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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

Nutrition, Diet and Wellbeing

Full-time Food and nutrition

Develop strategies and communicate ways to improve our dietary and lifestyle choices, and understand how they impact our health and wellbeing.


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What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? A005
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop a strong, well-rounded understanding of nutritional sciences.
  • Learn how to develop, manage and evaluate wellbeing services and skills.
  • Build your portfolio through participation in live projects and learn to manage your professional development.
  • Acquire fundamental knowledge about food and nutrition relevant to key sectors.

Our dietary and lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing — and can have repercussions on a national level. This course provides the rigorous academic training, as well as the employability and communication skills, you need to work in the nutrition and wellbeing sector, and improve the quality of life for those affected by dietary issues.

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Watch student Sam Hague talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Jenny Paxman talk about this course.

This varied and intellectually stimulating course allows you to bring theoretical studies to life. You'll reinforce your understanding through practicals, consultancy projects and applied learning activities, working alongside external partners ranging from schools to voluntary sector organisations.

Throughout, you'll benefit from the expertise of a teaching team with extensive sector experience, and work in state-of-the-art facilities including sensory suites, development kitchens, laboratories and athletics centres.

You'll learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • real-world consultancy projects
  • guest lectures
  • practical sessions

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Rachel Rundle
Dr Rachel Rundle

I joined the academic team at Hallam in 2008 and have developed teaching expertise in public health nutrition, plus research interests in maternal and infant health, … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

As a student on BSc Nutrition, Diet and Wellbeing you will have the opportunity to undertake an optional paid placement year.  We have a robust support system in place to help you when preparing and applying for a placement, and you will be supported by a dedicated work and employability mentor. Completing a placement is a great way to significantly enhance your professional development portfolio which could be used to support an application for recognition by an appropriate professional body such as the Association for Nutrition.

Live projects

Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to work on range of consultancy projects. For example, past students have worked on the development and nutritional analysis of a seasonal menu for a local dementia friendly café, healthy eating classroom education sessions in local primary schools, cook and eat sessions for a local scouts group and the development of a cooking resource pack for young adults with learning difficulties.

Other live projects involve interacting with members of the public to deliver sound and evidence-based nutrition information such as during our annual and well attended nutrition fair. You will also have the opportunity to practice your motivational interviewing skills to support behaviour change and promote healthier lifestyles.

Field trips

There are a number of field trips embedded in different modules to provide context to your learning and give you the opportunity to apply your skills. Past students have attended Food Matters Live, and various British Dietetic Association workshops.

Networking opportunities

The placement, live projects and field trips provide excellent networking opportunities. Additionally, alumni are invited regularly to come and meet our current students. This represents a fantastic opportunity to not only get a critical insight of different career options, but also start building your own professional network.

Competitions

We encourage our students to submit their work to the Nutrition Society student conference and relevant awards. In the past, our students have been recognised externally for the high standard of their work. One of our students recently won the Institute of Food Science and Technology young scientist award.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • Health Improvement Officer
  • Programme manager (positive behaviour change)
  • Community wellbeing coordinator
  • Health trainer
  • Health and wellbeing project manager
  • Workplace wellbeing consultant
  • Exercise referral and health coaching

Previous graduates from BSc Nutrition courses at Sheffield Hallam have gone on to work for:

  • Birmingham Children's hospital
  • Chesterfield Royal hospital
  • Royal Derby Hospital
  • Boots
  • Bupa
  • Why Weight Sheffield

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with:

  • fully equipped food and nutrition laboratories
  • nutrient quantification equipment
  • specialist health and physical activity measurement devices
  • bio-electrical impedence body composition analysers
  • dynameters for measuring strength and power output
  • state of the art development kitchens
  • a sensory evaluation suite conforming to the latest British standards
  • Nutritics, a specialist software for diet assessment
  • PebblePad, to record, organise and evaluate all the evidence from your course and relevant extra-curricular activities which support your professional development and reflective practice

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4
  • Science at grade C or 4 (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or double science equivalents)

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills, or equivalent

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic And Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Biochemistry And Physiology For Nutrition Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Food Composition And Ingredient Functionality Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introducing Health Risk Behaviours Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Human Nutrition Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Nutrition Portfolio Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Nutrition Portfolio Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Nutrition For The Digital Age Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Nutrition Through The Lifecycle Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Practical
Module: Physiology And Biochemistry Of Health And Disease Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Behaviour Change And Health Communications Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Food And Nutrition Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Nutrition Portfolio Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Wellbeing Service Provision Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Issues In Nutrition Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Issues In Public Health Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Issues In Sports Nutrition Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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