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The world of food and nutrition is an exciting, thriving place to work. When you undertake a degree with us, there will be numerous opportunities to find a satisfying career.

"I just realised there was more going on, and so many opportunities which are so broad and you can get involved with anything. You're never restricted. People move around in the food industry all the time so you're never going to be stuck in one place and there's always going to be new challenges and new opportunities in every job that you take."

Hannah Pettit, BSc Nutrition with Food Consumer Science

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A vital industry

The food and nutritional sciences allow you to work in an industry which is much more varied than most people realise. It can be creative, if you choose product development and marketing. It can be highly analytical, in the fields of quality testing and nutrition. This is a field which spans from academic study to industrial management. The importance of food science is increasing all the time: you will always have strong prospects.

A great way to get started

All employers look preferably upon candidates with relevant experience. Studying here can help to achieve this: our third-year placement programme gives you a year of industry experience by the time you graduate. When placements are successfully completed, it is not uncommon for employers to offer placed students jobs once they leave university.

"The Department has great links with industry, everyone gets jobs, mainly in the food industry field."

Hannah Pettit, BSc Nutrition with Food Consumer Science

Excellent career prospects

Overall, 98% of graduates from Food and Nutritional Sciences are in work or further study within 15 months of graduation; of those in full-time employment, 88% are in graduate-level roles. (Based on our analysis of HESA data © HESA 2022, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20; includes first degree Food and Nutritional Sciences responders).