Food Science Pathway

Glasgow Caledonian University


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 a partner 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

2024 entry requirements:
2 Highers at BB plus National 5 English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry at B. For applicants resident in Scotland only.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


College Pathways


College Pathway

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