Food Science (Hons), B.Sc. | Coventry University | Coventry, United Kingdom
36 months
16650 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Food Science (Hons) program from Coventry University aims to provide students who wish to work in any part of the food chain process, including the areas of food and nutritional sciences, with the knowledge and skills to evaluate and analyse food in respect of safety, quality and nutrition, and to be able to consider how to protect and promote health in our modern society.  

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According to the Department for International Trade, the food and drink industry is the largest manufacturing industry in the UK. Focused on food production, new product design, food analysis, and food safety, our course provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of the complex commercial nature of this industry, as well as the interactions between food composition, metabolism, diet, health, and consumer science.

You’ll gain hands-on experience of a wide range of techniques, such as sample extraction, purification and analysis, in our well-equipped laboratories, based in the multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building. Specialist industry-standard facilities include analytical equipment such as GC, GC-MS, ICP and HPLC, in addition to access to food science facilities for rheological and texture profile analysis of food and drink as well as tasting sessions. This focus on practice-led teaching means you will have opportunity to develop the analytical and practical skills required by employers – working with accuracy and precision to obtain data and results relevant to the skills being taught. This Food Science (Hons) program ia offered at Coventry University .


The food industry encompasses a wide range of businesses, from some of the largest global multinational companies to a vast array of small to medium enterprises, involving manufacturing, processing, developing, importing and exporting. Food affects every person every day and, as such, there is a large regulatory framework overseeing the food industry. Graduates are needed across the food chain from raw material inspection, production and processing through to final product evaluation. 

A wide range of potential career opportunities may include fields such as: food analysis and safety, nutritional design of food, public health promotion, quality assurance, food production, market research, media health journalism, biological and analytical research and postgraduate study. A large regulatory framework oversees the food industry, with roles for food inspectors and analysts within regulatory bodies.

You will be encouraged to take a year out by applying for a work placement or completing a summer internship. Both of these activities allow you to demonstrate to potential employers that you can apply your skills and knowledge. (Opportunities will be subject to availability, application, meeting visa requirements where necessary and additional costs may apply).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physiology and Biochemistry for Nutrition
  • Chemistry of Food
  • Skills for Food and Nutrition Sciences 
  • Food Microbiology
  • Nutrition through the Lifespan
  • Contemporary skills for Food, Nutrition and Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 30 June - Late applications deadline
  • 4 July - UCAS Extra closes

If you’re an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation year, HNC, HND or Degree course then you’ll need to apply to us directly.


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360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level: BBC to include Biology or Chemistry or Food Technology. Excludes General Studies.
  • BTEC: DMM in the BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in a Biology or Chemical Science related subject.
  • IB Diploma: 30 points to include a minimum of grade 5 in Biology or Chemistry at Higher Level.
  • GCSE requirement: Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English Language, Mathematics and two Sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16650 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16650 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 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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