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Glasgow Caledonian University

Food Bioscience

UCAS Code: D611

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

to include Chemistry plus GCSE Maths and English at B/6 and Double Science at BB or Biology at B/6

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

with 4 in Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology at Higher level

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

H2,H2,H3,H3

to include Chemistry, one other science plus an essay-based subject (English, History or Modern Studies).

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

O2

from Maths, English and Biology or Human Biology along with the required subjects and grades at Higher level

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

DMM

in relevant subject plus GCSE English and Maths at B plus Double Science at BB

Year 1 entry: HNC in related subject ;at least 12 credits (B in Graded unit); Year 2 entry: HNC in related subject 15/16 credits (A in Graded unit must include Genetics unit and DNA Structure/Physiology. ; HND (min BB in graded unit).

Year 3 entry: HND in related subject (AB in graded units). (If B in GU in Year 1,need A in GU in Year 2)

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

to include Higher Chemistry, one other science and essay-based subject (English, History or Modern Studies) plus Nat 5 Maths, English plus either Biology or Human Biology at B

UCAS Tariff

108-112

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

This is the only IFST-approved Food Bioscience programme in Scotland; it satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

It is also approved by the Royal Environment Health Institute for Scotland (REHIS) to meet the pre-registration academic standard for the Scottish Food Safety Officers’ Registration Board.

We are the only institution in Scotland to offer this type of programme and have the strongest emphasis of any Scottish university on food and its development.

You’ll learn about food composition, the effect of chemicals and additives on consumers and food safety as well as genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and nutrition, combined with key industry skills and an understanding of food legislation.

There’s a large practical component to complement the theory and an opportunity for a placement. This may comprise food processing, nutrition, clinical and non-clinical laboratory work or food research and development. Students are often offered jobs by their placement company, even before graduating

Assessment methods

Our assessment methods are designed to produce graduates with a balanced knowledge and understanding of all branches of the subject and to allow our students to become enquiring, independent learners exhibiting high levels of professionalism.

Half of our assessment is practically based, providing hands-on laboratory skills and experience of data handling and presentation which not only makes our programme distinctive but also attractive to employers seeking to find graduates with the necessary skills and competencies.

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The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

Department of Life Sciences

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