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Undergraduate Programmes

Food and Nutrition

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Food and Nutrition


Course Code: 2245-DP114A (CE 68-542-00/41)
Ms Carmen Wong
T: 2520 4613


Programme Overview

This programme offers the opportunity for sub degree graduates or equivalent to pursue a BSc (Honours) degree in Food and Nutrition and develop a career in food and nutritional area.

This degree aims to provide a comprehensive education in food and nutrition, which enables graduates to have a wide range of employment and progression options for further study.

It is an extension programme to an honours degree level for applicants who hold the higher diplomas or associate degrees or the combined credit transfer equivalent, obtained from successfully completing required Advanced Certificates at HKU SPACE.

Programme Features

  • Obtain a bachelor honours degree in Food and Nutrition through 18-month full-time study  
  • Graduates have a wild range of employment options in nutrition and health-related areas, food safety management area and in food industry

Programme Information & Sharing from Programme Leaders



About Ulster University

Ulster University is located at 4 campuses in Northern Ireland with over 25,000 enrolled students in 2017/18, of which 82.4% were undergraduate students, 15.8% were postgraduate taught students and 1.8% were postgraduate research students. The school of Biomedical Sciences, located primarily on the Coleraine campus, is the largest of 7 schools within the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences.

The school has a long established reputation for innovation and creativity in teaching and research, pioneering distance learning education in the biomedical sciences and promoting student-directed learning through independent project and other work in undergraduate and MSc degree programmes.

  • Nutrition at Ulster is ranked 5th out of 105 in the UK (GLT 2019)
  • Top 5 UK universities for Biomedical Science (including Nutrition) Research (REF 2014)
  • 100% of the Biomedical Science Research environment was judged as world-leading (REF 2014)




Content and

Programme Structure 

The programme consists of 9 modules or 180 credits. Students are required to complete 3 modules or 60 credits in each teaching block and may normally complete the entire programme in 18-month of full time study in Hong Kong.  Students who complete all the 9 modules will obtain Bachelor of Science (Honours) Food and Nutrition

Teaching Block Module Title
Teaching Block 1
  • Transferable Skills: Biosciences
  • Microbiology
  • Global Innovation-led Entrepreneurship
Teaching Block 2
  • Health Promotion and Nutrition Education
  • Food Safety Management
  • Nutrition Research Methodologies
Teaching Block 3
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Nutrition
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Food, Nutrition and Dietetics Research Project

​Upon successful completion, graduates may apply to pursue postgraduate degrees (taught or research) in tertiary institutions or at HKU SPACE.


The programme should normally be completed in 18 months.

Teaching Mode

The programme will be delivered in full-time mode. The teaching methods include face-to-face lectures, tutorials, workshops, laboratory practical sessions and research projects. Occasional guest seminars held by staff from Ulster University, academic staff from renowned institutions, and representatives from the food industry may also be arranged. 


The mode of assessment for each module is different but will be generally based on a combination of coursework (including assignments, tests and projects) and the final examination. 

Award and


Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food and Nutrition by the Ulster University.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities within food and nutrition continue to expand to meet the shortage of qualified graduates in the Hong Kong food industry. In addition, nutrition continues to remain high on the public health agenda with the importance of optimal nutrition for health and well-being ensuring sustained demand for quality graduates in this area.

Further Studies

Upon completion of the BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition programme, graduates are eligible to apply for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition / Dietetics offered by HKU SPACE.


Fees and

Tuition Fee 

The tuition fee* for 2024/25 intake is HK$142,000 (to be paid in 2 instalments).

*The tuition fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change without prior notice.


Students are eligible to apply for the HKSAR Government’s Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS). The maximum financial assistance under the ENLS is equivalent to the total tuition fee payable to the HKU SPACE in the academic year. For details, please refer to the website of Student Financial Office (SFO) of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA).

IC Scholarship 

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Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

  1.   i. hold a Higher Diploma in Nutrition and Food Management or equivalent; or
    1. *have successfully completed all the required HKU SPACE programmes namely:
  • Advanced Certificate in Nutrition and
  • ANY TWO of "Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Nutrition Or Advanced Certificate in Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion Or Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition" and
  • Advanced Certificate in Food Service Management and
  • Advanced Certificate in Quality Control and Food Safety Management and
  • Advanced Certificate in Food Science and
  • Advanced Certificate in Human Biochemistry and Physiology; or
  1. provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior certificated and experiential learning.


  1. provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:
    1. HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade E or level 2; OR HKDSE Examination Level 2 in English; OR
    2. an overall band of 6 with subtest of 5.5 in the IELTS or equivalent.

Based on the applicant's academic background, bridging courses at HKU SPACE suggested by the programme team may be required.


Degree/Associate Degree holder in Biological Related Sciences who have successfully completed the "bridging courses" will normally have satisfied the entry requirements. These bridging courses are decided by programme team based on the applicant's academic background. (e.g. Applicants with limited knowledge in food science are normally required to study Advanced Certificate in Food Science prior to entry to the BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition programme).

Degree holders in non-related sciences who have successfully completed the HKU SPACE programmes namely: Advanced Certificate in Nutrition and  Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Nutrition or  Advanced Certificate in Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion and  Advanced Certificate in Food Science and Advanced Certificate in Human Biochemistry and Physiology will normally have satisfied entry requirements.




Student Work
and Activities

Student Activities

Food Safety Management Module- Site visit to local food manufacturer

Site visit

Microbiology Module- Laboratory practical session
Lab Lab 2


Food, Nutrition and Dietetics Research Project Module- Poster presentation session





This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.