The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Food, Nutrition and Health, validated by Ulster University, has been designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop innovative, nutritious, safe and healthy foods which meet consumer demands. This course is available to study on both a full-time or part-time basis. Part-time students will study the same modules as per the full-time provision.
Year 1: Level 4
– Food chemistry and nutrition
– Food manufacture, safety and quality
– Food microbiology
– Food packaging technology
– Food supply chain
– Introduction to food business management
Year 2: Level 5
– Applied investigative project
– Food and health
– Food and the consumer
– Human physiology
– Work placement
Semester one of the second year of this programme is dedicated to work placement. This allows students to develop technical and commercial expertise and at the same time complete an applied investigative project. Students can complete the work placement locally or abroad.
Progression opportunities and career destinations
Depending on achievement, students may progress onto the Honours Degree programmes at Loughry Campus or selected pathways of the BSc Food and Nutrition programme at Ulster University. A wide range of posts are available in areas such as product development, production, quality and technical management and training.