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University of Nottingham

Consumer Behaviour: Food and Nutrition

UCAS Code: B4DF

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,B

including one science subject required (preferably biology) plus a social science preferred (such as psychology) and an additional A level or equivalent. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies are not accepted for these courses. We may also consider ABC depending on your predicted grades in specific subjects.

UCAS Tariff

128-136

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Nutrition

Food science

Combine excellent scientific knowledge with in-depth understanding of the factors that influence consumer food choices. This new and unique course explores how emotions, attitudes and preferences affect buying behaviour, and builds expertise in sensory science which is key to understanding consumer behaviour. Our course, which offers the only MSci option in this subject in the UK, delivers a strong scientific foundation and integrates knowledge from marketing and business, psychology and sociology, ethics, and languages. You will gain hands-on experience utilising our exceptional facilities including a food processing hall, purpose-built teaching laboratory, dietetics laboratory and a sensory science suite.

Modules

During the first year the fundamentals of food and nutritional sciences will be covered including food materials and food commodities, nutrients and the physiology of food and healthy eating. Consumer behaviour will be introduced and the cultural significance of food and individual eating behaviour. Over your second and third years you’ll build on your knowledge and focus on practical, personal and professional skill development utilising our exceptional teaching laboratories and sensory suite. You’ll examine how to identify opportunities to influence what consumers choose whilst creative work ensures you are ready to meet current and future food challenges. You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad and/or undertake an industry placement year as part of this course.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£23,760
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sutton Bonington Campus

Department:

School of Biosciences

TEF rating:

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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.

80%
med
Nutrition
87%
high
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.

Nutrition and dietetics

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

87%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Food sciences

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

97%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

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
94%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

56%
Health professionals
5%
Sports and fitness occupations
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Food science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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