Food and Nutrition – BSc (Honours)

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Gain the professional, practical and theoretical skills needed for a variety of careers in the food industry. This is an applied course, which focuses on the key stages involved in producing a new food product from selecting the raw materials through to development, production and launch. You can then further develop these skills and improve your employability with a one year placement with international organisations such as Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Nestlé.

Key points
• Understand the practical side of food processing, product development, quality management and applied nutrition in the food industry.• Develop key analytical and professional skills, as well as management an…

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At a glance

Gain the professional, practical and theoretical skills needed for a variety of careers in the food industry. This is an applied course, which focuses on the key stages involved in producing a new food product from selecting the raw materials through to development, production and launch. You can then further develop these skills and improve your employability with a one year placement with international organisations such as Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Nestlé.

Key points
• Understand the practical side of food processing, product development, quality management and applied nutrition in the food industry.• Develop key analytical and professional skills, as well as management and marketing expertise.
• Gain practical experience with hands-on modules using industry-equivalent equipment.
• Take a one year placement with a major food company such as Innocent or Kraft.

What is food and nutrition?
Studying food and nutrition involves learning about aspects of food science, food processing, raw materials, microbiology, nutrition and product development to gain an understanding of the critical issues facing organisations involved in food manufacturing, distribution and retailing.

This course

Gain a hands-on understanding of key aspects of the food industry, such as food processing and applied nutrition, on a course with a strong practical focus.
Strong links with major food retailers and manufacturers such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, Haribo and Samworth Brothers have enabled us to develop a course that meets industry needs resulting in excellent career opportunities.

You work with many ingredients and use food processing equipment that reflects facilities found in industry. These include retorts (industrial pressure cookers) used to make heat sterilised products, specialist freezing equipment for manufacturing ice cream, freeze drying, and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for the preservation of food.

You are taught by lecturers who have a mix of industry, research and consultancy experience. Staff have been involved in a range of projects, from working in health promotion for councils, to working in quality management for companies like Unilever and Heinz. Their industry knowledge ensures that you gain real insights into the practices and developments of the modern food and nutrition industries, while studying on the course.

Your learning involves • lectures • seminars • workshops • projects • laboratory sessions in our modern facilities at City Campus.

You also work on industrial projects and food industry case studies in your final year to develop your knowledge of current industry and enhance your practical skills. Opportunities also exist to work with our Food Innovation Research Centre on live projects for the food industry.

You learn key analytical and professional skills, as well as project management and marketing skills. These are invaluable for a range of roles and industries.

In year three, you get the opportunity to take a one year paid work placement in industry. This is your chance to put into practice what you have learnt on the course and develop new skills. It also increases your industry knowledge and experience, as well as your employability and starting salary. We help you find a suitable high quality placement and support you while you are there.

Previous students have taken placements at companies such as • Kraft • Sainsbury’s • Tesco • Marks and Spencer • Hotel Chocolat • Unilever • Nestlé • Dairy Crest • Birds Eye • Premier Foods.

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