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Food Bioscience (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Food Bioscience (Hons) programme of Glasgow Caledonian University 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.

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.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Chemistry

  • Cells and Biomolecules

  • Physiology 

  • Core Skills in Biosciences 

  • Introduction to Microbiology

  • Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation

  • Core Skills in Biosciences 

  • Immunology

  • Genomes and Bioinformatics

  • Fundamental Cell Biology

  • Practical Skills for Biomolecular Sciences

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: ABBB including Chemistry plus Nat 5 Maths, English, Biology at B
  • A Level: BBC including Chemistry plus GCSE Double Science, English and Maths at B/6
  • ILC Higher: H2 H2 H2 H3 including Chemistry at Higher plus Ordinary level English, Maths and Biology at 02
  • IB Diploma: 28 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 at BBB

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 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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  • RUK: £9250 

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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.

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