A minimum of 64 UCAS points
The challenges facing food production today have never been greater.
Food security, sustainability, nutrition, and food waste needs innovative thinkers able to respond to these global issues. This course aims to develop graduates capable of meeting the demands of the food industry of the future.
Full-time: 2 years
The course is delivered in the £7.4 million UCR Food Innovation Centre, an industry-leading academy with an international reputation in the food and drink sector.
The course provides an in-depth knowledge of the food industry with core modules in food science, sustainability, and new product development.
Learning is assessed by a combination of assignments, reports, practical assessments and examinations. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree students may progress onto the one year BSc top-up to gain a BSc (Hons) Food Manufacturing with Operations Management.
What will I study?
- Food Materials and Product Manufacture
- Food Safety in Manufacturing
- Food Science and Composition
- Introduction to Human Nutrition
- Food Processing and Packaging
- Food Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Food Innovation and New Product Development
- Applied Nutrition in the Food Industry
- Research Methods
- Sustainable Supply Chain and Environmental Awareness
- Work-Based Learning
- Food Analysis and Texture
- A minimum of 64 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent, which should include one Food Technology or Science related subject
- NVQ Level 3 in an area of food production
- Level 3 Diploma in relevant subject
- Advanced Apprenticeship in Food Technology and Manufacture or equivalent subject
- An appropriate Access to Higher Education Course ‘Certificate of Achievement’
- For mature students (aged 21+) substantial work experience will be considered, as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications
- One year top-up route to BSc (Hons) Food Manufacturing with Operations Management (Top-Up)
- Sustainability consultant
- Environmental socio-economist
- Emergency response officer or international aid/development worker
- Policy adviser
- Food technologist
- Supply chain manager
- Packaging developer
- New product developer
- Food innovation manager
As a Higher Education student you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs.
Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students entering University in 2017/18 are £7,650 and 2018/19 are £7,860. These fees are charged for each academic year of a course and are set by the college annually.
If you are an international student or for the latest information on tuition fees visit the student finance page on our website.
University Centre Reaseheath is committed to providing additional financial support to those who need it. To find out about the bursary schemes available visit the additional financial support pages on our website.
All Higher Education students are given the opportunity to apply for residential accommodation. First year students are guaranteed accommodation and this offer is made to all applicants who live more than a reasonable daily travelling distance from Reaseheath and who apply before the 31st July 2019. For full details on our halls of residence visit the accommodation pages.
We have a team of dedicated professionals on hand to offer you support when and if you need it during your time with us. These include our Student Services team, Higher Education Support Team (HEST), Library and Learning Resources and the Reaseheath Careers Service. You will find more information on the support provided at Reaseheath here.
Before you apply you can come and visit us at one of our HE Open Events to see what we have to offer. Once we have received your application we will invite you to attend an Offer Holder Day.
Applications for full-time Degrees and Foundation Degrees are made through UCAS. Applications for all other full-time courses such as Access to HE and Level 4 Diplomas should be made directly to Reaseheath via the online application form. You can find out more here.
For students to get the best out of their time at University Centre Reaseheath, we must both recognise that we owe obligations to each other. These obligations are set out in our Higher Education Student Contract. Before you accept an offer of a place at University Centre Reaseheath, it is important that you read these contract conditions. If you are going to be living in Halls of Residence, you will also need to read the Student Accommodation Licence Conditions. Both of these contracts can be found here.
Our food system is going beyond what our planet can currently sustain and we are in need of innovative food thinkers to create change.
Reaseheath’s FdSc Food Science and Innovation degree will help students understand the global nature of our food supply and how a circular food economy approach that replenishes and supports the natural environment will create a more sustainable, viable future.
Lucy Antal FdSc Northwest Regional Food Economy’s Project Manager for ‘Feedback’