Everything you need to know...
- Gain detailed understanding of the principles and practice of human nutrition.
- Understand the causes of obesity and the challenges faced in its prevention and treatment.
- Enhance your ability to critically analyse current and developing theories in human nutrition and weight management.
On this course, you’ll study nutrition in detail, while focusing on the subject of obesity and weight management. You’ll explore the root causes behind these issues, and understand the roles nutritionists can play in supporting individuals to reach their weight loss goals.
This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Read more about the accreditation for this course.
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How you learn
This course aims to develop your theoretical and practical skills ready for industry. It is based around four major strands — covering core and specialist knowledge, as well as employability and research skills.
We use a student-centred approach. The course content is delivered by experts and has been designed to equip you with the relevant expertise and experience you need for employment.
The teaching team uses their own research and professional backgrounds to bring the theoretical content to life and ensure that you learn about the latest developments in the field.
You learn through:
- laboratory classes
- counselling simulations
Course leaders and tutors
Throughout the course, you’ll take part in activities centred on giving you real industry experience and improving your professional development. These might include work shadowing and volunteering, working on live weight or obesity management projects, or attending relevant conferences, events and workshops.
You then complete a work-related learning module to reflect on personal and professional development. You will be required to identify these areas in an action plan and identify objectives and activities to undertake.
This course prepares you for a career in
- obesity prevention and weight management
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 is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
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
- nutrition laboratories
- development kitchens
- specialist feeding booths
- specialist dietary assessment software
Normally an honours degree in a science or relevant discipline (2:2 or above) or recognised equivalent qualification. For example food science, nutrition, health and wellbeing, exercise science, biological sciences and psychology would all be relevant. Applicants with an honours degree in an alternative discipline and relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.
We will consider enquiries from those who have substantial experience working in relevant positions in the sport and health sector, food industry or in the field of nutrition but do not have the normal entry requirements. These applications will be dealt with in accordance with SHU Recognition of Prior Learning policy. We may invite these potential students for an interview to discuss their particular background, experience and qualifications.
If English is not their first language, applicants will need an IELTS score of 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent. If the applicant's English language skill is currently below the required level we will consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable them to achieve an equivalent score.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
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.
Due to the AfN accreditation requirements of the this course, there are no elective modules offered.
|Module: Food Chain||Credits: 15||
|Module: Life-Course Approach To Nutrition||Credits: 30||
|Module: Nutritional Physiology And Biochemistry||Credits: 15||
|Module: Work Related Learning||Credits: 15||
|Module: Behaviour Change In Nutrition And Health||Credits: 15||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 45||
|Module: Global Obesity||Credits: 15||
|Module: Interventions For Weight Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Research Methods||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £8,240 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.
† 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.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
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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