Entry requirements

We want to recruit good scientists with a keen interest in food or nutrition sciences. There are slight variations in our requirements depending upon the degree you are applying for. Our standard offers are set out below but may vary depending upon other factors. If you have any queries please feel free to contact us.

BSc Food Science

For October 2016

At least two core science subjects at A2 level - Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

A grade C pass in GCSE Mathematics is also required.

Typical entry requirement is AAB/ABB at A2 level or the equivalent from alternative qualifications such as International Baccalaureate ( IB score of 32-35 including 5.5 in two core sciences to Higher Level) or Access courses.

Making a batch of ice cream.BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing

For October 2016

At least two core science subjects at A2 level - Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

A grade C pass in GCSE Mathematics is also required.

Typical entry requirement is AAB/ABB at A2 level or the equivalent from alternative qualifications such as International Baccalaureate (IB score of 32-35 including 5.5 in two core sciences to Higher Level) or Access courses.

BSc Food Science with Business

For October 2016

At least one core science subject at A2 level - Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

A grade C pass in GCSE Mathematics is also required.

Typical entry requirement is AAB/ABB at A2 level or the equivalent from alternative qualifications such as International Baccalaureate ( IB score of 32-35 including 5 in one core science to Higher Level) or Access courses.

Strawberries - food scientists helps to maintain their freshness.

BSc Nutrition and Food Science

For October 2016

At least two core science subjects at A2 level - Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

A grade C pass in GCSE Mathematics is also required.

Typical entry requirement is AAB/ABB at A2 level or the equivalent alternative qualifications such as International Baccalaureate (IB score of 32-35 including 5.5 in two core sciences to Higher Level) or Access courses.

BSc Nutrition with Food Consumer Sciences

For October 2016

At least one core science subject at A2 level - Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

A grade C pass in GCSE Mathematics is also required.

Typical entry requirement is AAB/ABB at A2 level. We also accept equivalent alternative qualifications such as International Baccalaureate (IB score of 32-35 including 5 in one core science to Higher Level) or Access courses.

Other information

All applicants, selected on their qualifications, academic reference and personal statement, are invited for interview. 

Applicants should be aware that offers are made on an individual case by case basis, dependent on a number of factors including their interview performance, work experience and enthusiasm for Food Science and Nutrition.

Please note that where two core science subjects are usually required, one core science subject can be replaced by a non-core science subject and relevant work experience and performance at interview.

Non-core science subjects: Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology, Food Technology, Home Economics.

Information for Applicants

Food and Nutritional Sciences Brochure

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Contact us:

Dr M.Jose Oruna-Concha

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

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