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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Food Science degree provides a high quality, innovative, flexible and dynamic education which exposes you to current developments in food sciences in both academic and industrial settings.

The degree blends academic learning with practical skills and industrial work-based learning, developing the next generation of food scientists.

The Food Science degree at GCU was the first in Scotland to be accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). The course links with the Glasgow School for Business and Society to offer core and optional business modules to increase business acumen.

Developing, safe, healthy, nutritious, sustainable food has never been more important, and a food science degree opens the door to a diverse industry and a myriad of opportunities.

Graduate opportunities

In a global context, there is an increasing demand for highly-trained graduates in food science and technology. The food industry is the fastest-growing manufacturing industry in the UK with over 27,000 new opportunities for skilled graduates forecast by the Food and Drink Federation in the next 10 years.

Students from the GCU Food Science course are highly regarded and sought after by the food industry. All graduates undertake a full trimester in industry on a workplace and there are opportunities to study abroad where you can spend a trimester with our partners in the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam developing food concepts for Europe.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,250per 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 : BBC - ABB

Students need to have A level: BBC (incl Chemistry) GCSE: B/6 (Biology, Double Science, English and Maths). A level: ABB (incl Chemistry, Biology and Maths) GCSE: B/6 (English).


University information

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Glasgow Caledonian University

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  • Campus address

    Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G4 0BA, Scotland

The Glasgow campus is in the heart of a city known for being welcoming and affordable – voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out 2019).
GCU can help international students with their visa application, finding accommodation and with English language, helping them to settle in and feel at home.
GCU believes education is for everyone – with a wide range of generous scholarships to help ensure that courses are accessible for all.

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