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University of Nottingham

Food Science

UCAS Code: D611

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

Two science subjects from chemistry, biology, maths and physics (chemistry recommended); or one science and one science-related subject such as applied science, food technology, economics, geography and psychology. A pass is required in science practicals, where taken. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies are not accepted.

Pass the Access to Science course with 60 credits overall, including 45 at level 3, of which 30 must be in relevant science modules and at merit. GCSE English at grade C or above is also required.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M2-D3,M2,M3

In two science subjects from chemistry, biology, maths and physics (chemistry recommended); or one science and one science-related subject such as applied science, food technology, economics, geography and psychology.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-32

Including specified grades in two science subjects from chemistry, biology, maths and physics (chemistry recommended); or one science and one science-related subject such as applied science, food technology, economics, geography and psychology, at Higher Level and English language.

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

DDD

Science-based, such as Applied Science

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A-A,B

In two science subjects from chemistry, biology, maths and physics (chemistry recommended); or one science and one science-related subject such as applied science, food technology, economics, geography and psychology. This qualification is only accepted in combination with five Scottish Highers at grades AABBB-ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B-A,B,B,B,B


This qualification is only accepted in combination with two Scottish Advanced Highers at grades AA-AB, in two science subjects from chemistry, biology, maths and physics (chemistry recommended); or one science and one science-related subject such as applied science, food technology, economics, geography and psychology.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

Accepted alongside two science subjects at A Level from chemistry, biology, maths and physics (chemistry recommended); or one science and one science-related subject such as applied science, food technology, economics, geography and psychology.

UCAS Tariff

104-147

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

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Food science

This IFST accredited course is based on our Sutton Bonington Campus, with access to purpose built facilities such as our Food Processing Facility, where you can put your learning into practice. We place an emphasis on the importance of hands-on experience in food sciences, with innovative modules in product development and practical classes an integral part of the degree. We conduct active research into what makes an excellent food sciences graduate and this informs and develops our degree teaching content. The popular option of a years paid industrial placement adds further depth and value to your final degree and personal skills set.

Assessment methods

In your first year, you will gain a deep understanding of the science surrounding the chemical and physical properties of food materials. Your second year will further this understanding, you will focus upon manufacturing and will take modules focusing upon areas such as the global food chain and the prevention of food spoilage. To further your career prospects and improve your skills, you can take advantage of a year-long optional paid industry placement between years two and three, working for a leading food manufacture or retailer. In your final year you will take on a unique research project, allowing you to focus upon an area of particular interest. In addition, you will study food factory operations, manufacturing your own product as part of a competition.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£21,060
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.

73%
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.

Agriculture, food and related studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
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

100%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
87%
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.

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Production managers and directors
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.

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.

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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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