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Food Science and Nutrition (4 years) MSci (Hons)

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Sutton Bonington Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This integrated masters course advances your skills in food and nutritional science research. You'll study how to write research proposals and how to communicate your research to a wider audience. You'll develop your project management skills and your grasp of analytical techniques. All of these are essential if you decide you'd like a research career. As the population grows, we need to find ways to make better use of our resources to produce nutritious, healthy foods. On this accredited course, you'll combine nutritional science with food science. Our course builds your knowledge in food, nutrition and physiology to explain the connection between diet and health. You will: - Understand the impact of food processing on nutritional value and food quality - Develop the latest nutritional knowledge from academics working on international research - Build skills in sensory evaluation and product development - Use our specialist labs and work on real-life research projects You'll learn how to apply science to create sustainable, nutritious, safe food. Using our specialist food facilities you'll investigate the properties of foods: - Food processing facility - learn about different technologies and engineering - Quality control lab - use equipment to assess product and process quality - Teaching lab - learn about the role of microbiology in food safety and production - Flavour lab - use our world class lab to understand flavour chemistry - Sensory science centre - test consumer preferences and use techniques to understand how we perceive flavour We have strong links with industry, which means that you'll get plenty of exposure to food companies. In the third year, you'll develop a new food product and present this to industry guests. Throughout your degree you can choose from a range of additional options. You can apply to do these when you get here: - Industry placement - you can add a year in industry between years two and three - Study abroad - in Australia, Canada, or the USA

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 25,000per 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 : ABB - AAB

Two science subjects from chemistry, biology, maths and physics (chemistry recommended); or one science and one science-related subject such as applied science, food technology, economics, geography and psychology. A pass is required in science practicals, where taken.Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies are not accepted.


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University information

University of Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 43

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    143 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%



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