BSc (Hons) in Food Bioscience

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

Program Description

BSc (Hons) in Food Bioscience

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

Food Bioscience is the application of biological and related sciences to food issues; food bioscientists are much in demand to ensure food quality, safety and security.

This is the only Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) - approved Food Bioscience programme in Scotland; it satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Institute. It is also approved by the Royal Environment Health Institute for Scotland (REHIS) to meet the pre-registration academic standard for the Scottish Food Safety Officers' Registration Board.

We are the only institution in Scotland to offer this type of programme and have the strongest emphasis of any Scottish university on food and its development. You will learn about food composition, the effect of chemicals and additives on consumers and food safety as well as genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, and nutrition, combined with key industry skills and an understanding of food legislation.

There's a large practical component to complement the theory and an opportunity for a placement. This may comprise food processing, nutrition, clinical and nonclinical laboratory work or food research and development.

Students are often offered jobs by their placement company, even before graduating.

Your career

Career prospects are excellent and include working in food manufacturing, production and safety, research and development, marketing and as a nutritionist or advisor.

What you will study

Year 1

Chemistry, Cells, and Biomolecules, Physiology 1 & 2, Core Skills in Biosciences 1.

Year 2

Introduction to Microbiology, Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation, Core Skills in Biosciences 2, Immunology, Genomes and Bioinformatics, Fundamental Cell Biology, Practical Skills for Biomolecular Sciences.

Year 3

Molecular Diagnostics, Biotechnology, Analysis of Food, Food Science, Food Commodities, Nutrition and Public Health, Core Skills in Food Bioscience.

Year 4

Placement (double module), Quality Systems in Food Manufacture, Food Toxicology, Project and Workshop (double module).

Fees and funding

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2018/19

  • Home: £1820
  • RUK: £9250*
  • EU: £1820
  • International: £11,500

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four-year degree are capped at £27,750. Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.

Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student inquiries team.

Entry requirements

Year 1

SQA Higher

ABBB including Chemistry plus Nat 5 Maths, English, Biology at B

A Level

BCC including Chemistry plus GCSE Double Science, English and Maths at B/6

ILC Higher

H2 H2 H3 H3 including Chemistry at Higher plus Ordinary level English, Maths, and Biology at 02

IB Diploma

24 points including Chemistry and Biology

Level 3 Extended Diploma

DMM in relevant subject including Chemistry and Biology.

HNC

HNC in a relevant subject with B in the Graded Units and sufficient coverage of chemistry.

SWAP Access

SWAP Access to Science programme.

English language

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Additional information

International pathways

Year 2

A level

ABB in Chemistry, Biology, and Maths, plus GCSE English at B

HNC

15 credits in the relevant science subject (must include Genetics unit) with A in the Graded Units.

Year 3

HND

HND in relevant subject with AB in the Graded Units

Professional accreditation

This is the only Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)- approved Food Bioscience programme in Scotland; it satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Institute.

It is also approved by the Royal Environment Health Institute for Scotland (REHIS) to meet the pre-registration academic standard for the Scottish Food Safety Officers' Registration Board.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods we use to ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centered, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

International student start dates

For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.

There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated July 25, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
Full time
Price
Price
1,820 GBP
Home/EU students; £9250 RUK students; £11,500 International students
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Dates
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland
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