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Food and nutrition

Food and nutrition

The field of food and nutrition has been a major educational and research specialism at Sheffield Hallam University for several decades. The Food industry is the number one employer in the UK and one of the largest industry sectors we are proud to support. Study a food and nutrition course with us and you’ll benefit from learning in the wider context of business, as you’ll be based in our Business School.

Accredited learning and top facilities

Our high quality courses are accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology, Association for Nutrition and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Together with our comprehensive facilities, we offer learning experiences that really prepare you for the world of work.

Unlike most universities, we have a full range of food and nutrition facilities you can learn in, benefit from sustained investment to ensure that our studentsyou learn in an applied setting and develop the critical practical skills you will need in your future careers. Our facilities include

  • development kitchens
  • a food technology and processing area
  • sensory suite
  • food and nutrition laboratories

Real-life learning

We have strong links with industry. Our partners are manufacturers, retailers and charities, including leading brands Morrisons and M&S. We work with them to jointly develop courses, offer guest lectures, placements and live briefs for students to work on as consultancy projects. We embed as many real-life opportunities into our courses as possible, right down to the way we assess your work. As examples, our food students work on new product development live briefs offered by our industrial partners and our nutrition students work in collaboration with local schools to improve pupils' nutrition.

Our expertise

Our staff come from diverse backgrounds ranging from managerial and technical roles in the food industry and food retailers to the public health sector. Our teaching practice is informed by this wide range of specialist knowledge and experience. Our lecturers are also research-active and operate at the forefront of industry thinking, with particular interests in appetite, nutrition for sport, nutrition and public health, food marketing, consumer research and sensory studies, as well as food safety management.

Our students and graduates

In recent years, we’ve regularly polled student satisfaction scores over 92% in the National Student Survey. Over 85% of our students have gone into managerial and professional positions within six months of graduating. Typical roles include

  • New Product Development Technologist
  • Process Development Technologist
  • Development/Innovation Chef
  • Food Quality Executive
  • Quality Assurance Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Buyer

Our graduates, over the last 10 years have gone on to work for

  • Asda
  • Greencore
  • Kellogg's
  • Mondelez
  • Diageo
  • Bakkavor

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