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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Nutrition-related issues are high on the public policy agenda and our Food and Nutrition foundation degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the commercial food sector.**Who’s the course for?**There is increased demand for graduates with high-level food skills and specialised nutrition backgrounds. This course, developed in accordance with guidelines from the Association for Nutrition (AfN), has been designed to explore food science as well as the skills required for food preparation.**Why should I study the course?**- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Develop a specialism relevant to your career aims through optional modules covering subjects such as sports nutrition- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Put your training into practice working in our cutting-edge Food Science and Innovation Suite and professional kitchens- **ENRICHMENT** – Our great links with the food industry provide you with an array of enrichment opportunities including guest lectures and industry research**Great. Tell me some more**We have fantastic links with the food industry, which means a wealth of opportunities for students with regards to guest lectures and industry research.You will need to buy a uniform and specialist equipment for this course - UCB can help cover the costs for this through our Kick Start scheme.**What skills will I gain?**As well as the comprehensive knowledge and skills you will acquire at university, you will be encouraged to gain work experience as a great opportunity to put what you have learned into practice alongside qualified professionals.We have developed close working relationships with food science and product development industries and can offer you a wide range of work experience opportunities alongside your studies.**What about the future?**You will be able to move into a wide variety of food industry areas including new product development or the health sector. Completing this course will enable you to pursue a career in:- Product and menu development- Hospital laboratories- Health education, both at a local or national level- Advisory work- Research and teachingUpon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of the full BSc (Hons) degree at the end of year two.

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.

Entry requirements

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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.


University information

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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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