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BSc (Hons)Food and Nutrition

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

Our practice-based, innovative BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition course will provide you with an integrated course focused on nutrition and health, food analysis and food safety. There will be opportunities to discover the complexities of the food chain, the demands and needs of todays consumers globally and the controls and safety features that ensure the food we eat is safe and nutritious. You will be taught in newly open £45m Life Sciences with state-of-the-art laboratories. Staff teaching the programme are experts and publish in their respective fields of biological and analytical sciences, nutrition and public health. We also boast partnerships with both a range of Food and Nutrition companies nationally and internationally. We have been sending students on placements in the Food and Nutrition sector for well over a decade.

You will be taught in the newly opened life sciences building .This is equipped with state of the art laboratories and kitchens to allow in-depth study of both the chemical content and the preparation of food.

There are also consultation rooms and simulation suites to allow you to practise the skills and competencies required by a nutritionist. The microbiology laboratories will allow you to study the scientific principles of food safety and hygiene.

The course is designed for those who wish to pursue a commercial (food production or food analysis scientists), public health or research-orientated career, and instils the core skills and competencies required of the modern nutritionist.
You’ll have the opportunity to study nutrition specialist areas such as nutritional assessment, and food science and analysis.
You’ll have access to our online consultation rooms and science laboratories to aide your understanding of the academic subjects.
There are opportunities to lift the lid on professional practice through placements, develop entrepreneurial skills, and to learn from the experiences and insights of guest speakers.
100 per cent of our undergraduate trainees were in employment or further studies six months after finishing the course in 2014/15 (Unistats).
80 percent of our undergraduates said Birmingham City University prepares graduates for employment.
This is one of only a few courses in UK higher education to use a Centre of Excellence in Applied Nutrition. We also boast a mock consultation suite for you to practise the application of the core skills and competencies required of a nutritionist.

Programme structure

This nutrition and food science course offers a range of teaching methods including taught sessions, presentations, workshops, seminars, tutorials, independent study and research. A blended learning approach is applied, which means you’ll sometimes access materials and seminars through a virtual learning environment.

This undergraduate course is full-time and requires attendance for several days per week for timetabled sessions.

During your first year you’ll learn the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in higher education, and begin your personal and professional development, including: observing nutritionists and food scientists in practice, biochemistry, human physiology, and understanding macronutrients and micronutrients.

During your second and third year you’ll build on the core skills and knowledge of nutrition developed in your first year by continuing your personal and professional development. You’ll undertake industry placements at the likes of Mytime Active, Sodexo, Sure Start, The Trussell Trust and the NHS, as well as working alongside food and nutrition teachers.

You’ll have an option of taking a year out on placement in the UK, EU or at an appropriate international organisation and will be allowed to complete your course in four years.

You’ll also study and practise the application of the core skills and competencies required of a nutritionist or food scientist You’ll have the opportunity to design and carry out your own research project on your own topic of interest or contribute to ongoing research under supervision.

Career opportunities

Our students have worked with Aston Villa FC, Mytime Active, Sodexo, Sure Start, The Trussell Trust, Barnado’s and within educational institutions.

Our new department will develop you into a work-ready graduate. You’ll support the delivery of personalising health and care by improving your understanding of the causes and mechanisms underlying health, ageing and diseases.

You’ll learn skills to improve your ability to monitor health and to prevent, detect or manage disease, as well as supporting people to remain healthy. You’ll also test and demonstrate new models and tools for health delivery.

Graduates from this course are eligible to register as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr), via portfolio entry, with the Association for Nutrition (AfN), which holds the UK Voluntary Register for Nutritionists (UKVRN). The course team is working on accreditation of the Nutrition Science programme so that those who wish to apply for registration will be by direct entry as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr).

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States