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 Science - Coventry University

Employing 3.9 million people, the UK food industry is always seeking competent food and nutritional scientists, who are well-equipped with practical skills and knowledge to ensure that food production remains safe, nutritious, of high quality and full of flavour. There is a growing awareness by industry, regulators and the general public of the need for better scientific understanding right across the food chain from ‘farm to fork’. The consumer is demanding less salt, less sugar with better flavours and more global choice, but at cheaper prices. While governments and other agencies are seeking to alter dietary behaviour to combat public health concerns, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, nutrient deficiency and associated health problems. At Coventry, our experienced teaching team brings a range of professional and research expertise into their teaching. Having worked as food scientists, public and environmental health professionals and nutritionists for both governmental and local councils as well as working in the food industry, they maintain links with major food retailers and manufacturers, such as International Food and Fragrances Ltd and Greencore to ensure you receive up-to-date information and help you begin to establish your professional networks. You’ll gain hands-on experience of a wide range of techniques, such as sample extraction, purification and analysis, in our well-equipped laboratories, based in the new multimillion Alison Gingell Building. Specialist industry-standard facilities include: analytical equipment such as GC, GC-MS, ICP and HPLC in addition to access to kitchen facilities for nutritional testing and tasting sessions. This focus on practice-led teaching means you will have opportunity to develop the analytical and practical skills required by employers – working with accuracy and precision to obtain data and results relevant to the skills being taught. Coventry has an excellent reputation for evidence-based scientific research. The lecturers on this degree have experience of research in food chemistry/biochemistry, food science and technology, analytical and instrumental analysis, food microbiology and gut microbiota, food quality, assurance and safety inspection, nutrition and dietetics, coeliac disease and the gluten-free diet, probiotics and immune function, medication and dietary adherence and Parkinson’s disease. Their research regularly informs your teaching by bringing real life examples and case studies into lecture discussions and tutorials and you also have the chance to take part in staff research projects during your final year. **Key Benefits** * Strong network of professional agencies and potential employers – including food processors and manufacturers in addition to analytical food testing laboratories as well as local government agencies. * Hands-on experience of a wide range of laboratory techniques such as methods for proximate analysis, texture and rheometry testing alongside more traditional analysis of volatile and non-volatile food materials using GC-MS and HPLC as examples. * Well-established academic and practical support systems for students, includes weekly ‘drop-in’ surgery sessions for students to talk to staff about academic material, general study skills and personal problems. * Staff research expertise and high quality publications in the disciplines of: biochemistry, cell biology, genomic and molecular biology, microbiology, pharmacology, food chemistry and analysis, nutrition and physiology. * Support applying for short and long-term placements in laboratory and industrial settings to gain the experience employers desire. Past students have undertaken one year placements in the food industry with companies such as Greencore and Industrial Flavour and Fragrances Ltd

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-14
  • 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