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Food and Consumer Science BSc (Hons)

Abertay University

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UCAS CODE: DN69

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Abertay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Are you fascinated by food and what drives our everyday food choices? Do you want to make a difference and design sustainable and nutritious foods for the future? We delve into the complex relationships between food and the consumer while we teach you how to develop and produce safe, healthy, and nutritious foods, bearing in mind all the factors that impact on consumer choices.This vocational degree covers all the factors that shape food supply and food choices. Our academic experts will teach you:The techniques and skills needed to develop new food products.How to innovate and make healthy, delicious foods that are safe to consume.The quality and safety requirements needed to manufacture foods.A person’s nutritional requirements throughout their lifespan.How to meet the needs of society, industry and consumers for sustainable food quality.This degree is designed to make you industry-ready, blending academic learning with practical skills in our £3.5m state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. A work placement in the third year gives you real-life work experience and great networking opportunities for the future.The course is aligned with the General Teaching Council (GTC) requirements for the PG Diploma in Home Economics teaching and is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). If you have a passion for food and want to study a wide-ranging and flexible degree, then Abertay is for you. Our courses are ideal for secondary school leavers, entrants from further education colleges, and mature students. Our Food Science courses ranked 3rd in the UK, and top in Scotland in the Guardian 2020 University Guide. According to Unistats, 100% of our graduates are employed six months after graduating and we scored 93% for Overall Satisfaction in the 2021 National Student Survey giving Abertay the highest scoring Food degrees in Scotland.For the first two years, everyone takes Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing as a foundation. After that, you’ll specialise, and take this course in years three and four. Find out more in the 'How the Course Works' section below.Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it:Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality.Guardian University Guide 2021 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback.National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Abertay University

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 1HG, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 43 8

    64th out of 92 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    149 78%

    8th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    33rd

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.82 96%

    1st

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    148 77%

    13th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    76th

    68
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    39th

    19

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