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Food Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Loughborough, United Kingdom
This Food Science (Hons) programme from the University of Nottingham helps you to equip with the knowledge and skills to tackle the challenge of developing and producing food for a growing global population.
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  • At Food Science (Hons) programme from the University of Nottingham, we are passionate about developing the highest quality food science graduates.
  • Access industry talks and visits, and experience problem-based learning through real-life case studies and tours of food manufacturing sites.
  • Learn through practical sessions including laboratory classes, a product development team challenge and small scale food manufacture which takes place in our purpose-built food processing facility. 
  • Graduate with the skills to succeed in your chosen career; our teaching incorporates a wide set of core competencies which we have developed through our work with industry and the Institute of Food Science and Technology.


At Nottingham, our teaching incorporates a wide set of core competencies which we have developed through our work with industry and the Institute of Food Science and Technology. Ensuring that you graduate with the skills to succeed in your chosen career.

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 exist for our food science graduates including:

  • Product, process or specification technologist in manufacturing or retail
  • Sensory scientist 
  • Innovation, research and development roles 
  • Quality assurance technologist
  • Commercial roles and raw material buyers 
  • Manufacturing and operations improvement roles
  • Food journalism
  • Food aid coordination and policy making in government agencies with responsibility for food standards, labelling laws or environmental health

You may also wish to consider options in postgraduate study. 

We have developed an interactive online tool for all students to explore the types of competencies that are desirable for typical graduate roles and how their personal skills may be best matched to them.

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 and Physiology
  • Food Materials and Ingredients
  • Biochemistry -The Building Blocks of Life
  • Contemporary Agricultural Systems
  • Bacterial Physiology
  • International Food Commodities
  • 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.

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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