BSc (Honours) Human Nutrition and Health

Year of Entry 2024/25
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BSc (Honours)

Human Nutrition and Health

Full-time Food and nutrition

Study how diet impacts on health at individual and societal levels on an accredited degree that’s ideal for aspiring Registered Nutritionists.

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This course scored 91% for overall satisfaction in the 2022 National Student Survey.

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
    International/EU: £16,655 per year

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    3 / 4 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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    What are the entry requirements?

    112-120 UCAS points

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  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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Course summary

  • 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.

Accredited by
  • Association for Nutrition (AfN)

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).

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Watch student Aman Tung talk about the BSc Human Nutrition and Health course at Sheffield Hallam University.

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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.

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

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
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
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.

Networking opportunities
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.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • nutrition 
  • 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

  • Boots
  • ABL Health
  • Beezee Bodies  
  • Thrive Tribe
  • Bupa
  • 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.

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Equipment and facilities

You’ll work in state-of-the-art specialist facilities

  • a nutrition and physiology lab
  • a food science lab
  • extensive kitchens
  • a sensory and feeding facility

You’ll use specialist equipment to

  • perform nutrient and energy quantification
  • assess health and physical activity measurement
  • estimate body composition (e.g. bio-electrical impedance analyser) 
  • measure strength and power output (e.g. dynamometers)
  • characterise the composition of foods (e.g. Soxhlet apparatus)

You’ll also gain digital skills for your future career using specialist software, for example

  • a specialist software for diet assessment
  • a digital portfolio software 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

  • 112-120

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications including a relevant Science subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science, Mathematics, Geology, Psychology or Sport Science. For example:

  • BBC-BBB at A Level
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • Merit overall from a T Level Qualification including a grade B from the Core.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies


  • 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)

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

• 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.

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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Applied Academic Skills
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Food Choice: People And Planet
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Fundamentals Of Food And Nutrition: Composition, Safety And Nutrient Function
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
Physiology And Biochemistry For Nutrition
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Applied Nutrition: Populations, Policy And Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Nutrition And Health In The Digital Age
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Nutrition In Health And Disease: Meeting Specific Needs
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(50%)
Personal And Professional Development
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 3

Optional modules

Placement Year
Credits -
Final year

Compulsory modules

Food And Nutrition Consultancy Challenge
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(60%) , Practical(40%)
Food And Nutrition Research
Credits 40
Assessment Practical(25%)
Wellbeing Service Provision
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)

Elective modules

Global Issues In Nutrition And Health
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Issues In Sports Nutrition
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. 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 2024/25 is £16,655 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.

Additional costs for Food and nutrition courses (PDF, 163.5KB)

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We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the outstanding quality of our teaching and student outcomes

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Practise in our £3.5m development kitchens and laboratories, using industry-standard equipment

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95% of our UK graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey)

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