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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Food Science and Technology (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation)

UCAS Code: D616
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Food & beverage studies
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two C grades to include a Science/Food Technology subject

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Highers considered for entry depending on the number of Highers taken and grades achieved

Scottish Advanced Highers

Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two D grades including a Science/Food Technology subject

BTEC Diploma

Science or Food Technology related subject

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Science or Food Technology related subject

International Baccalaureate

To include a relevant subject such as Science/Food related

UCAS tariff points

To include two C grades at A level, one to be in a Science/Food Technology subject; or equivalent

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our Food Science and Technology degree aims to provide you with a broad understanding of modern food industries. The course combines theoretical studies and practical work, which may be applied in the modern industrial food environment. The modular structure of the course is designed to allow you to develop your own career path according to the modules selected.


Cardiff Metropolitan University

Front of the university

Cardiff Met is situated in an exciting and modern city. It is a leading new university in Wales that offers a range of courses designed with your career in mind. It is always investing to provide its students with the best experience possible and students here feel it's a global university that goes the extra mile. Cardiff is ranked as one of the best value cities to study in within the UK.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
26% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
277 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19.8k LOW
Graduates who are food preparation and hospitality trades


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is still not a common degree - about 400 graduates a year at the last count - and outcomes are good. The most common outcome for this group of graduates is to work as engineers in parts of the food industry, but a significant minority take specialist postgraduate courses and get jobs in our rapidly-expanding brewing industry. Jobs here are tied to the food industry and so are less likely to be in London or other big cities than other jobs.
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