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Food Bioscience Pathway

Glasgow Caledonian University

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Pathway students enrol on the undergraduate BSc/BSc Hons Food Bioscience at Glasgow Caledonian University. In the first two years, you will study HND Applied Biological Sciences at Glasgow Kelvin College while preparing for year 3 and 4 (for Honours) of the degree at GCU.

The first 2 years will involve you working towards achieving an HND in Applied Biological Sciences and the subjects you study will underpin the teaching at Glasgow Caledonian University in year 3 and 4 of the degree. In year 3, the students focus on food and nutrition modules whereas in year 4 the students undertake an industrial placement, a research project and a food toxicology module.

The programme is designed to prepare students for a career in the food and food related industries. The programme, which is unique in Scotland, incorporates a combination of lectures, seminars and practical skills to provide this underpinning knowledge. According to the food and Drink federation '[The UK food] sector directly employs almost 440,000 people, and as many as 1.2 million in ancillary services; it accounts for 15% of the UK's total manufacturing sector by value; and it is an invaluable partner to British agriculture, buying two thirds of what farmers produce.'

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
2 Highers at BB plus National 5 English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry at B. For applicants resident in Scotland only.

Start Date

August

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc/BScHons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

D612

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Health and Life Sciences

Department

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.gcu.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General