition And Immunology
  • Essential Skills In Food And Nutrition Science
  • Food And Nutrition Science Research Project
  • Food Microbiology And Biotechnology
  • Human Anatomy And Physiology
  • Metabolism And Human Nutrition
  • Microbiology And Biochemistry
  • Physiology And Immunology
  • Public Health Nutrition And Nutraceuticals
  • Skills And Food Analytical Techniques

Your progress will be assessed in various ways, including reports, presentations, projects, portfolios and exams.

You may also have the opportunity to learn about one or more of the organisations which rely on food and nutrition scientists by spending some time actually working in industry. You’ll gain real world experience as well as a set of skills specific to your chosen career pathway or industry. Finally, you’ll be making the kind of professional contacts which could define your later career.

Learning & Teaching

The University of Bedfordshire uses all of the teaching methods you’d expect from a modern institution of higher learning, including lectures, skills workshops and seminars. You’ll also spend a great deal of time interacting with members of the local business and industrial communities, as well as working in the university’s extensive life sciences labs. You’ll have the full academic support of the teaching staff, including a personal tutor who can advise you academically.

Career Possiblities

The University of Bedfordshire’s BSc program in Food and Nutrition Science was created with the advice and support of local and national organisations in many different economic sectors in order to produce the graduates that employers need. You’ll have specific employability training, including a module in year 2 which shows you how to secure a desirable role in today’s labour market. The Careers and Employability Services Student Development team can help you arrange placements, internships and other employability boosts.

Entry Credit

Successful completion will result in a full BSc degree.

Students must typically have been awarded 64 UCAS Tariff Points to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A good IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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