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International/EU: £17,205 for the course
- Gain in-depth, Masters-level knowledge and detailed understanding of the principles and practice of human nutrition.
- Develop sector-specific competence including financial, organisational and applied public health management skills for employment in the nutrition and the public health sector.
- Enhance your ability to critically analyse current and developing theories.
Nutritionists within the public health sector play an important role in promoting good health and preventing diet-related disease and ill-health in the population. On this course you will study modules that provide you with a solid foundation in nutritional science, human physiology, biochemistry, behaviour change, research skills and public and population nutrition. This course equips recent graduates and health professionals with the knowledge and skills to specialise in public health nutrition.
This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Successfully completing an accredited course allows graduates to apply for Direct Entry Registration (at Associate Level) with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).
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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.
Develop and advance personal, professional and transferable skills that will equip you for a career in the rapidly evolving nutrition and public health environment and provide a foundation for employability and continuing professional development.
Our assessment package for each module is carefully considered to provide applied, real-world opportunities which are varied, interesting and challenge you to be the best you can be.
You learn through a variety of
- laboratory classes
- counselling simulations
This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.
Course leaders and tutors
Staff profile for Jo Pearce Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University
You complete the work related learning module to reflect on personal and professional development and produce an action plan. You will be supported to identify areas for personal development in your action plans and identify objectives and activities to undertake which are tailored to your specific needs.
Typical activities include work shadowing/volunteering, attending nutrition and food-related conferences, events and workshops and undertaking online courses. You also produce a reflective portfolio where you map your developmental activities to the core competencies for nutritionists outlined by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).
We encourage you to attend conferences, external workshops and other sector related events.
This course prepares you for a career as
- a public health manager such as obesity lead or healthy schools lead
- a food development co-ordinator
- a health promotion specialist
- a company nutritionist
- a nutritionist for international humanitarian organisation
- a nutrition researcher
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 may
- prepare diets/meals in our modern kitchens
- work in our specialised sensory feeding booths
- analyse the nutrient content of foods and measure markers of health in our food and human physiology laboratories
- use dietary assessment software
Typically, you should have one of the following
• an honours degree or equivalent in food, wellbeing, health or biological science
• substantial relevant experience at a senior level - with evidence from referees, performance on training courses or further education qualifications, showing you are capable of gaining a postgraduate qualification.
Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.
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. Due to the AfN accreditation requirements of this course, there are no elective modules offered. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Behaviour Change In Nutrition And Health
|Module: Food Chain
|Module: Issues In Public Health And Nutrition
|Module: Life-Course Approach To Nutrition
|Module: Nutritional Physiology And Biochemistry
|Module: Public Health Management
|Module: Research Methods
|Module: Work Related Learning
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course.
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 2024/25 is £17,205 for the course.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home 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, 163.5KB)
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