Ulster University
Consumer Management and Food Innovation BSc (Hons)
Ulster University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Consumer Management and Food Innovation BSc (Hons) at Ulster University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
92 /100
15 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of food and beverage studies (non-specific)

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22700 £23026 £25793
25-75 percentile range £19050 - £26950 £16886 - £27149 £18940 - £33138

Course Description

Understanding the role of the consumer from a business perspective and the importance of meeting consumer demands within today's marketplace is the central focus within this exciting and challenging programme of study. The content is designed to develop your knowledge on the pivotal role the consumer plays in the design, development, management, marketing and retailing of products and services. It addresses the processes and key issues involved in helping consumers make informed choices about the products and services they buy and use. The course will provide you with the appropriate analytical, teamwork, organisational and problem-solving skills and competencies necessary for a career related to consumer management and food innovation.

Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality that academic, vocational and professional standards achieved are appropriate and programme content and delivery meet international Institute of Hospitality benchmark standards.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Consumer Management and Food Innovation, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

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Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Consumer Management and Food Innovation BSc (Hons) at Ulster University

20% Managers, directors and senior officials
20% Skilled trades occupations
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Engineering professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Applicants may be able to satisfy the requirement for one A-Level B or C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by UCAS.

Overall Access profile 60% - 70%

To include 12 - 13 at higher level

To include Unit profile of 7 - 9 distinctions.

English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Consumer Management and Food Innovation, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Consumer Management and Food Innovation BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £4530 year 1
Ireland £4530 year 1
EU £15360 year 1
International £15360 year 1

Additional fee information

UK and Ireland fees listed are for 2021-22. The tuition fees for 2022-23 are not yet available.

Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Ulster University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Ulster University

Ulster University is a publicly funded higher education institution located in Northern Ireland. The university owns and manages four main campuses: Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown, and Magee. Each campus hosts its own special facilities for the departments that occupy them, with some of the facilities between them including an award-winning Law Clinic, television and radio studios, Clinical Physiology suites, among many other well-equipped facilities.

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