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BSc (Honours)

Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle

Full-time Food and nutrition

Study a course designed to give you the knowledge and skills to become a Registered Associate Nutritionist recognised by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year †
International: £12,750 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? L535
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Gain a sound understanding of nutrition, physiology, food, diet and lifestyle.
  • Take advantage of of direct entry onto the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists upon graduation.
  • Learn how to analyse, understand and improve the diets of individuals and populations and apply this to real life situations.
  • Understand societal and behavioural factors that influence diet and physical activity and apply behaviour change techniques to address these.

This course will equip you with a multitude of skills and competencies that enable you to be successful in a career in the nutrition sector with a focus on either sport or food.


Student view

Amy is studying BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition. She tells us about its useful combination of food and business studies, and why Sheffield is such a great place to live.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Anna Sorsby talk about this course.

Build theoretical and real-world practical skills through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical sessions and assessment tasks. Some of these are laboratory and kitchen based and some classroom based. You work on real life research and consultancy projects in collaboration with local organisations, schools and charities. Staff in the Food and Nutrition Group are from a variety of backgrounds including public health, dietetics, nutrition, the food industry and the sport and exercise sector.

You learn through

  • lectures, seminars and practicals a final year live consultancy project
  • individual and group presentations
  • work experience
  • self-directed learning guest lectures from sector leaders

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 are encouraged to gain work experience and develop professional skills to build your professional portfolio. You are supported in this particularly in the second year 'Professional Development for Nutritionists' module, and there are also opportunities through the Students' Union and the Careers and Employability Service. Employability is embedded in a number of modules, and practical assessment tasks often replicate real life scenarios. You may also undertake summer internships in a variety of settings.

Networking opportunities

You automatically become members of our award-winning Food and Nutrition Society, where you can meet other students, alumni and industry experts with a passion for food. There are also opportunities to gain the perspectives of external speakers with specialist expertise during guest lectures.

Competitions

You will have the opportunity to apply for an additional leadership award in your final year. This is delivered by external industry consultants and is a great way to enhance your CV. You are also encouraged to enter competitions such as the IFST Young Scientist Competition, the Dairy Council Sport Nutrition Award and the Hallam Award which recognises students for the skills they develop through extra-curricular activities.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • nutrition support
  • weight management
  • lifestyle advice and counselling
  • personal training
  • research
  • health promotion
  • food industry consultancy
  • elite athlete support

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • local authorities
  • the community and local partnerships
  • the Department of Health
  • the private sector including the food industry
  • sports and exercise agencies
  • charitable organisations
  • the NHS

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

  • specialist laboratories for physiology practicals where you can measure body composition, biological markers, and the impact of nutrients and non-nutrients on athletic performance
  • industry standard development kitchens
  • specialist sensory and feeding facilities
  • food technology facilities
  • food safety and microbiology laboratories
  • dietary and recipe analysis software

Entry requirements

UK students

Normally, five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above including English language, mathematics and science plus one of the following

• 112 UCAS Points, including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications We accept AS levels and general studies

Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.

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 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

EU and 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.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic And Professional Skills Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Food Composition And Ingredient Functionality Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Introduction To Food Safety Management Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Nutrition In Context Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Nutritional Physiology And Metabolism Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Nutrition Through The Lifecycle Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Exam:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%
Module: Physiology And Biochemistry Of Health And Disease Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Professional Development For Nutritionists Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Food Concept Feasibility Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Physical Activity And Health Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Behaviour Change And Health Communication Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%
Module: Epidemiology Of Diet And Disease Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 70%
30%
Module: Food And Nutrition Research Project Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Food Perception And Consumer Behaviour Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Issues In Food And Nutrition Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 70%
30%
Module: Issues In Sport And Exercise Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Nutrition For Sport Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. 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 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

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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