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Extended Degree Food Science and Innovation (Extended)

Key information

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Level of study


UCAS code

Institution code: H12


5 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A four year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience.

Start date

September 2023


Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)*

Extended degree programmes are a means of accessing degree study should you not meet the entry requirements for honours degree programmes. 

If you are interested in food and being part of a creative, dynamic and fast-paced profession then this course will give you the skills you require. It provides the opportunity to explore your interests in food whether these relate to science or society, the practical or the theoretical, people or processes.

You will explore consumer needs, nutrition, food production, new product development, supply chains, marketing approaches, research and development, and issues of sustainability in food. You will be equipped with a broad base of practical, theoretical, and technical skills to help address global food challenges.

You will be taught in dedicated, specialist facilities, and assessed through an innovative combination of theory and real-world practice. Assessment typically includes live industry projects, creating and exhibiting new products, creative portfolios, and consumer research. We focus on a small number of topics at any one time, with frequent feedback, to help you manage your learning. You will learn within a diverse group, including international students and industry professionals.

Our food graduates access a variety of exciting, globally-connected roles, from selecting what is sold in supermarkets to creating the next generation of innovative food products. Supported by an integrated placement year in industry, you will be primed for your future graduate career and for progression into roles that include the management of brands, people, projects, and products.

The module table below outlines what you will study in your preparatory year before progressing to the BSc (Hons) Food Science and Innovation curriculum. 

Entry requirements

You must be at least 17½ years old, and have 6 GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above, to include English language, maths and science (or 5 GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above, to include English language, maths and science if you also have a level 3 qualification such as A level or BTEC) . The required GCSEs must be completed prior to application.

Suitable applicants will be invited to participate in an interview where they will be able to discuss their course choice in more detail. Interviews will take place on-line with the course manager.

Course fees

The latest fees for this course can be found in our undergraduate fees and funding section. You will also find course related costs, specific to this course in this area.

What will I study?

Optional modules are indicative and may be subject to change.

Not sure which course is right for you? Try our Course Comparison tool to compare modules taught on different courses.

Course life


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