BSC (HONOURS) Food Marketing and Product Development

BSC (HONOURS) Food Marketing and Product Development
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 -
Friday, December 31, 9999
8:40am - 5pm
Sheffield Hallam University

S1 1WB

BSC (HONOURS) Food Marketing and Product Development


Gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to develop and market food products.

Everything you need to know...

How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years

Where will I study? City Campus

What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points

What is the UCAS code? DN65

When do I start? September

Placement available? Yes

1. Course summary

  • Learn the ins and outs of the food industry — studying both manufacturing and retail perspectives.
  • Gain the practical experience and theoretical knowledge that food marketing requires.
  • Benefit from excellent graduate career opportunities — whether in management, buying, marketing or development.

This course allows you to delve deeper into an exciting industry. You'll tackle food marketing and product development from a range of angles and perspectives — preparing for a rewarding career.

2. How you learn

The degree provides you with the expertise that you need to pursue a career in food marketing, business management or food product design and development. 

There is an emphasis on critical and creative thinking — you'll learn how quick responses can make every difference in the food industry, and you'll develop the analytical, technical, commercial and professional skills that you need for them. Students will learn to identify market niches and satisfy consumer demand; gaining valuable business and management acumen.

You learn through

  • seminars
  • lectures
  • projects
  • laboratory sessions
  • coursework
  • examinations

Paul Beresford is a senior lecturer and has just submitted his doctorate for examination which explores cultural branding approaches to the UK grocery market

Applied learning

Live projects

There are numerous real-world studies and projects that are undertaken throughout the course. These give you useful real-world experiences, and an opportunity to make industry contacts.

3. Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • food marketing
  • food buying
  • food product development
  • food retail management

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Unilever
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Samworth Brothers
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco
  • Asda
  • Northern Foods

4. Where will I study?

You study at City Campus


City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library ADSETTS LIBRARY

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • modern kitchens and facilities at Sheffield Hallam's City Campus

5. Entry requirements

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies


  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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