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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

Nutrition, Diet and Wellbeing (1 year top-up)

Full-time Food and nutrition

Develop strategies and communicate ways to improve our dietary and lifestyle choices, and understand how they impact our health and wellbeing.


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What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £13,995 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? A006
When do I start? September 2021

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Course summary

  • Top up your existing foundation degree or qualifications to full honours level
  • Develop a strong, well-rounded understanding of nutritional sciences.
  • Learn how to develop, manage and evaluate wellbeing services and skills.
  • Build your portfolio through participation in live projects and learn to manage your professional development.
  • Acquire fundamental knowledge about food and nutrition relevant to key sectors.

Our dietary and lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing — and can have repercussions on a national level. This course provides the rigorous academic training, as well as the employability and communication skills, you need to work in the nutrition and wellbeing sector, and improve the quality of life for those affected by dietary issues.

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.

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

You will have the opportunity to work on a consultancy project. 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

Live projects and field trips provide excellent networking opportunities. Additionally, alumni are invited 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.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • Health Improvement Officer
  • Programme manager (positive behaviour change)
  • Community wellbeing coordinator
  • Health trainer
  • Health and wellbeing project manager
  • Workplace wellbeing consultant
  • Exercise referral and health coaching

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

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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

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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

Normally GCSE (or equivalent) passes (C and above or 4+ on new GCSE structure (England only) in English Language, Maths and one science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or double science equivalents (England & Wales only)).

Students whose first language is not English must have English Language standards no less than 6.5 IELTS (or equivalent), with no individual section less than 6.0.

For mature students broadly similar equivalents would normally be required though it is recognised these may come from a combination of relevant academic qualifications (e.g. relevant access course, BTEC, HNC etc.) normally coupled with appropriate and relevant experience in an associated sector.

Top-Up, applicants' prior learning will be reviewed to ensure that the students possess the knowledge and skills required to successfully engage with the top-up degree.

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

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.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Behaviour Change And Health Communications Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Food And Nutrition Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Nutrition Portfolio Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Wellbeing Service Provision Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Issues In Nutrition Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Issues In Public Health Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Issues In Sports Nutrition Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 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, 239.5KB)

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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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