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University Centre Reaseheath

Food Science and Innovation

UCAS Code: F127

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

64 points from A Levels including Food Technology or a Science related subject

Successful completion of Access to HE Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Including 4 in HL Biology

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

H4,H4,H4,H4

One should be in a Science related subject

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

MPP

Should be in Applied Science or Food Science

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C

One should be in a Science related subject

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Food science

Food safety

The challenges facing food production today have never been greater. Food security, sustainability, nutrition, and food waste needs innovative thinkers able to respond to these global issues. This course aims to develop graduates capable of meeting the demands of the food industry of the future.

The course is delivered in the £7.4 million UCR Food Innovation Centre, an industry-leading academy with an international reputation in the food and drink sector. The course provides an in-depth knowledge of the food industry with core modules in food science, sustainability, and new product development. Learning is assessed by a combination of assignments, reports, practical assessments and examinations. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree students may progress onto the one year BSc top-up to gain a BSc (Hons) Food Manufacturing with Operations Management.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University Centre Reaseheath Website.

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study. For more information please see our Course Information on our website.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Reaseheath

Department:

Food Technology

TEF rating:

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