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Food Science and Technology (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation) BSc (Hons)

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Full-time | Cardiff Met - Llandaff | 3 - 4 Years | 16-SEP-19
  • Full-time | Cardiff Met - Llandaff | 3 - 4 Years | 16-SEP-19
  • Part-time | Cardiff Met - Llandaff | 5 - 10 Years | 16-SEP-19

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    D616

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    96th

    19
  • Subject Ranking

    30th

    2 (Food Science)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    134

  • Graduate Prospects

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    80

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.82

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    16-SEP-19

Course Summary

This course aims to provide you with a broad understanding of modern food industries. The course combines theoretical studies and practical work, which may be applied in the modern industrial food environment. The modular structure of the course is designed to allow you to develop your own career path according to the modules selected. The degree continues to perform well in recruitment to the food industry post graduation.​ A career in the food industry will put you in the middle of the largest and most important economic activity in the world. The health and welfare of people everywhere depends on good agricultural yields and on the reliable storage, successful processing and safe handling of all types of food. All these activities and many others create a demand for well-qualified and experienced specialists who can play their part in the complex and increasingly sophisticated food supply system.

The food and drink manufacturing industry is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK. It employs some 470,000 people, representing 13% of the manufacturing workforce in the UK and has a turnover of £75bn accounting for 15% of the total manufacturing sector. Ours is the fourth largest food and drink manufacturing industry in the world. In addition, an estimated 1.2 million workers in ancillary activities depend on a successful food and drink industry for their jobs. Independent food experts have stated that the long-term prosperity of our food industry depends upon a continuing supply of trained food scientists and technologists. The food industry today is in desperate need of these technically trained staff and this course is providing graduates to fill that gap. With an almost one hundred per cent employment rate, graduates can gain employment within many areas, including research and development, quality control, hygiene, packaging, food microbiology and food analysis.

Entry Requirements

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  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • UCAS Tariff
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

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Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two C grades to include a Science/Food Technology subject

Tuition Fees

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£9,000 per year

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University information

University Ranking

96th

About this University

Cardiff Metropolitan University is located in the exciting and lively city of Cardiff. It delivers practice-focused and professionally recognised education across its academic schools.

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Cardiff Met - Llandaff

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Western Avenue

Cardiff

CF5 2YB

UNITED KINGDOM