BSc (Hons)

Food Science and Technology (final year top-up)

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  • Level(s) of study: Undergraduate
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: Brackenhurst Campus
  • Course duration: One year full-time
  • Entry requirements during Clearing may differ from those published in the 2018 prospectus, please call our Clearing Hotline on 0115 848 6000 to discuss.

This final year top-up course has been designed to provide you with a progression route from the foundation degree in Food Science and Technology.

Why choose this course?

This course will build upon and develop the skills and knowledge that you will require for management roles in the food and drink sector. The course is delivered on a one day a week basis and for some of the rest of the week you will be expected to work within the food industry and undertake independent studies, including working on your coursework.

  • This course will give you the opportunity to work with your industry peers. You will gain an understanding and knowledge from other food businesses by sharing your work and study experiences together.
  • It is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology.
  • The day release approach to the course allows you to combine studies with work and apply what you learn at University to your workplace.
  • You will enhance your skills and knowledge, helping to equip you for a management role in the food sector.
  • You will gain an industry-focused higher qualification.
  • Research has shown that applied professional learning, when undertaken alongside working commitments, can help you to improve your performance and realise your potential for management-level positions.

Accredited by:

IFST-Food-Science

What you'll study

This course builds on knowledge learnt in the FdSc Food Science and Technology course. It examines the biochemical, chemical, physical and biological factors underlying the synthesis and metabolism of food materials.

  • Year One

    Food Processing Technology

    Develop your understanding and knowledge of a range of food processing technologies. Topics include high-pressure processing; heat processing; freezing, chilling and controlled atmosphere preservation; and packaging. You'll also look at the scientific principles underpinning these processes and their impact on food production, quality and safety.

    Biochemistry of Food Processing

    Study the biochemical aspects of food processing, both beneficial (e.g. fermentation processes) and detrimental (e.g. food spoilage). Genetically modified (GM) crops and microbes will also be explored.

    Advanced Product Development

    Consider the stages involved in the development of a new food product from specification design and cost analysis through to packaging, labelling and marketing. Understand the various constraints within which new food product development takes place.

    Dissertation

    Carry out independent research, under supervision. Focus on your own area of interest within the food industry, including understanding the commercial and political environment in which the industry operates, and the integrated nature of the supply chain.

Course specification

View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

The content of this course has been developed in conjunction with industry.

How you’re taught

How will I learn?

The course is delivered one day a week, for some of the rest of the week you will be expected to:

  • work within the food industry
  • undertake independent studies including working on your coursework.

Your course will begin earlier in the academic year than the typical University course. You will also finish later to ensure that you have the taught sessions required.

You will experience a range of learning and teaching methods. As well as traditional lectures and tutorials you will undertake practical work in our food processing laboratory and chemistry laboratory. Visits to commercial businesses are also arranged.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including the following:

  • 17% assignments
  • 50% portfolio of work
  • 33% exams.

Careers and employability

Your future career

It is likely that you are already employed in the food industry. Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology top-up degree will assist your career progression to management levels in an industry that has a real need for food science and technology graduates.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • To have successfully completed the FdSc Food Science and Technology degree or equivalent.

If you are unsure whether the qualifications you have, or are currently studying for, meet the minimum entry requirements for this course, please contact us before submitting an application through UCAS.

The UCAS Tariff

We've created a UCAS Tariff calculator to help you work out how many UCAS points your qualifications relate to.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Writing your application and personal statement

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. So include all of your qualifications and grades, including resits or predicted grades.

Your personal statement is a really important part of your application. It’s your chance to convince us why we should offer you a place! You’ve got 4,000 characters to impress us. Make sure you use them to show how your skills and qualities are relevant to the course(s) you’re applying for. For more hints and tips, take a look at our page on how to write a good personal statement.

Keeping up-to-date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year. If you are applying to more than one UK university you must apply through UCAS.

Apply as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

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Keeping up-to-date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Further information on how to apply

Need help with your application?
For admissions related enquiries please contact us:
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4200

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

What do the course fees cover?

All mandatory costs for the course are covered in the course fee. In addition, most study modules will recommend one or more core textbooks, which most students choose to purchase. Book costs vary between courses and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. A good supply of these essential textbooks are available in the University libraries which students can easily borrow or access directly whilst studying in the library.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

International fees and scholarships

For information on international and EU fees and advice on how to pay, please visit our international fees page.

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University. For details and an application form please visit our international scholarships information.

What do the course fees cover?

All mandatory costs for the course are covered in the course fee. In addition, most study modules will recommend one or more core textbooks, which most students choose to purchase. Book costs vary between courses and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. A good supply of these essential textbooks are available in the University libraries which students can easily borrow or access directly whilst studying in the library.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

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