Food Science and Technology (final year top-up) (BSc (Hons))

Nottingham Trent University

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

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International course fees
GBP 13450 per year

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About Food Science and Technology (final year top-up) at Nottingham Trent University

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.

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.


Where will I study?

Your studies will be based at the Brackenhurst Campus which offers 200 hectares of rural estate and modern laboratories for the development of scientific skills and experience as well as specialist food processing equipment.

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Notes about fees for this course

The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.

The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.

The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.

Entry requirements

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.

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