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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2018/19
MSc

Food and Nutrition Sciences

Full-time Food and nutrition

Gain advanced food industry knowledge and practical experience.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,500 or £8,780 for the course †
International: £13,250 or £14,750 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Gain the advanced qualifications needed for an exciting career in food and nutritional science
  • Benefit from a healthy job market and a course emphasis on employability
  • Attain in-depth knowledge of nutrition, food production, legislation and development
  • Prepare for technical and product development roles in a vibrant industry
  • Study in an applied setting with state-of-the-art kitchens and facilities

MSc Food and Nutritional Science allows you to advance your existing relevant qualifications and specialise in the field. You'll use hands-on techniques and study food and nutrition in depth, preparing for a worthwhile career.

How you learn

This course prepares you for technical and product development roles in the food industry with a strong emphasis on nutrition. You learn about food production and nutrition in an applied setting, developing core technical skills in our state-of-the-art development kitchens, food and nutrition labs and sensory suite. You apply these practical skills to live briefs with commercial applications provided by our industrial partners, such as Morrisons and Cranswick PLC, as well as in optional placements.

You learn through

  • lectures, seminars and workshops
  • practical sessions
  • live projects
  • case studies
  • optional placements
  • academic research
  • dissertation

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Leonardo Guevara
Dr Leonardo Guevara
Senior Lecturer In Food Studies

Leonardo is a Senior Lecturer in the Food Subject Group in the Department of Service Sector Management at Sheffield Business School

Applied learning

Work placements

This course involves an optional industry placement, which can run for six to twelve months. These provide you with valuable industry experience and contacts.

Live projects

In the professional and academic skills strand of this course you will apply your learning to academic research and commercial briefs. Examples include developing tasty healthy alternatives, understanding the impact of food labelling on consumers, developing a food product for a major food retailer partner or supporting local SMEs with food quality assurance systems.

Networking opportunities

With strong industry and alumni ties, placement opportunities and commercial briefs, this course provides ample opportunity for networking.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • food product development
  • food regulation and labelling
  • food industry policy
  • procurement and food supplier management
  • food quality management

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
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • development kitchens
  • food and nutrition labs
  • sensory suite

Entry requirements

All students

Normally an honours degree at 2:2 or above in a science or recognised equivalent qualification in science. For example, food science, nutrition, health and wellbeing, exercise science or biological sciences are all relevant disciplines.

Applicants with an honours degree in an alternative discipline and relevant work experience are considered on an individual basis.

We consider enquiries from those who have substantial experience working in relevant positions in the food industry or in nutrition related positions but do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite these potential students for an interview to discuss their particular background, experience and qualifications.

Work Experience Route

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent.

Non Work Experience Route

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 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'.


Modules

The elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Food Concepts And Products Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Dissertation Credits: 45.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Food Chain Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Food Processing Safety And Quality Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Life-Course Approach To Nutrition Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%
Module: Nutritional Physiology And Biochemistry Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Research Methods Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Work Related Learning Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £7,500 for the course without work experience placement or £8,780 with work experience placement.

† If you are studying an undergraduate 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 2018/19 is £13,250 for the course without work experience placement or £14,750 with work experience placement.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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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)

Legal information

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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