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Food Science and Nutrition (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Loughborough, United Kingdom
This Food Science and Nutrition (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham will open up for you a world of opportunities across the global food and drink industry, with scientific training in both food science and nutrition.
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Become uniquely placed to understand the nature of raw ingredients and the impact of processing and storage on nutritional value and food quality including colour, flavour and texture with this  Food Science and Nutrition (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham.

  • Explore the physiological link between food consumption and nutrient uptake on health benefit or risk. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes are all influenced by the diet we consume.
  • Access practical classes in our food processing facility, where you will make a range of food products and explore the reasons for the dramatic changes that occur during processing and cooking.
  • Develop transferable skills such as teamwork and problem solving; work together to solve food product-related problems as presented in industry based scenarios.
  • Immerse yourself in a range of nutrition-related topics from social policy for the improvement of population health, to the more molecular topic of nutrient gene interactions. 


The food and drink industry is Europe's largest manufacturing industry – employing half a million people in the UK alone. 

A wide range of career options are available to graduates, including:

  • Nutritionist and food labelling advisor
  • Product or process technologist in manufacturing or retail
  • New product development and innovation roles
  • Quality assurance technologist
  • Specifications technologist
  • Commercial and manufacturing options e.g. raw materials buyer, production manager, operations improvement
  • Government agencies with responsibility for food standards, labelling laws or environmental health 


This course is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Materials and Ingredients
  • Biochemistry -The Building Blocks of Life
  • Food and Physiology
  • International Food Commodities
  • Contemporary Agricultural Systems
  • Bacterial Physiology
  • Biosciences Tutorials and Foundation Science

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • A levels: AAB-ABB,to include two science subjects from chemistry, biology, maths and physics (chemistry recommended); or one science and one science-related subject such as applied science, food technology, economics, geography and psychology. GCSE Maths, 5 (B) or above and English, 4 (C) or above.

  • Additionally, you will be offered the possibility to transfer from BSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition Degree to the MSci after completion of year two (subject to progression criteria).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23760 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 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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