Harper Adams University Food Science

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Harper Adams University Food Science

BSc (Hons) Food Technology with Nutrition

Duration: 4 years full-time

Start date: September 2017

The course

This course has been designed specifically in response to the increasing interest in human nutrition worldwide and especially by the food industry and public health bodies.

It will satisfy the growing need for graduates with an understanding of food production and manufacturing and, importantly, human nutrition.

The degree will provide you with an understanding of the relationships between food, nutrition and human health. It will give you the knowledge and skills to work in food product development, manufacture and retailing. You will become a food professional with the ability to respond to a marketplace which has an increasing interest in food and its impact on health.

What you study

All Food students share a common first year, studying the same modules. In your second and final years you will focus on your chosen specialism. You will study subjects such as public health nutrition, psychology of food choice, hygiene and food safety as well as modules on advanced aspects of human nutrition and food security and sustainable food production.

You will develop a keen interest in food and human nutrition, and be able to design and produce healthy foodstuffs as well as deliver healthy eating messages appropriately to consumers. This course will help develop graduates who understand how to produce safe and nutritious food as well as the legislation and policies governing the production/ manufacture of food.


The multi-billion pound food industry is the second largest employment sector in the world. In the UK it is the largest manufacturing industry, employing over 3.2 million people in more than 100,000 locations. The food industry contains many multi-national companies and therefore offers opportunities for travel or work abroad. It offers valuable and diverse career opportunities with competitive reward packages. Graduates of this course can expect to find employment in areas such as product development, food manufacture, food marketing and buying.

In particular, graduates will be provided with an appreciation of the various disciplines they will require within a multi-disciplinary workplace.