Food & Nutrition - Liverpool John Moores University


Summer University

The Summer Universities at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) are a fantastic way to find out what life at university is really like. The whole programme is free of charge to students in Years 12/13 and all we ask is that you fund your own way to and from Liverpool.

You will spend three days and two nights working alongside our academic staff and current students. By staying in real student accommodation you will get a feeling for what it is like to live away from home. If you are from outside of Liverpool, you will have the option of a city-tour, taking in the sights and sounds of our amazing city. In addition everybody will go out each night for food in the centre of Liverpool and afterwards will take part in a range of evening activities to keep you entertained and enable you to meet new people and make friends.

The daytime academic sessions are designed to give you a real taste of what it would be like to study at LJMU and help you to decide which course is right for you! 


The Nutrition programme will introduce you to the principles of nutritional requirements for different groups of the population. It will enable you to develop an understanding of how nutritional requirements can be met from food and give you an opportunity to calculate the nutritional content of various food items. For further information about this degree course, please see here

Food Development & Nutrition

For those applicants interested in the Food Development & Nutrition, the Summer University programme will enable you to understand the principles behind food ingredients, textures, flavours and taste. It will enable you to develop, test and evaluate new food products, to determine consumer acceptability, to develop an understanding of how to market and promote food products to consumers and to gain an appreciation of the challenges of providing consumers with safe, nutritious, quality foods.

Everyone will have the opportunity to see how a typical day at university might look. You will be given the chance to experience a traditional lecture and then apply what you have learned in a practical setting. Lecture topics will relate to food and nutrition based topics and issues. For the practical sessions you will be given a challenge to cook food suitable for people with specific nutritional needs or cultural preferences. You will also have the chance to use dietary analysis software to analyse the nutrition content of the foods you have prepared.  You will experience some of the department’s teaching methods; from lectures and practical workshops to computer-based exercises and problem solving group work tasks. Working with senior lecturers, researchers and current students, you will be able to get a real taste of the programmes available and the exciting and varied career prospects they can lead to.

Liverpool is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with multitude of first class restaurants, from fine dining establishments to pop-up style eateries, and the dishes reflect the ethnic diversity of the city. The city plays host to numerous food & drink festivals, regular farmers markets and is home to a broad range of companies involved in all aspects of the food industry: clinical nutrition companies, food technology firms, and food manufacturers that range in size from small independent start-ups to multinational companies. It is therefore an ideal place for anyone with a keen interest in pursuing studies and ultimately a career in this broad and varied field. 

For further information about this degree course, please see here