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. Topics on this course are selected so that you can hit the ground running when you start your career in the UK's number 1 employer - the food industry. We actively engage with food retailers and food manufacturers and design our course around industry needs to ensure that you enjoy excellent career opportunities. This includes elements of science, of creativity and innovation and some personal and business management modules. Our teaching approach is centred on a hands-on and practical focus and we are very proud of our outstanding facilities where students work with a range of ingredients and food processing equipment which mirror those found in the industry. These include but are not limited to • 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. **Teaching** 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 lecturers who teach nutrition are registered nutritionists with the Association for Nutrition. You are encouraged to take part in live briefs supplied by our industrial partners and you can make the most of our staff's specialist area of expertise and experience to guide you. This ensures you gain real insights into the practices and developments of the modern food and nutrition industries. Your learning involves • lectures • seminars • workshops • projects • laboratory practicals • use of our kitchen facilities. **Projects and case studies** During your final year you work on projects in an area of your interest and food industry case studies to develop your knowledge of current industry and to enhance your practical skills. **Work placements in the UK and overseas** In year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you have gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. 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. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. Previous students have gained placements at organisations such as • Tesco • Asda • Sainsbury's • Morrisons • Bakkavor • Greencore • Unilever • GSK • Premier Foods • Samworth Brothers. **Leadership award** Final year students 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. **Professional recognition** 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.