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Foundation Degree in Food Manufacture and Nutrition

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Course Duration

Full-time: 2 years

Course Location

Loughry Campus

Foundation Degree in Food Manufacture and Nutrition

The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Food Manufacture and Nutrition, 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.

Course content

Modules (Level 4:Year 1)

  • Food chemistry and nutrition
  • Food manufacture, safety and quality
  • Food microbiology
  • Food packaging technology
  • Investigative project
  • Sensory perception

Modules (Level 5:Year 2)

  • Applied investigative project
  • Food and health
  • Food manufacture
  • Food preservation
  • Human physiology
  • Work-based learning
Work placement

Semester one of the second year of this programme is dedicated to work-based learning. This allows students to develop technical and commercial expertise and at the same time complete an applied investigative project.

Additional qualifications

During the course, students may have the opportunity to achieve additional, nationally recognised qualifications to complement their course, which can give a competitive advantage in employment or career progression.

Course Progression

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.

Fees and funding support

For information about fees and funding support click here.

Course Entry Requirements

Students should normally have 40 UCAS tariff points at A2 level to include a Grade D in either Nutrition and Food  Science or a Science subject plus four GCSE subjects at Grade C including a Science subject, Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

In addition to meeting the course entry requirements applicants must also meet the General Entrance Requirements for Ulster University

For other qualifications, including Irish Leaving Certificate, please consult the UCAS website Tariff Tables.

To apply to this course please follow this link to the UCAS website

UCAS Course Code

Institution code: A45 Course code: BD46

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Loughry Campus aims to develop learners’ skills and competitiveness through education, training, business and technology programmes to meet the needs of the food industry.

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      Darren McCann

      Darren McCann

      “When I visited Loughry on one of the Open Days, I was impressed with the friendly, warm atmosphere around the campus and knew that study at CAFRE would suit me. I really enjoy the practical elements of my course, the facilities are excellent. I intend to progress on to a Honours Degree course."

      Dr Gillian Stevenson

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      Dr Gillian Stevenson
      Senior Lecturer (Food)



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