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Food and Nutrition FdSc


What will I learn?

**OVERVIEW****Nutrition is a major talking point today, with governments working hard to emphasise the importance of nutrition and health, while diet, food-related research and new products are reported in the media on an almost daily basis. By studying our Food and Nutrition foundation degree, you will gain the scientific knowledge and specialist background in nutrition to understand how to flourish in this fast-growing profession.**Developed in accordance with guidelines from the Association for Nutrition (AfN), our Food and Nutrition course allows you to explore food science as well as the skills required to critically evaluate common perceptions of nutrition and health. The course covers a vast range of core competencies in the sector including science, the food chain, social and behavioural aspects, health and wellbeing and professional conduct.Supported by fantastic facilities such as our Food Science and Innovation Suite and our Human Performance Centre, you will be able to apply your knowledge in practical and relevant ways to areas such as nutrition, public health, food science, manufacturing and psychology. You will also go on residential visits to boost your industry engagement.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Residential visits** – Visit industry sites and events with essential costs covered by the University – past visits have included food exhibitions and competitions, manufacturers, farms and producers- **Specialise your studies** – Develop a specialism relevant to your chosen career through optional modules covering subjects such as sports nutrition- **Practical application** – Put your knowledge into practice working in our cutting-edge Food Science and Innovation Suite and other facilities- **Enrichment** – Our links with the food industry offer an array of opportunities including guest lectures and industry research**FACILITIES**University College Birmingham is renowned for its outstanding food industry training facilities. Studying our Food and Nutrition degree course means you will have access to our state-of-the-art food development facilities including our Food Science and Innovation Suite, which features the latest food testing and diagnostic technology, state-of-the-art development kitchen facilities and a bespoke sensory evaluation room. You will also have use of our Human Performance Centre.**PLACEMENTS**You are encouraged to gain work experience throughout this course in order to put your learning into practice alongside qualified professionals, with a wide range of opportunities available through our close working relationships with the food science and product development industries.You will also complete the Personal and Professional Development module, in which you will undertake at least 40 hours of placement within the industry – this could be shadowing, voluntary or paid work and may be in a block (i.e. one week) or across several weeks.Employers we have worked with include Department for Education (DfE UK), NHS England, Holland & Barrett (Coventry), Food Cycle (Birmingham) and Sandwell Council (Birmingham).**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Nutritionist- Food technologist- Product/process development scientist- Health promotion specialist- Nutritional therapist- Secondary school teacher (food technology)Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BSc (Hons) degree.- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Which department am I in?

Sport and Nutrition - FdA/FdSc

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 16,285) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 September 2023


University College Birmingham

Summer Row,


B3 1JB, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University College Birmingham

University College Birmingham provides specialist undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, many of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham

  • Based in the heart of the city of Birmingham
  • Award-winning facilities
  • Accreditation by the University of Birmingham
  • Smaller than average university providing a friendly community

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