This BSc (Hons) Food Safety, Inspection and Control is a versatile and exciting degree course which encompasses a variety of food issues with both a UK and international food focus. The areas which we cover include Food Regulation and Law, Food Microbiology, Food Inspection, Hygiene Management, Food Fraud and Global Food Sustainability.
This course also incorporates the academic content of the Higher Certificate of Food Control, the baseline qualification for food hygiene and standards, official controls and the inspection of food premises within the UK.
There is a big emphasis on practice during this BSc and our teaching team aim to impart their own research and professional experience into their teaching, alongside organised visits from practitioners and professionals from industry and various regulatory authorities. There are opportunities within the course to undertake practical inspections of food and food premises and to prepare and present a court prosecution case, together with many more practically based teaching sessions. This course aims to help prepare graduates for future careers within the food industry, with regulatory bodies and as food inspectors.
The University has links with a number of Local Authorities and food industries who we ask to attend guest lectures and site visits. We will be having guest lecturers from Birmingham City Council to talk about Food Enforcement and Food Fraud. We will also be having a site visit to Muller dairy and ARLA Food in Shropshire. Some also offer professional placements upon successful application, with opportunities to spend an optional enhancement year in industry in the UK or overseas. There are also opportunities to attend conferences and local authority CPD run events.