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Food Science and Nutrition

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

88-112

GCSE English or IELTS equivalent, GCSE Maths, and 88-112 UCAS points, ideally including at least two grade C at A level in two science subjects, preferably Biology and Chemistry

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Food science

Nutrition

Studying for a BSc in Food Science at CCCU will provide you with a gateway to life-long learning about issues that will really matter to our shared future. The food industry is calling out for well trained professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to help change people’s lives. This hands-on course will help you develop expert skills on a variety of scientific fields, including chemistry, biochemistry, biology, human physiology and nutrition. You will apply this scientific knowledge to the study of the nature, properties, and composition of food and the changes food undergoes during storage and processing. You will study the biochemistry and physiology of the metabolism of food materials, and analyse the physical and chemical properties of food stuffs. You will examine the role of nutrients and non-nutrients on health and disease, and the positive and negative influences of diet and nutrition on human health. You will learn how scientific techniques and knowledge are applied in commercial, industry or societal contexts. You will also explore the big issues and challenges surrounding food production from an environmental, social and economic sustainability perspective, including global food security, issues with food supply chain (from field to fork), and local and global policy and regulations.

There is a very strong emphasis on practical work, allowing you to become a well-rounded scientist with a wealth of laboratory skills. You will acquire sought-after laboratory skills valued by the industry, including microbiology, analytical and molecular biology techniques - a clear key strength of this curriculum that sets this degree apart from many other degrees. You will benefit from specialist laboratories in a new multi-million-pound Verena Holmes Building at our Canterbury Campus. Additionally, our Industry Liaison Lab is located on Kent's leading science business park, Discovery Park, which is a thriving part of the South East’s life science community.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,500
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Canterbury Christ Church University

Department:

School of Psychology and Life Sciences and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Social Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Agriculture, food and related studies

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

Allied health

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Agriculture, food and related studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

87%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Animal care and control services
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Science, engineering and production technicians

Allied health

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Therapy professionals
23%
Health professionals
22%
Health associate professionals

This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietician — an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. We don’t have many graduates in nutrition every year and with the population becoming more aware of health and well-being and with many medical needs being addressed by the application of specific diets, this is likely to be an area of increasing demand in the future.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Agriculture, food and related studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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