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Year of Entry 2019/20
MSc

Nutrition with Public Health Management

Part-time Food and nutrition

Build your knowledge of nutrition, physiology and biochemistry, behaviour change techniques, food science, public health policy and practice.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £8,000 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Gain in-depth knowledge and detailed understanding of the principles and practice of human nutrition.
  • Develop an appropriate level of competence in public health management including financial, organisational and applied management relevant to employment in the nutrition and the public health sector.
  • Enhance your ability to critically analyse current and developing theory.

Nutritionists within the public health sector play an important role in promoting good health and preventing diet-related disease in the population. 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). Read more about the accreditation for this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Lucie Nield talk about Food and Nutrition at Sheffield Hallam University.

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.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • laboratory classes
  • counselling simulations
  • workshops

Course leaders and tutors

Lucie Nield
Lucie Nield
Senior Lecturer In Nutrition

My main roles include lecturing to undergraduate and postgraduate students in areas including sport, nutrition, nutritional health, physiology and supporting student … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You complete the work related learning module to reflect on personal and professional development and produce an Action Plan. You're required to identify areas for personal development in your action plans and identify objectives and activities to undertake.

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 nutritonists outlined by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Networking opportunities

We encourage you to attend conferences, external workshops and other sector related events.


Future careers

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

Accreditation

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).

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
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you

  • 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

Entry requirements

All students

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

We also expect at least one A level in science or equivalent. If you do not have this but are capable of masters level study, you will be considered individually.

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

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

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.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Food Chain Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Life-Course Approach To Nutrition Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Nutritional Physiology And Biochemistry Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Behaviour Change In Nutrition And Health Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Issues In Public Health And Nutrition Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Public Health Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Work Related Learning Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £8,000 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.

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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)

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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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