University College Birmingham

Summer Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JB, United Kingdom

Food and Nutrition

- **Course snapshot** Nutrition-related issues are high on the public policy agenda and our Food and Nutrition degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the commercial food sector. - **Who’s the course for?** Demand for graduates with high-level food skills and specialised nutrition backgrounds is ever-increasing. This course, accredited by University College Birmingham, has been designed to explore food science as well as the skills required for food preparation. - **Why should I study the course?** Teaching and individual study covers a vast range of core competencies in the sector including science, the food chain, social and behavioural aspects, health and wellbeing and professional conduct. You will be able to apply your knowledge in practical and relevant ways to different areas such as nutrition, public health, food science, food politics and food manufacture. You will have the opportunity to progress to the BSc (Hons) degree on successful completion of the two-year foundation degree course. - **Great. Tell me some more** You will get the opportunity to tailor your degree to suit your own career goals. For example, you might want to focus on functional foods, specialised diets or product development. Our new Food Science and Innovation Suite, which features the latest food testing and diagnostic technology alongside state-of-the-art kitchen facilities, will give you valuable experience and confidence in using advanced industry equipment. As an undergraduate, you will also have access to UCB’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter. - **So what modules will I study?** You will study modules for Years 1 and 2. Upon successful completion, you will have the option of progressing onto the final year of the BSc (Hons). Year 1: Academic Skills for Food and Nutrition, Culinary Skills for Nutrition, Food Manufacture, Food Science, Introduction to Nutrition, Public Health and Nutrition. Year 2: Contemporary Eating Practices, Functional Foods and Legalities, Nutrition in Context, Product Design and Process Development, Research for Food and Nutrition. One option from: Sports Nutrition, Dietary Research in Culinary Development, International Nutrition. - **Do I need to buy any equipment?** This course incurs an additional cost of approximately £95 for uniform and specialist equipment. - **What skills will I gain?** As well as the comprehensive knowledge and skills you will acquire at university, you will be encouraged to gain work experience as a great opportunity to put what you have learned into practice alongside qualified professionals. We have developed close working relationships with food science and product development industries and can offer you a wide range of placement opportunities alongside your studies. The University’s hired@UCB employability team will make sure you are well-matched for your placement and support your progress throughout your work experience. - **What about the future?** On successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of food industry areas, including new product development and the health sector. Alternatively, you could continue your education to postgraduate level in a specialised area such as dietetics. Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career in: - Product and menu development - Hospital laboratories - Health education, both at a local or national level - Advisory work - Research and teaching

  • Qualification
    Foundation Degree in Science/FdSc
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • 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
  • International Year 1 £9,900
  • Qualification
    Foundation Degree in Science/FdSc
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • 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
  • International Year 1 £9,900