Summary: This extended degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you don’t have the necessary Level 3 qualifications required for direct admission. In the first year of the extended programme, you enhance your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences. Course details: This BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition course develops your understanding of the complex interactions between food composition, metabolism, diet, health and behaviour - all vital in the drive to reduce the incidence of long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. How we go from basic science to changing behaviour is key to the development of nutritional strategies. This course reflects the range of skills and knowledge required by professionals in the very diverse food and nutrition sector. You are equipped for further study, or for a wide variety of career opportunities, including teaching, nutrition, food science, food safety, environmental health and new product development. The need for professionals with knowledge in food and nutrition is reflected in the employability data - 100% of respondents to the Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education surveys (2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14) indicated they were in work or study within six months from completing their programme. This consistent exceptional employability performance reflects the high level of knowledge and skills our graduates acquire from our food degree programmes, and the value employers place on these. Our food degrees are also highly regarded overseas. We train academic staff from overseas partner universities delivering food degrees, and you will be studying alongside other UK, European and overseas students who have come to Teesside University to study for their food degree. After the course: This course offers a wide range of career opportunities. Roles range from being responsible for food safety through nutrition and health promotion to developing new food products. Some graduates enter into the teaching profession. In fact, graduates could find employment in any sector related to food production, food processing and packaging, food transport, food safety, nutrition and health promotion, catering or retail. For those with an interest in dietetics, the course provides a basis for entry to professionally accredited postgraduate courses.