Food Science and Microbiology BSc (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Food Science and Microbiology

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
DipHE Biosciences
CertHE Biosciences
Ord Food Science and Microbiology

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UCF10002 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UCF10002 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

D610, C500

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

Committee of University Professors in Food Science and Technology, HCPC and BDA, IFST

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Biosciences and Medicine

Programme Leader

BROWN J Dr (Biosc & Med)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide a high quality education in the aspects of Food Science and Microbiology for students with diverse interests and career aspirations (including clinical laboratory scientist, researcher, scientific writer/editor, medical studies)

To further the students' knowledge of the fundamental principles of food science and microbiology and to develop a deeper knowledge in specific areas of food science and microbiology.

To provide the appropriate environment to encourage the development of the students interest in food science and microbiology and to help them acquire appropriate intellectual, scientific, technical and key transferable skills to promote self-directed and life-long learning.

To provide the opportunity for students to undertake professional training, further enhancing career development.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
To provide the opportunity for students to undertake professional training, further enhancing career development. K (Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3, Subject Specific & Key skills statements)
An understanding of the basic principles of microbiology and the application of these to the understanding and solution of a range of scientific and academic problems K (Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3, Subject Specific & Key skills statements)
A good breadth of knowledge in the field of microbiology in general and a good depth of knowledge in the specialist fields (Medical, Biotechnology, Genetics and with Food Science) as defined in these specifications and the subject bench marking statements. K (Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3, Subject Specific & Key skills statements)
Evaluate research findings and scientific literature and demonstrate the ability to find and evaluate appropriate sources of material and to critically assess it. C (Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 & Key Skills)
Demonstrate an understanding of research design and planning and the limits of scientific findings. C (Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 & Key Skills)
Learn basic laboratory skills relevant to microbiology P (3.4, 3.6)
Develop advanced practical skills relevant to microbiology P (3.4, 3.6)
Interpret qualitative and qualitative data P (3.5, 3.7)
Learn independently P (3.10)
Take responsibility for planning and organisation of work both on their own and in a team P (3.10)
Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively by oral, written and visual means T (3.8)
Work effectively and independently on a given project or task T (3.10)
Work effectively in small groups and teams towards a common goal/outcome T (3.9)
Apply basic statistical and numerical skills to microbiological data T (3.7)
Use Information Technology e.g. WWW, CD-ROM databases, word processors and statistics packages T (3.8)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
BMSP007 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.