This interesting and engaging degree programme will enable you to gain extensive practical and theoretical experience completing live collaborative briefs in our state-of-the-art Food Academy Completing this course will enable you to understand the principles behind food ingredients, textures, flavours and tastes. You will also gain an appreciation of the challenges of providing consumers with safe, nutritious and quality foods. Alongside learning what types of changes occur during the cooking, processing and storage of foods, you will develop skills in testing and evaluating the consumer acceptability of new food products plus how to market and promote food products to consumers. The course addresses key food-related issues concerning both producers and consumers, and emphasises an appreciation of the importance of food in society. You will have the opportunity to specialise during your final year, focusing on areas such as: •specialised aspects of food product development •the latest methods for sensory and consumer evaluation of foods •specialist evaluation of food behaviours, kitchen spaces and food-related technologies and appliances You will also have the opportunity to work alongside key industry partners, including Howdens, Meyer Group and Roquette, gaining essential professionals skills and contacts. You will have opportunities to complete industrial and work-related placements, including an optional paid full-time ‘sandwich’ year placement (between Levels 5 and 6 of your degree) with market leaders such as Heinz, Marks and Spencer, PepsiCo and Meyer Group. Such experience will help you build up your professional networks and develop your professional skills. With the food industry employing 3.7 million people and contributing almost £90 billion to the UK economy, demand is increasing for well qualified and ambitious individuals to work in this sector. As such there has never been a better time to consider getting a food industry relevant degree qualification.