Great tasting food can bring an incredible amount of pleasure, and Abertay's food courses teach the skills needed to understand how to prepare and serve food, analyse taste and develop fantastic recipes. These techniques are equally useful for maximising flavour, or developing healthier recipes.
Students at Abertay work in sophisticated training kitchens and learn about developing products, ensuring food safety, promoting and marketing products, food photography, sensory analysis and much more.
As well as food production, we also offer food courses on nutrition and health. Here the focus is on understanding how our food is produced, the nutritional benefits and risks of different foods, how and why people eat in certain ways, and how to produce practical dietary interventions.
As national health continues to decline and obesity levels – particularly among children – continue to rise, the importance of highly skilled nutrition professionals has never been greater.
Students on all of Abertay's food courses benefit from a full semester work placement, gaining valuable experience while working with a real employer. This could involve working with a food producing company on a new product, product testing for a national magazine, or working with like-minded professionals in a community food and health initiatives.
The options open to graduates of our food courses are enormous: ranging from home economics teaching, the food industry and the media, to health promotion and public health nutrition.
The food courses at Abertay are:BSc (Hons) Food and Consumer Science