Everything you need to know...
- 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.
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How you learn
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
- laboratory classes
- counselling simulations
Course leaders and tutors
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).
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
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 through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with 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
- 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
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.
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. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Food Chain||Credits: 15||
|Module: Life-Course Approach To Nutrition||Credits: 30||
|Module: Nutritional Physiology And Biochemistry||Credits: 15||
|Module: Behaviour Change In Nutrition And Health||Credits: 15||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 45||
|Module: Issues In Public Health And Nutrition||Credits: 15||
|Module: Public Health Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Research Methods||Credits: 15||
|Module: Work Related Learning||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £9,340 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 £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)
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