• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Are you fascinated by food and what drives our everyday food choices? During this Food and Consumer Science (Hons) degree from Abertay University you will study in £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. 

The leading-edge experts will 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

This course is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology. And according to Unistats, 6 months after taking the course, over 90% of our graduates are in employment.

Careers 

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. 

Accreditation

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

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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General Requirements

  • All applicants must have a pass Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4.  National 5 Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 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.
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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.

Funding

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