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Birmingham City University

Food and Nutrition with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: DB6F

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D

Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science or Food Technology General Studies not accepted. A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.

AS

A,E

Minimum 80 points required. Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science or Food Technology General Studies not accepted 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 80 points required

The Access to HE Diploma to include 15 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction of which 9 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

5 subjects at grade 4 Must include Mathematics, English language and science subjects. Must have been achieved at the point of application Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered: BTEC Level 2 Diploma BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Key Skills level 2

HNC (BTEC)

P

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

HND (BTEC)

P

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall Students who do not complete the IB Diploma and who achieve the minimum of 11 points from two Higher Level subjects, will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates "

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

H4,H4,H4,H4,H4

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 80 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, Chemical Science or Science subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

a minimum of 80 tariff points. Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

a minimum of 80 tariff points. Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

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

DM

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science Not including 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 80 tariff points.

a minimum of 80 tariff points. Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science. Not including Early Years 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 80 tariff points

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

MMP

Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science Not including Early Years

minimum of 80 tariff points. Biology, Chemistry or Applied 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 80 tariff points.

Achieve a minimum of 80 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 DDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers). Biology or Chemical Science subject

UCAS Tariff

80

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 80 tariff points Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Nutrition

Food and Nutrition with Foundation Year

Our practice-based, innovative BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition with Foundation Year degree 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 be 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 today’s consumers globally and the controls and safety features that ensure the food we eat is of high quality, safe and nutritious.

We have recently had a £41 million 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.

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


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
39%
2:1 or above
40%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Nutrition and dietetics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
58%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietician — an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. We don’t have many graduates in nutrition every year and with the population becoming more aware of health and well-being and with many medical needs being addressed by the application of specific diets, this is likely to be an area of increasing demand in the future.

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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