The Food and Nutrition course at Coventry is taught by staff with expertise in biological and analytical sciences, nutrition and public health. This provides an integrated course, centred on nutrition and health, food analysis and food safety.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- Experienced teaching staff who bring professional and/ or research expertise into their teaching;
- Hands-on experience of a wide range of techniques in our well equipped laboratories to develop the analytical and practical skills required by employers;
- Laboratory work that enables the development of experimental, data handling and reporting skills required in science careers;
- Lecturers with experience in areas such as food safety and public health to make sure you get up-to-date information and examples and to help you begin to establish your professional networks;
- Support in applying for long or short term placements, work experience and study abroad opportunities and links with employers;
- Well established academic and practical support systems for students.
Detailed Course FactsTuition fee
- GBP 8773 Module (EEA)
- GBP 11448 Module (International)
Course ContentThe Food and Nutrition course at Coventry is centred on human nutrition and healthy eating, food safety and regulatory processes, food analysis and key analytical techniques, and Public Health. It encompasses the metabolic basis of nutrition (macro and micronutrients, digestion, storage and utilisation), nutrition (nutritional requirements, digestion, absorption, healthy nutrition planning, public health, food choices, policies and initiatives), analytical techniques (basic theoretical concepts of molecular and biological analysis and applicable techniques), food safety and preservation (how treatments affect food properties, contamination and infection, legislative and regulatory systems, public health), good laboratory practice (aspects of health and safety, techniques applicable to laboratory work) and discusses current issues in food and nutrition.
Your first year lays the foundation of the key science knowledge such as basics of nutrition, microbiology, analytical science and public health.
The second year covers nutrition for different ages, food safety and regulation, analytical techniques used in industry and public health protection and policy. You will also start to develop your research skills by carrying out a mini-project where you will design your own laboratory investigation.In your final year you will start to apply your knowledge to case studies based on real life and current issues in nutrition and public health promotion, food safety and inspection and industrial analysis. You will also carry out an independent research project.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
RequirementsEssential Entry Requirements:
- 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language, Mathematics and Science, or specified equivalents.
- A-Levels: CCC to include Biology or Chemistry or Design Technology (Food Technology). Excludes General Studies.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMM in a Biology or Chemical Science subject
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 27 points to include Biology or Chemistry at higher level
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"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."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
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 Coventry University.
FundingMerit Scholarship Scheme
Merit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.
- Available to all international students applying for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Coventry University.
- Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit. (Postgraduate applicants must hold 2.1 or equivalent, undergraduate applicants must hold A-levels or equivalent at grades BBC)
- There is no separate scholarship application process: all undergraduate applications from self-funded international students from any non-EU country and postgraduate applications from international, will automatically be considered for a merit award. You will not have to do anything, if you are successful you will be notified in due course by the International Office.
Occasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study.Science Without Borders
Brazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.
If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:
Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study
If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for
- Scholarships for Masters, PhD, or split-site (PhD) study at UK universities
- Shared Scholarships for Masters study at selected UK universities
If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:
- Scholarships for undergraduate study at UK universities
Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.