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BSc (Hons)Food Science (Sandwich)

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry
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Overview

Food and drink production is one of the largest global industries, and as it continues to increase in size, complexity, importance and public profile, so too does the need for food scientists to oversee its food production, quality and regulation. Food scientists are integral to ensuring that food remains nutritious and safe, and to promote healthy eating.

Focused on food production, new product design, food science, and food safety, our course provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of the complex commercial nature of the food industry, as well as the interactions between food composition, metabolism, diet, health, and consumer science. You’ll be taught by experts in food, biological sciences, nutrition, and public health. According to the DLHE survey 2016/17, 95% of our students go on to work or study 6 months after finishing and 90% are in a professional or managerial role.

Career opportunities

This degree aims to provide students who wish to work in any part of the food chain process, including the areas of food and nutritional sciences, with the knowledge and skills to evaluate and analyse food in respect of safety, quality and nutrition, and to be able to consider how to protect and promote health in our modern society.

The food industry encompasses a wide range of businesses, from some of the largest global multinational companies to a vast array of small to medium enterprises, involving manufacturing, processing, developing, importing and exporting. Food affects every person every day and, as such, there is a large regulatory framework overseeing the food industry. Graduates are needed across the food chain from raw material inspection, production and processing through to final product evaluation.

A wide range of potential career opportunities may include fields such as: food analysis and safety, nutritional design of food, public health promotion, quality assurance, food production, market research, media health journalism, biological and analytical research and postgraduate study. A large regulatory framework oversees the food industry, with roles for food inspectors and analysts within regulatory bodies.

You will be strongly encouraged to take a year out by applying for a work placement or completing a summer internship. Both of these activities allow you to demonstrate to potential employers that you can apply your skills and knowledge.

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.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

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.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States