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Choose from a variety of undergraduate courses, encompassing food science and technology, nutrition, and management.

Our degrees are accredited by the Institute for Food Science and Technology (IFST), the professional body for food scientists and technologists in the UK.

What interests you about food sciences?

Our undergraduate courses are structured into themes that enable you to follow different paths towards a future career. These themes are covered in all our degree programmes, although some courses will be weighted more towards a particular theme or themes.

Themes include:

  • fundamental science for food and nutrition
  • quality and safety across the food chain
  • food microbiology
  • food processing and engineering
  • applied food and nutritional science
  • consumer choice and perception
  • food business management and entrepreneurship.

BSc Food Science

Develop the scientific skills and knowledge needed to understand food processes and meet society's demands for safe and sustainable products.

Study the fundamental science behind food and nutrition, the processes involved in production, and human physiology.

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BSc Nutrition and Food Science

Explore the chemistry of food and its effects on health as you study the processes of food production and how these can be amended to create healthier products.

This course combines training in the science of nutrition with areas of food science and consumer studies, and the curriculum is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

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BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing

Explore how food products are manufactured and engineered.

Develop your scientific knowledge and technical skills, while exploring the role of technology within the food sector and addressing issues such as quality assessment. You will acquire in-depth knowledge of raw materials and methods for producing safe and healthy products.

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Foundation degrees

These four-year programmes include a foundation year that leads directly into the three-year degree course. Foundation programmes provide an excellent route to a degree in food science if you do not have the typical entry requirements.

BSc Food Science  with Foundation

With our BSc Food Science with Foundation course, you will learn from world-leading authorities on food and discover how to tackle the exciting challenges facing Europe's largest industry.

The foundation year will provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed at university

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BSc Food Science with International Foundation Year

Develop the expertise to meet society's demand for safe and sustainable food products with our accredited BSc Food Science with International Foundation Year degree.

This programme is designed for international students.

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Fees and funding

There is a variety of funding support available to our undergraduates. You may be eligible for government loans, grants or bursaries.

Students from the UK can receive government loans to help towards tuition fees and living costs. They may also be eligible for grants and bursaries depending on their circumstances.

Undergraduate fees and funding


Why study food science

Study in a world-class institution on a course accredited by the IFST. Gain real-world experience with a summer placement or choose to spend a year in industry.

Life in the Department

Join a friendly and supportive community where you'll be allocated a student mentor to help you settle in to university life.

How you'll study

Learn from world-leading experts in a supportive environment - through lectures, problem-based learning, group project work and hands-on practical work in the laboratory and pilot plant.

Assosiation for Nutrition
Athena SWAN Silver Award
Institute of Food Science and Technology