How do you become a nutritionist? Start with a Food Science degree! Then you can start your career in this hugely popular industry.
Food and drink production is one of the largest industries, both nationally and internationally. As it continues to increase in size, scope, importance and public profile, so too does the need for scientists to oversee its regulation to ensure that food remains nutritious and safe and to promote healthy eating.
Focused on nutrition, health, food science and food safety, our course provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of the complex commercial nature of the food industry, as well as the interactions between food composition, metabolism, diet, health and behaviour. You’ll be taught by experts in food and biological sciences, nutrition and public health.
Ranked 2nd for Graduate Prospects in Food Science - Complete University Guide 2020.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The course provides a sound scientific and technical knowledge of food and nutritional sciences. We will help to develop your understanding of the practical side of applied food science and nutrition, examining the nature of raw food materials across the food chain, their transformation into products and the effects of these processed products on our health and wellbeing.
You will have opportunity to gain a greater appreciation of current practices in food processing, preservation and packaging, together with your knowledge of emerging technologies in food and nutritional sciences, including biotechnology and nutrigenomics, in addition to your understanding of public health and the role of nutritional interventions in disease prevention and health promotion.
This degree aims to provide students who wish to work in any part of the food chain process, including the areas of food and nutritional sciences, with the knowledge and skills to evaluate and analyse food in respect of safety, quality and nutrition, and to be able to consider how to protect and promote health in our modern society.
The food industry encompasses a wide range of businesses, from some of the largest global multinational companies to a vast array of small to medium enterprises, involving manufacturing, processing, developing, importing and exporting. Food affects every person every day and, as such, there is a large regulatory framework overseeing the food industry. Graduates are needed across the food chain from raw material inspection, production and processing through to final product evaluation.
A wide range of potential career opportunities may include fields such as: food analysis and safety, nutritional design of food, public health promotion, quality assurance, food production, market research, media health journalism, biological and analytical research and postgraduate study. A large regulatory framework oversees the food industry, with roles for food inspectors and analysts within regulatory bodies.
You will be strongly encouraged to take a year out by applying for a work placement or completing a summer internship. Both of these activities allow you to demonstrate to potential employers that you can apply your skills and knowledge.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
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