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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Human Nutrition and Health

Course in clearing
Full-time Food and nutrition

Learn about all aspects of human nutrition and how it impacts on health at both individual and societal levels.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A007
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Understand how particular diets impact on health and disease.
  • Learn about the composition of foods and the food chain.
  • Learn how to review, develop and evaluate public health initiatives and policies.
  • Assess the impact of diets on performance in sports and exercise.
  • Develop, record and reflect on professional skills you need to work in the nutrition sector.

Diet-related diseases take their toll on the quality of life for many people, and impact on health inequalities at a national level. In this course, you'll meet exacting industry standards and gain the knowledge, experience and skills you need to work in the field of nutrition.

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Read more about the accreditation for this course.

How you learn

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

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.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • nutrition and scientific affairs
  • public health or community nutritionist
  • weight and diabetes management
  • behaviour change
  • food industry (nutrition)
  • sport nutrition
  • research (including post-graduate research degrees)

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

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which allows graduates to apply for Direct Entry Registration (at Associate Level) with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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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

Two Science GCSEs, or a double-award equivalent, GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or grade 4.

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels including at least one appropriate science subject, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

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

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: Introduction To Food Safety Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Human Nutrition Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20
Module: Nutrition Through The Lifecycle Credits: 20
Module: Physical Activity And Health Credits: 20
Module: Physiology And Biochemistry Of Health And Disease Credits: 20
Module: Professional Development For Nutritionists Credits: 20
Module: Public Health In Practice Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Behaviour Change And Health Communications Credits: 40
Module: Epidemiology Of Diet And Disease Credits: 20
Module: Food And Nutrition Research Project Credits: 20
Module: Food Perception And Consumer Behaviour Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Issues In Nutrition Credits: 20
Module: Issues In Public Health Credits: 20
Module: Issues In Sports Nutrition Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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.

Additional costs for Food and nutrition courses (PDF)

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