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Birmingham City University

Food and Nutrition

UCAS Code: DB64

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Must include one of Biology or Food Technology Subjects excluded - General Studies,

AS

A,A-E,E

Must include one of Biology or Food Technology subject excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma. Minimum 112 points required

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit of which 15 must be in Biology or Chemistry, plus GCSE English Language & Mathematics at grade 4

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE 5 subjects at grade 4 must include Mathematics, English language and science subjects. Must have been achieved at the point of application. Acceptable equivalent qualifications: - BTEC Level 2 Diploma - Science, Applied Science - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Science, Applied Science - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - Math and English - Key Skills level 2 - Application of Number or Communication

HNC (BTEC)

P

Relevant subject.

HND (BTEC)

P

Relevant subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

IB Diploma with 27 points from the IB overall Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis At least one Higher Level subject in Biology min 5 points with grade 4 or above from Group 4 And Grade 4 in Maths (Standard Level) And English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B and Ab Initio - Grade 5

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

Maximum of 5 x Highers to achieve 112 tariff points minimum Must include Biology or Chemical Science subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Biology or Chemical Science subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Biology or Chemical Science subject

Biology or Chemical Science subject Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

Biology or Chemical Science subject Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Must include one of Biology or Chemical Science subject Subjects excluded Early Years Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,M,M

Must include one of Biology or Chemical Science subject (not including Early Years).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Biology or Chemical Science subject subject excluded Early Years

Must include one of Biology or Chemical Science subject (not including Early Years). Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.

Maximum of 5 Scottish Higher and 3 Advances Higher at Grade C Must include one of Biology or Chemical Science subject

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Nutrition

Our practice-based, innovative BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition degree has been approved and praised for good practice. This course, led by Dr Huda Al-Kateb, will provide you with an integrated course focused on applied food science and technology from manufacturing and processing, analysis, quality and safety assessment, biotechnology and innovation in food product development. You will also be able to explore several aspects of applied nutrition and its relation to human health and disease, the physiological, biochemical aspect of public health nutrition, dietary assessments and intervention, the legislation and policies for products quality and safety and its relation to health promotion. There will be opportunities to discover the complexities of the food chain, the demands and needs of todays consumers globally and the controls and safety features that ensure the food we eat is of high quality, safe and nutritious.You will be taught in our 41 million campus extension to our 30 million City South campus, filled with state-of-the-art laboratories, nutritional sciences and dietetics laboratory facilities and teaching kitchen. Staff and guest speakers teaching the programme are experts and publish in their respective fields of food science and technology, nutrition and public health, dietetics, food safety and quality, biomedical and biological sciences and analytical chemistry.Upon graduating, you will have a varied array of global employment opportunities. The food and drink industry is the largest industry globally and food science graduates are needed across the food chain from raw material evaluation, manufacturing and processing through to final product analysis. You may also work as nutrition scientists to assess dietary requirements and give recommendations to promote healthy eating practices to individuals, industry and regulatory bodies. You could also progress to postgraduate study on programmes such as MSc Dietetics at Birmingham City University.We partner with a range of food and nutrition companies and several research institutions nationally and internationally, and there are opportunities to undertake placements in the public, food and nutrition sectors as part of a sandwich year.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

40%
low
Nutrition

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nutrition and dietetics

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
67%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
50%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
33%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nutrition

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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