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Queen's University Belfast

Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition

UCAS Code: DB6K
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

71%

Subjects
  • Nutrition
  • Food & beverage studies
Student score
Not Available
83% MED
% employed or in further study
Not Available
97% MED
Average graduate salary
Not Available
£19.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

(Biology at grade B or Chemistry at grade B).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

6 5 5 at higher level including Biology or Chemistry.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

71%

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

£4,030

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

This degree programme is about gaining the knowledge and understanding of three key areas in relation to food production and consumption. Food Quality concerns the 'fitness for purpose' of our food in terms of appearance (eg colour and surface qualities, texture, flavour and odour) and how these can be improved. Food Safety considers the physical, microbiological and chemical aspects of our food, which may be harmful to human health and how these can be minimised. Nutrition concerns the nutrient supply from foods necessary to support the human body in health and during ill health throughout all life stages. The degrees emphasise the inter-relationship between these areas and their equal importance in food production.

Modules

Stage 1: Chemistry for the biological sciences; composition of foods; food molecules and macromolecules; fundamental nutrition; human physiology; introductory skills for biosciences; micro-organisms. Stage 2: Diet and health; food appearance and texture; food commodities; food hygiene and microbiology; food marketing; food policy; food processing and packaging; psychology of consumer behaviour; work placement (3-yr degree); 1-year work placement (4-yr degree). Year out: Professional studies (4-yr degree); Stage 3: Advanced food testing methods; business innovation and entrepreneurship; clinical nutrition; current issues in food safety and nutrition; food product development; food quality and safety; health promotion in clinical practice; psychology of food choice; project (3-yr degree).

Queen's University Belfast

Queens University Belfast main building

Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
68%

Year 1

22%
62%
16%

Year 2

14%
86%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
12%
28%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietitian – an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. The population is becoming more aware of how important a good diet can be for wellbeing, and many people have special dietary needs, from individuals with food allergies to others with serious illnesses who need carefully-planned diets. So that's where graduates in nutrition come in – and we're likely to need more in the future.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 97%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

28%

Feedback on work has been prompt

31%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
88% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
358 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
100% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £19.8k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are quality and regulatory professionals

26%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

26%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Unemployment rates for these disciplines were well below the average in 2012, and the most common jobs for first degree graduates were roles as food scientists or in quality assurance – with jobs in all parts of the food and drink industries, as well as in hospitality and retail. There are jobs for graduates from this discipline all around the country and London only took a relatively small share in 2012.
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