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International/EU: £15,860 per year
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- 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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
- Why Weight Sheffield
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
Normally one from
• an HND or foundation degree in a relevant subject, with an overall merit profile from year two modules
• equivalent qualification in a relevant subject
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.
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.
|Module: Food And Nutrition Consultancy Challenge||Credits: 40||
|Module: Food And Nutrition Research Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Nutrition Portfolio||Credits: 20||
|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 fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/24 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.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year.
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, 233.2KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.