48 months
5670 GBP/year
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This BSc (Hons) programme at University of Lincoln is mapped to the BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology standard to enable employers to utilise the apprenticeship levy to develop their scientific and technical teams and provide progression opportunities for employees.

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This programme is also available as a stand-alone BSc (Hons) to provide access to non-levy funded or self-funded students.

This course can be undertaken as part of a Degree or Higher Apprenticeship. The BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology programme at University of Lincoln  is tailored to the needs of individuals embarking on a scientific or technical career in food and drink manufacturing or those working in and seeking to advance their careers in quality, technical, hygiene, or product development roles.

Developed in collaboration with employers in the food manufacturing industry, this programme offers students the opportunity to develop expert knowledge in quality assurance, factory processes, product development, and management, specific to the food sector.

The course introduces students to the significant recent trends in food safety and quality management in the food sector, both in the UK and internationally. Students have the opportunity to develop an extensive knowledge of food manufacture, while specialising in quality assurance and technical management. This includes areas such as hygiene, preservation and packaging, product development, leadership, and performance monitoring, across areas of quality, safety, and legality.

Students typically complete the Foundation course in two and a half years and have the option to enrol on level three of the Bachelor’s degree, following a short bridging course, to pursue more in-depth study for an additional two years. Direct enrolment on to the Bachelor’s degree is available for students who meet the entry requirements.

Career Opportunities

The food industry provides a range of opportunities for ambitious, qualified graduates with a specialism in quality assurance and technical management. Previous graduates have gone on to careers in many areas of the industry, such as technical management, supply management, auditing, and product development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Chemistry 
  • Food Commodities 
  • Food Process Engineering 
  • Food Quality Assurance, HACCP and Hygiene 
  • Food Raw Materials 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: CCC
  • A foundation degree, BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Merit, Advanced Apprenticeship in Food Manufacturing or a related subject will be considered.
  • Vocational and Professional qualifications will also be considered.
  • Ideally, candidates will have been employed in a managerial or supervisory role in the food manufacture or related industry.
  • In addition, applicants must have at least 2 GCSEs in Maths and English at grade C or above. Equivalents are accepted for example Functional Skills Level 2 or IELTS.
  • For apprentices who do not hold Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English, Functional Skills will be offered as part of the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    5670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22680 GBP for the full programme during 48 months.

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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



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