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Food Science and Culinary Innovation BSc (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Passionate about food? Curious about how it's produced from farm to fork, or intrigued by the science behind the dishes that delight our palates? Our Food Science and Culinary Innovation degree at University College Birmingham will give you the up-to-date knowledge and practical skills to embark upon a career in a fast-paced and constantly changing industry. You will explore a broad range of subjects from product development to sustainability and consumer psychology, with the opportunity to undertake a 48-week paid placement as well as putting your skills into practice in our purpose-built Food Science and Innovation Suite.**Who’s the course for?**Whether you are looking to diversify your chef skills or enhance your employability, this degree will open the doors to endless job opportunities in the wider food industry.**Why should I study this course?**- **WORK PLACEMENT** – Gain invaluable first-hand experience with the option of a paid industry placement – and you won’t incur any tuition fees during your placement year- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Put training into practice on live industry projects and by working in our Food Science and Innovation Suite and development kitchens- **EXPERT TUITION** – Learn from our expert multi-disciplinary lecturing team as well as guest speakers from industry- **ENRICHMENT** – Get additional qualifications to boost your employability alongside your food science degree, including food safety and sensory evaluation**Great! Tell me more**Our course has been developed against the key skills competencies outlined by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (accreditation subject to approval) and reflects the evolving needs of the sector. It is also accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the world's leading academic institutions.After your second year, you will have the option of a one-year placement, with opportunities in the UK or overseas. Our past students have worked with the likes of Mondelēz, Whitworths, Newly Weds, Campden BRI, Greencore, M&S, Co-op, Synergy Flavours, Samworth Brothers and Coppenrath & Wiese.Studying this course means you will have access to our professional development kitchens and state-of-the-art food science facilities, including our Food Science and Innovation Suite. Designed with the food industry in mind, the £2m suite features the latest food testing and diagnostic technology, including a bespoke sensory evaluation room where you can test recipes and evaluate flavour combinations.You will need to buy a uniform and specialist equipment for this course. University College Birmingham can help cover the costs for this through our Kick-Start scheme.**What skills will I gain?**This course will enable you to gain knowledge in a wide range of subjects including product development, food quality and safety, sustainability and food science as well as the psychology behind consumer choice and sensory analysis.Alongside your degree course, you will have the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications (subject to approval), including Level 3 Food Safety and IFST Sensory Evaluation (Foundation).By undertaking a placement, you will gain invaluable first-hand experience of the industry alongside your studies, boosting your employability and improving your career prospects upon graduation.**What about the future?**Completing this course will enable you to pursue a broad spectrum of careers in the food industry, including roles such as:- Product development technologist- Product development chef- Quality assurance technician- Buyer- Food technologist- Specifications technolgistShould you wish to continue studying, you can also continue onto courses at postgraduate level.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per 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 : CDD - CCC

A-levels: An A-level grade profile of CCC-CDD.


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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