601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, United Kingdom

Food Safety, Inspection and Control - Coventry University

This BSc (Hons) Food Safety, Inspection and Control is a versatile and exciting degree course which encompasses a variety of food issues with both a UK and international food focus. The areas which we cover include Food Regulation and Law, Food Microbiology, Food Inspection, Hygiene Management, Food Fraud and Global Food Sustainability. This course also incorporates the academic content of the Higher Certificate of Food Control, the baseline qualification for food hygiene and standards, official controls and the inspection of food premises within the UK. There is a big emphasis on practice during this BSc and our teaching team aim to impart their own research and professional experience into their teaching, alongside organised visits from practitioners and professionals from industry and various regulatory authorities. There are opportunities within the course to undertake practical inspections of food and food premises and to prepare and present a court prosecution case, together with many more practically based teaching sessions. This course aims to help prepare graduates for future careers within the food industry, with regulatory bodies and as food inspectors. The University has links with a number of Local Authorities and food industries who we ask to attend guest lectures and site visits. We will be having guest lecturers from Birmingham City Council to talk about Food Enforcement and Food Fraud. We will also be having a site visit to Muller dairy and ARLA Food in Shropshire. Some also offer professional placements upon successful application, with opportunities to spend an optional enhancement year in industry in the UK or overseas. There are also opportunities to attend conferences and local authority CPD run events. **On successful completion, you should be able to:** * Apply both theoretical and practical scientific concepts in food science, technology, nutrition, microbiology, epidemiology and food law to analyse food related risks to human health and to develop creative solutions that ensure a safe and sustainable global food supply chain. * Integrate theory and practice by practical inspection of food and food premises, applying current national and international food hygiene and standards legislation. * Demonstrate knowledge meeting the academic requirements of the CIEH syllabus for the Higher Certificate in Food Control (HCFC). * Plan, conduct, analyse and report the results of research based practical scientific investigations including due regard for health and safety and ethical considerations. * Access and critically evaluate information to develop reasoned and balanced arguments pertaining to local, national and global food safety and control topics, challenge opinion and communicate ideas effectively in written, verbal and digital formats. * Work effectively within a team, demonstrate leadership and team management skills and communicate effectively with a diverse range of individuals and organisations. * Demonstrate knowledge and skills, including appropriate professional conduct relevant for future employment within a control related profession (i.e. government control bodies, local government control authorities or private sector auditing/certification or consultation). * Demonstrate self-management and independent learning skills that are transferable to graduate level/professional employment.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,CoventryUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250