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- Study food, ingredients and diets in nutritional terms.
- Discovering their impact on cells, tissues and organs.
- Explore the impact of food, diet and lifestyle on health and wellbeing.
- Learn how to design nutrition and public health initiatives.
- Understand how food impacts society, people and the planet.
This Association for Nutrition accredited course provides the knowledge, skills and experience you’ll need to improve individuals’ health, wellbeing and performance – and more broadly, to benefit society and the planet. You’ll develop and reflect on the professional skills you’ll need to work in the nutrition sector.
How you learn
Your lecturer’s view
Watch course leader Dr Rachel Rundle talk about the BSc Human and Nutrition course at Sheffield Hallam University.
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
This course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc Human Nutrition and Health course, or if you just want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. 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.
Our award-winning teachers have experience working in public health, sports and exercise nutrition, and food consumption behaviours. They’re actively involved in applied and impactful research – you’ll get to understand the latest trends in human nutrition and health and apply your knowledge to live projects in collaboration with external partners.
In each year of study you’ll have the opportunity to engage with live projects and professional work opportunities. You can apply to access placements, volunteering opportunities and work experience through our relationships with external partners – such as schools, councils, sport clubs and food manufacturers.
You learn through
- lectures, seminars and workshops
- practical sessions in our food science and nutrition labs, development kitchens and sensory suite
- webinars and competitions
- live projects with schools, voluntary sector organisations and food businesses
- independent study and group work
You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of food composition and ingredients. This includes how our bodies use nutrients to grow and perform throughout the lifecycle – and how to enhance wellbeing and communicate effectively about nutrition and health. Throughout the course you’ll develop as a reflective practitioner – learning how to evaluate information and make sound, ethical, evidence-based decisions and recommendations. With these skills you’ll develop into a career-ready and well-rounded nutrition professional.
You’ll be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through
- access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
- access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars, online resources, and assignment preparation support
- industry-specific employability activities such as live projects and networking opportunities
Course leaders and tutors
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you relevant sector experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV.
Live projects are embedded within every level of your course – culminating in a final-year consultancy project with an external partner. Here you’ll get to use all the skills, knowledge and experience you’ve gained throughout the course.
For example, previous students have worked on the development and nutritional analysis of a seasonal menu for a local dementia friendly café, and healthy eating classroom education sessions in local primary schools. Others have created cook and eat sessions for a local scouts group and developed a cooking resource pack for young adults with learning difficulties.
Graduates are invited regularly to come and meet our current students. Here you can get a critical insight of different career options while starting to build your own professional network. You’ll also benefit from our professional body memberships – which give you access to professionals in the sector as well as opportunities to interact with students from other institutions.
We’ll encourage you to submit your work to conferences and for relevant awards. Previous students have been recognised externally for the high standard of their work, including one of our graduates who achieved the prestigious Food and Drink Federation Registered Nutritionist / Dietitian of the Year.
This course prepares you for a career in
- weight and diabetes management
- behaviour change
- public health
- food industry (nutrition)
- sports nutrition
- scientific affairs
- research (including postgraduate research degrees)
Previous graduates from have gone on to work for
- ABL Health
- Beezee Bodies
- Thrive Tribe
- Why Weight Sheffield
- Chartwells / Compass
- Mellors Catering Services
- Active Suffolk
- Keighley Healthy Living Network
- Derbyshire County Council
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
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
This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications including a relevant Science subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science, Mathematics, Geology, Psychology or Sport Science. We do not accept General Studies. For example:
- CC at A Level
- MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- Pass overall from a T level qualification with with D or E from core
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.
- English Language at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade C or 4
- Two sciences at grade C or 4 (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or double science equivalents)
• Access to HE Diploma in a relevant Science, Social Science or Health Science based subject 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. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
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.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Contemporary Issues||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Self And Stakeholder Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Academic Skills||Credits: 20||
|Module: Food Choice: People And Planet||Credits: 40||
|Module: Fundamentals Of Food And Nutrition: Composition, Safety And Nutrient Function||Credits: 40||
|Module: Physiology And Biochemistry For Nutrition||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Nutrition: Populations, Policy And Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Nutrition And Health In The Digital Age||Credits: 20||
|Module: Nutrition In Health And Disease: Meeting Specific Needs||Credits: 40||
|Module: Personal And Professional Development||Credits: 40||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Food And Nutrition Consultancy Challenge||Credits: 40||
|Module: Food And Nutrition Research||Credits: 40||
|Module: Wellbeing Service Provision||Credits: 20||
|Module: Global Issues In Nutrition And Health||Credits: 20||
|Module: Issues In Sports Nutrition||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 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.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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.Additional costs for Food and nutrition courses (PDF, 186.7KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.