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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, Chemistry, Applied Science 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 equivalencies only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent'

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

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

HND (BTEC)

P

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 112 UCAS Tariff Points For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1). Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science 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, Chemistry or Applied Science 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.

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science 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

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

D*D*

Must include one of Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science 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, Chemistry or Applied Science (not including Early Years).

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

DMM

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science subject excluded Early Years

Must include one of Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science (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.

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

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.

Assessment methods

Applicants should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, numeracy & literacy tests, interview and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course.  We will also be incorporating the completion of a behavioural styles assessment: the Cambridge Personal Styles Questionnaire (CPSQ) before you are invited to a Selection Day. We are using it alongside the other selection criteria to ensure a fairer and more objective approach to assessing personal readiness for healthcare training.  If your application is successful, we will then be running interviews during January, February, March and April for our September intake

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

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