BSC (HONOURS) Food and Nutrition
Friday, December 31, 9999
9am - 5pm
BSC (HONOURS) Food and Nutrition
FULL-TIME- FOOD AND NUTRITION
Gain a hands-on understanding of the food industry on a course accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology, with strong links to major companies
Everything you need to know...
What is the fee?Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
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? DB44
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes
1. Course summary
- Gain specific knowledge and skills in key areas of food technology.
- Develop the skills and competencies required for a successful food and nutrition career.
This course prepares you for a range of careers in the food industry with roles in food product development, quality assurance, technical management, buying and more. We actively engage with food retailers and food manufacturers and design our course around industry needs to ensure that you enjoy excellent career opportunities.
Watch student Loren Draper talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
2. How you learn
Watch lecturer Susan Jones talk about this course.
You are taught by a team of lecturers who have research or managerial experience in the food industry. They are members or fellows of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, and the nutrition lecturers are registered with the Association for Nutrition.
You learn through
- practical sessions in state-of-the-art facilities
- guest lectures from leading industry professionals
- problem based learning
- a live consultancy project in the final year
- self-directed learning activities
Course leaders and tutors - Pippa Ashworth
My teaching expertise lies in the field of food and nutrition. My particular interests are focussed around food consumer behaviour and food consumer perceptions
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there.
Previous students have gained placements at organisations such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Bakkavor, Greencore, Unilever, GSK, Premier Foods and Samworth Brothers.
Industry professionals from a variety of disciplines present guest lectures and lead workshops giving you subject knowledge across a variety of modules from first year through to final year. You will have the opportunity to meet employers as part of the placement process at employment fairs. Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) engagement encompasses opportunities at all levels at various events, competitions, committees and career events.
You also work on a live consultancy challenge during the final year, where you are given a brief from an industry partner and need to design, plan and deliver solutions.
Competitions and awards
In the final year you have the opportunity to enter the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) Young Scientist Competition. You will also have the opportunity to apply for an additional leadership award. This is delivered by external industry consultants and is a great way to enhance your CV.
3. Future careers
This course prepares you for a career in
- food product development
- food quality
- food production
- food and nutrition advice
- food styling and journalism
- sensory analysis
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Premier Foods
- Samworth Brothers
The BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)
Students enrolled on our Food and Nutrition course become student members of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) with the opportunity to upgrade to full member status upon graduation.
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.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- a sensory suite
- development kitchens
- food technology facilities
- food and nutrition laboratories
- retorts (industrial pressure cookers) used to make heat sterilised products
- specialist freezing equipment for manufacturing ice cream
- freeze drying
- modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for preserving food
5. Entry requirements
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
• 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.