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Food Science and Technology (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Other grade combinations totalling 96 - 112 points considered with a minimum of two C grades to include a Science/Food Technology subject

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

96 - 112 points, other grade combinations accepted

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language, Maths & Science. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy. Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language, Maths & Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

To include a relevant subject such as Science/Food related

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3

Other grade combinations totalling 96 - 112 points considered, to include two H2 grades, one to be in a Science/Food Technology subject. Minimum grade H4 considered within points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Science or Food Technology related subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM-DMM

Science or Food Technology related subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Science or Food Technology related subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM-DMM

Science or Food Technology related subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,D

Other grade combinations totalling 96 - 112 points considered with a minimum of two D grades including a Science/Food Technology subject

Highers considered for entry depending on the number of Highers taken and grades achieved

UCAS Tariff

96-112

To include two C grades at A level, one to be in a Science/Food Technology subject; or equivalent

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

C

96 - 112 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grades CC, to include a Science/Food Technology subject

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

5.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Food science

Professionally accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology, the Food Science and Technology degree at Cardiff Met aims to provide you with a broad understanding of modern food industries.

The course combines theoretical studies and practical work, which may be applied in the modern industrial food environment. The modular structure of the course is designed to allow you to develop your own career path according to the modules selected.

The degree continues to perform well in recruitment to the food industry post graduation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£13,000
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cardiff Met - Llandaff

Department:

Department of Healthcare and Food

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below 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.

Food science

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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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
A*

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.

Food & beverage 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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Science, engineering and production technicians
18%
Engineering professionals
6%
Quality and regulatory professionals

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.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

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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Higher entry requirements
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