Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition with Professional Studies is about gaining the knowledge and understanding of each of these three key areas in relation to food production and consumption. Food quality concerns the fitness for purpose of our food in terms of appearance (including colour and surface qualities), texture, flavor and odour and how these can be changed; Food safety considers the physical, microbiological and chemical aspects of our food which may be deleterious to human health and how these can be minimised; Nutrition concerns the nutrient supply from foods necessary to support the human body in health and during ill-health throughout all life stages.
The degree emphasizes the interrelationship between these areas and their equal importance in food production. As such the subjects studied are wide ranging and include: Food biochemistry, Human physiology, Food chemistry, Food microbiology, Food hygiene, Fundamental nutrition, Food quality, Food processing, Food commodities, Food policy, Food marketing, , Food psychology, Diet and Health, Food product development, Business innovation and entrepreneurship and Clinical nutrition.
At Queens, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable students to achieve their full academic potential. On the BSc in Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition with Professional studies we do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society and make use of innovative technologies and a world class library that enhances their development as independent, lifelong learners. Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course are:
Studying for a Food Quality, Safety and Nutritionwith Professional studiesdegree at Queens will assist you in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. There is a structured career development programme running throughout the degree, strongly linked to the compulsory work placement.
Graduates from this degree at Queens are well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) within the discipline area and demand for good food graduates exceeds supply within the UK. In addition, over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition.
Degree Plus and other related initiatives: Recognising student diversity, as well as promoting employability enhancements and other interests, is part of the developmental experience at Queens. Students are encouraged to plan and build their own, personal skill and experiential profile through a range of activities including; recognised Queens Certificates, placements and other work experiences (at home or overseas), Erasmus study options elsewhere in Europe, learning development opportunities and involvement in wider university life through activities, such as clubs, societies, and sports.
Queens actively encourages this type of activity by offering students an additional qualification, the Degree Plus Award (and the related Researcher Plus Award for PhD and MPhil students). Degree Plus accredits wider experiential and skill development gained through extra-curricular activities that promote the enhancement of academic, career management, personal and employability skills in a variety of contexts. As part of the Award, students are also trained on how to reflect on the experience(s) and make the link between academic achievement, extracurricular activities, transferable skills and graduate employment. Participating students will also be trained in how to reflect on their skills and experiences and can gain an understanding of how to articulate the significance of these to others, e.g. employers.
Overall, these initiatives, and Degree Plus in particular, reward the energy, drive, determination and enthusiasm shown by students engaging in activities over-and-above the requirements of their academic studies. These qualities are amongst those valued highly by graduate employers.
England, Scotland and Wales £9,000; EU £3,575; International: £11,500Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
These teaching programmes have been developed in consultation with employers, industry and academics to offer students a curriculum designed to enhance employability and graduate skills, combining basic scientific knowledge with interpersonal, entrepreneurial, innovational thinking and management skills. Students must take the equivalent of six modules in each stage, including any compulsory modules:
Chemistry for the Biological Sciences
Composition of Foods
Food Molecules and Macromolecules
Introductory Skills for Biosciences
Diet and Health
Food Appearance and Texture
Food Hygiene and Microbiology
Food Processing and Packaging
Psychology of Consumer Behaviour
Work Placement (3-yr degree)
1-year Work Placement (4-yr degree)
Professional Studies (4-yr degree)
Advanced Food Testing Methods
Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Current Issues in Food Safety and Nutrition
Food Product Development
Food Quality and Safety
Health Promotion in Clinical Practice
Psychology of Food Choice
Project (3-yr degree)
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6.5
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Queen's University Belfast.