Food Science and NutritionUniversity of Nottingham
Food Science and Nutrition
Food science sits at the interface of a number of core scientific disciplines and opens up a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities. At Nottingham, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to tackle the challenge of producing and manufacturing food for a growing global population. The addition of the nutrition component will provide a broader knowledge base.
Applicants to degree programmes will usually be expected to have studied three subjects at A level.
The University recognises that disparities in resources might mean some schools certificate AS levels while other schools do not, as a consequence whilst we value AS levels we will not make any offers on the basis of AS grades.
All conditional offers will ordinarily be made on the basis of three full A levels (some subjects are not included, please see our prospectus) and students will only be required to have achieved a pass in the fourth subject, if taken. The grade achieved in the fourth subject may have significance when an applicant has narrowly failed to achieve the specified grades at A level.
Our admission process recognises that applicants have a wealth of different experiences and may have followed various educational pathways. While our publicity materials generally express entry requirements in terms of A levels, most of our schools and faculties accept a much broader range of qualifications.
Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS.
In the first year you will be given an extensive introduction to nutrition, and to the biochemistry that explains the connection between nutrition and health. You will also learn about the chemical and physical properties of food materials. In year two you will study the relationship between nutrients, human metabolism and the development of certain dietary-related disease states such as coronary heart disease and obesity. To further your career prospects and improve your skills, you can take advantage of a year-long optional paid industry placement between years two and three. In year three, your course will span 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 University of Nottingham is a public research university and was founded as University College Nottingham in 1881, and was granted a Royal Charter in 1948. Nottingham's main campus (University Park) and teaching hospital (Queen's Medical Centre) are located within...
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