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MSc Food Services Management with Nutrition (Work Experience)

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Year of Entry 2022/23

Food Services Management with Nutrition (Work Experience)

Learn everything you need to know about food services management with added work experience.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,620 or £10,820 (with work experience) for the course
International/EU: £14,895 or £16,095 (with work experience) for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Develop a relevant specialism for the contemporary food services industry
  • Analyse and evaluate current issues relating to nutrition and hospitality
  • Gain a deep understanding of the hospitality industry and develop as a leader
  • Benefit from an emphasis on applied learning and employability, and prepare for a vibrant job market.

As healthy eating grows in popularity, there is a demand for graduates who can bring their knowledge of nutrition to the hospitality sector. This course provides you with a holistic view of the industry, allowing you to explore consumer’s contemporary food choices (such as veganism and gluten-free diets).

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

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.

This course will allow you to study management and leadership within hospitality, while placing emphasis on nutrition.

Your course is designed and delivered by an experienced team of academics and practitioners. Working collaboratively with industry, they aim to impart the skills, knowledge and experience that hospitality industry employers seek.

You will experience a challenging and supportive learning environment, which combines hands-on practical learning with traditional classroom study.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • virtual and experiential workshops
  • tutorials
  • site visits
  • problem-solving exercises
  • presentations
  • practical sessions
  • working with external organisations

Course leaders and tutors

Norman Dinsdale
Norman Dinsdale
Senior Lecturer

Norman is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Business School. His specialities are Entrepreneurship, Food and Beverage Management, International Culinary Arts, Food Safe … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

An industry placement forms part of the work experience route.  You will gain real-world experience to improve your practical management skills and employability. We provide you with support to secure a placement through employability workshops and dedicated support.

Live projects

You will apply your learning in research and live client briefs — resolving real business issues. The course also includes guest lecturers from industry experts, and the opportunity to participate in real-life consulting projects.

Field trips

You will participate in a field trip which allows you to contextualise, consolidate and complement your learning

Networking opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for networking through our strong connections with industry and our alumni.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • food service management
  • multinational hotels
  • leisure groups
  • conference venues
  • pubs, bars and restaurants
  • any food-related business

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.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you'll work with

  • a state-of-the-art training space in our development kitchens, food and nutrition labs and sensory suite
  • city centre location close to rail and bus links
  • extensive informal learning spaces
  • contemporary teaching accommodation

Entry requirements

All students

Normally an honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification. We will consider enquiries from those who have substantial management experience 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.

If English is not the first language, for the work experience route, you will require an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent. For the non-work experience route, if English is not your first language, you will require an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below the required level you can consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Applicants may be admitted with no formal qualifications but with substantial industrial experience at a senior level and some evidence, from references, performances on training courses or further education qualifications that he/she should be capable of gaining a postgraduate qualification.

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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

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. 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.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business And Management Strategy Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues In Nutrition For Hospitality Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Culinary Creativity, Innovation And Change Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Nutrition For Food Services Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Methods Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sales And Revenue Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Work Related Learning Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Hospitality Service Excellence Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Profitable Food And Beverage Operations Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Msc Placement Credits: -

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £9,620 for the course without work experience placement or £10,820 with work experience placement.

† 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,895 for the course without work experience placement or £16,095 with work experience placement.

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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.

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You apply for this course via our online application form.

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