How the Course Works
This degree is part of a larger portfolio of four courses covering food science, nutrition, fitness, wellbeing, and consumer science. The first two years of each course cover the same curriculum.
This initial two-year foundation curriculum is about Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing.
If you want to work in this industry or continue your studies but haven’t worked out exactly what you want to do, this is a great way to start. Our two-year foundation approach means you can keep your options open until you’ve learnt more about what really interests you.
In those first two years we’ll give you a snapshot of each course so you can understand where you want to specialise. This means you’ll learn what you really like, and your degree will end up suiting your own interests and career aspirations. And, of course, we’ll advise you every step of the way.
Having gained two years of knowledge and discovered your own specialist area, in year three you choose from one of these pathways:
Your chosen course will be reflected in your degree title e.g.BSc (Hons) Food and Consumer Science.
Remember, you only need to apply for ONE course, as the first two years are the same for everyone.
The pathways are new for 2022, so are for students applying for year one only. Anyone wishing to apply for years two or three should contact admissions for full details.
Shape your own learning journey
It’s all about flexibility. The first two-year common curriculum means you can keep your options open until you know which area you want to focus on. Don’t worry, our academic team will give you advice and full support when it comes to choosing what to specialise in.
Whichever specialist path you decide on, by the time you graduate you will:
- Understand how to analyse the core issues behind your chosen subject.
- Have developed analytical and problem-solving skills, useful in any work environment.
- Have learnt to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Be able to critically evaluate evidence, arguments, and assumptions and reach sound judgements.
- Have learnt applied professional standards, ethics and responsibilities, including good decision-making.
- Developed excellent communication and digital skills so you can share your knowledge effectively across a wide range of audiences.
Teaching & Assessment
Each course involves lectures, small group tutorials, practical lab-based activities and private study.
Practical activities and work placements will enable you to contextualise the theories you learn in real-life applications.
You’re assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework.
You’ll be encouraged to critically evaluate information and challenge concepts using evidence-based information, and to show initiative, so you actively construct your own knowledge base.
The single most crucial aspect of student life is your need to engage with all teaching activities, such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, team projects and practical work. Active participation is critical to making your learning and assessment strategy work for you.
Put simply, we aim to give you all the skills you need to move straight into a job or further study when you graduate.
This degree course is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). An accreditation is an assurance that the standards set by the sector are met. An accredited degree can add weight to your experience when you are looking for employment.