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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 8.77k / Module
  • Foreign: $ 11.4k / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    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 Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 8773 Module (EEA)
    • GBP 11448 Module (International)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    The 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.

    UK requirements for international applications

    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.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Essential Entry Requirements:
    • 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language, Mathematics and Science, or specified equivalents.
    Typical Offers
    • 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
    Access: The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit and to include 15 Level 3 Merits in specified subject units * e.g. Biology, Sport Science etc. Access applicants can meet GCSE requirements through their current studies and do not need to have these qualifications separately.
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 27 points to include Biology or Chemistry at higher level

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • 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.


    Merit 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.
    University Research Studentship Scheme

    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

    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.

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