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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Nutrition has become a major talking point in modern society. Governments are working to emphasise the importance of diet and fitness, while food-related research and new products are reported in the media on an almost daily basis. By studying our Food and Nutrition foundation degree, you will gain the scientific knowledge and specialist background in nutrition that the industry is craving.**Developed in accordance with guidelines from the Association for Nutrition (AfN), our Food and Nutrition course allows you to explore food science as well as the skills required for food preparation. It covers a vast range of core competencies in the sector including science, the food chain, social and behavioural aspects, health and wellbeing and professional conduct.Supported by fantastic facilities such as our Food Science and Innovation Suite, you will be able to apply your knowledge in practical and relevant ways to areas such as nutrition, public health, food science, manufacturing and politics. You will also have the chance to go on residential visits to boost your industry engagement before you graduate.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Specialise your studies** – Develop a specialism relevant to your chosen career through optional modules covering subjects such as sports nutrition- **Practical application** – Put your knowledge into practice working in our cutting-edge Food Science and Innovation Suite and professional kitchens- **Enrichment** – We have great links with the food industry to provide you with an array of enrichment opportunities including guest lectures and industry research**FACILITIES**University College Birmingham is renowned for its outstanding food industry training facilities. As a student on our Food and Nutrition course, you will have access to our professional standard kitchens which are used regularly for prestigious competitions, as well as our Food Science and Innovation Suite. Designed with the help of the food industry, this multi-million pound suite features the latest food testing and diagnostic technology, state-of-the-art development kitchen facilities and a bespoke sensory evaluation room.**PLACEMENTS**We encourage students on our course to gain work experience throughout your studies.Employers we have worked with include Department for Education (DfE UK), NHS England, Holland & Barrett (Coventry), Food Cycle (Birmingham) and Sandwell Council (Birmingham).**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Nutritionist- Food technologist- Product/process development scientist- Health promotion specialist- Nutritional therapist- Secondary school teacher (food technology)Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BSc (Hons) degree.- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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

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A level : CD

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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