• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Are you fascinated by food and what drives our everyday food choices? Study in our £3.5m state-of-the-art laboratory facilities to learn about the relationships between food and the consumer, and discover how socioeconomic, legal, technical, ethical or environmental factors shape food supply and food choice. 

This Food and Consumer Science (Hons) degree at Abertay University is vocationally relevant and blends academic learning with practical skills honed in the state-of-the-art pilot plant and consumer science laboratories at Abertay.  You’ll learn practical skills alongside leading-edge experts to help you uncover:

  • The nutritional requirements of a person throughout their lifespan
  • What drives consumer food choices
  • What are the quality and safety requirements for manufacturing foods
  • How to innovate and make healthy delicious foods ensuring they’re safe to eat
  • How to improve products and processes to make the food industry more efficient and sustainable

The food industry is the fastest growing manufacturing sector in the UK. Over the next 10 years, the Food and Drink Federation Scotland has forecasted 27,000 new job opportunities for highly skilled professionals who are capable of improving products and processes to make the industry more efficient and sustainable.


If you have a passion for food innovation, new product development, food science or food technology, food promotion and consumer advice, food quality and assurance, food safety or home economics teaching, this Food and Consumer Science programme could be your passport to success. 

Your career prospects will be enhanced by your relevant work experience placement and projects linked to health and nutrition, food quality and safety or new product development. 

Trained to maximise your own potential, either contributing to teamwork, or leading a team, you'll be confident in presenting to audiences of all professional levels - a combination of skills that are highly sought-after by employers in the food sector. 


Accredited by IFST.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Nutrition and the Consumer
  • Biology: Biology Principles and Practice 
  • Properties of Food 
  • Safe Food Handling 
  • Food Design and Promotion 

                                  English Language Requirements

                                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                  • Minimum required score:


                                    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                  • Minimum required score:


                                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                    Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

                                  Academic Requirements

                                  All applicants must have a pass in Maths and English in any of the following - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4.  Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International

                                    13800 GBP/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 13800 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                  • EU/EEA

                                    1820 GBP/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                  English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

                                  Living costs for Dundee

                                  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
                                    Living Costs

                                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                  • If you're a Scottish or EU domiciled undergraduate student studying full-time at a Scottish University, then the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will pay your undergraduate tuition fees providing you are not repeating a period of study, or currently hold a first degree qualification.
                                  • If you're a student from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can apply to Student Finance Online Services for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. The loan is not means tested.
                                  • If you're an international student from outside of the EU, then you're likely to pay overseas tuition fee rates and will not be entitled to help with tuition fees. 

                                  Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                                  The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                  Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.