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Queen's University Belfast

Food Science and Food Security

UCAS Code: D990

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,A,B

AAB at A-level including Biology and Chemistry OR AAB at A-level including Biology and either Home Economics or Nutrition & Food Science OR AAB at A-level including Chemistry and either Home Economics or Nutrition & Food Science OR AAA at A-level including Biology or Chemistry or Double Award Applied Science GCSE grade C Mathematics and either both Biology and Chemistry or Double Award Science grades CC. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

Considered on an individual basis. Contact the Admissions and Access Service for further advice at: admissions@qub.ac.uk.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-34

Successful completion of IB Diploma with 34 points overall with 6,6,5 at Higher Level including Biology or Chemistry OR Successful completion of IB Diploma with 36 points overall with 6,6,6 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry GCSE grade C Mathematics and either both Biology and Chemistry or Double Award Science grades CC or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

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

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3,H3-H2,H3,H3,H3,H3,H3


H2H3H3H3H3H3 to include H3 Biology and Chemistry + If not offered at Higher Level - Ordinary Level Mathematics grade 04. OR H2H2H3H3H3H3 to include H3 Biology or Chemistry + If not offered at Higher Level - Ordinary Level Mathematics grade 04. NB: If not offered at Higher Level - Ordinary Level Biology or Chemistry grade 04.

Successful completion of BTEC National Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with 140 Credits at Distinction and 40 Credits at Merit. NB: National Extended Diploma in Science or Food Technology. GCSE grade C Mathematics and either both Biology and Chemistry or Double Award Science grades CC.

Offers are set on an individual basis taking into account performance at Scottish Highers. Students with good results in their Scottish Highers will be considered if they are taking Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry. GCSE/National 5 grade C Mathematics and either both Biology and Chemistry or Double Award Science grades CC.

UCAS Tariff

136-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Food science

Food safety

Globally we face huge and growing challenges to supply the world's population with adequate safe and nutritious food. Food scientists will play a crucial role in addressing global food insecurity. This unique food science qualification combines BSc and Masters-level study and allows students to develop their subject to a high level, experiencing cutting-edge technologies involved in food research. The subject is underpinned by a scientific understanding of food, such as its properties and composition, production and manufacture, testing and regulation, interaction with the human body, and the current and future challenges for its safety and supply.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,160
per year
International
£19,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,160
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen's University Belfast

Department:

School of Biological Sciences

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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.

82%
med
Food science

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.

Food sciences

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

82%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

Agriculture, food and related studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Agriculture, food and related studies

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.

£20,400
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Natural and social science professionals
12%
Quality and regulatory professionals
9%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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