BSc (Honours) Food Science and Technology
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BSc (Honours) Food Science and Technology
FULL-TIME / PART-TIME
The Food Science and Technology degree at Cardiff Met aims to provide a broad understanding of modern food industries, professionally accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Everything you need to know…
How long will I study? 3-4 Years (full-time), 5-10 Years (part-time)
Where will I study? Llandaff Campus, Cardiff
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? D616
What is the cost? Home/EU: £9,000 per year (2019-2020)
International: £12,000 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes
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Professionally accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology, the Food Science and Technology degree at Cardiff Met aims to provide you with a broad understanding of modern food industries.
The course combines theoretical studies and practical work, which may be applied in the modern industrial food environment. The modular structure of the course is designed to allow you to develop your own career path according to the modules selected.
The university is home to the Zero2Five Food Industry Centre, a leading centre of excellence that provides food businesses with technical, operational and commercial support to enable them to compete more effectively. The Centre has an international reputation for food safety research and provides expertise, training and advice to the food industry, and students undertaking this degree will benefit from the close association and expertise from the Centre and staff.
The programme has been developed for full-time and part-time students. In order to facilitate the part-time provision of the programme, students studying on this route will be able to take advantage of work-based learning (WBL) modules. These modules will be particularly appropriate for learners who are already working in the food industry and will be able to demonstrate learning outcomes through activities connected with their employment.
How You Learn
Food Science & Technology is taught by a combination of lectures, practical classes, tutorials, workshops and seminars. All modules are supported by the use of the Moodle virtual learning environment.
The structured application of various teaching methods throughout the programme is intended to provide learning environments which are the most effective for the achievement of the course aims and objectives. Initially the emphasis will be placed upon the use of lectures coupled with seminars which will include group discussion and workshops. These methods will be supported by guided individual study and field visits to manufacturing companies, conferences and specialist research facilities.
As you progress through your degree a variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed, and a greater degree of practical work in laboratories and the in-house food processing pilot plant is introduced.
Personal tutors are nominated at the start of the programme and are maintained throughout the course of study. The academic team has a wealth of experience and many are experts in their fields with research and consultancy backgrounds.
This course prepares you for a career in
- Food safety management
- Food product development
- Food retail management
- Technical management
- Government (Food Standards Agency)
- Teacher/ Lecturer
- Food laboratory specialist
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Hotel Chocolat
- Marks & Spencer
- 2Sisters Food Group
- Dawn Meats
- Pepsi Co.
- Mondelez International (Cadbury’s)
Where Will I Study?
You study at Llandaff Campus, Cardiff.
Llandaff Campus is based within walking distance (15 minutes) from Cardiff City Centre.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Applicants should normally have five GCSEs including English Language (or Welsh First Language), Mathematics* and Science at grade C or above / grade 4 or above (for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) plus one of the following
- 56 points from at least 2 A level qualifications or their equivalent at an appropriate standard for entry into Higher Education at Year 1, but in subject areas which fail to meet the entry requirements for their intended undergraduate degree programme.
- 56 points from at least 2 A level qualifications or their equivalent in subject areas relevant for their intended undergraduate degree programme, but at a standard which fails to meet the entry requirements to Higher Education at Year 1.
- Prospective students who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on an individual basis and may be called for interview.
Applicants who wish to undertake this course without the foundation should have five GCSEs including English Language (or Welsh First Language), Mathematics* and Science at grade C or above / grade 4 or above (for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England).
Typical offers may include
- 112 points from at least 2 A levels to include grades CC, one to be in a Science / Food Technology subject; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as a third subject
- RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma / Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM within Science / Food Technology
- 112 points from at least 2 Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD, one to be in a Science / Food Technology subject
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website. http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international/study/applying/Pages/How-to-Apply.aspx