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Food and Nutrition

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

•English language or literature at grade C or 4 •Maths at grade D or 3

UCAS Tariff

104

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example: BCC at A Level DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Food and beverage studies

Nutrition

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

**Course summary**
- Learn how to identify gaps in the market and develop new food products to meet changing customer needs and market demand.

- Study food processing technologies and learn how to balance demands for nutritional quality, shelf life, sustainability, flavour and other sensory attributes.

- Explore the importance of food safety and how to manage this across a range of food manufacturing and retail contexts.

- Develop, the practical and professional skills required to work in the dynamic and fast paced food industry.

Benefit from studying on an Institute of Food Science and Technology-accredited course and take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities.

Engage in assessments that reflect the way that you communicate and practice in industry and respond to live project briefs from a range of food retailers and manufacturers. We’ve designed our course around industry needs to ensure that you enjoy excellent career opportunities upon graduation.

**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.

You are taught by a team of lecturers who have research or managerial experience in the food industry. Nutrition lecturers are registered with the Association for Nutrition.

You learn through

- lectures

- seminars

- practical sessions in state-of-the-art facilities

- guest lectures from leading industry professionals

- problem based learning

- workshops

- a live consultancy project in the final year

- self-directed learning activities

**Applied learning
Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there.

Previous students have gained placements at organisations such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Bakkavor, Greencore, Unilever, GSK, Premier Foods and Samworth Brothers.

**Networking opportunities**

Industry professionals from a variety of disciplines present guest lectures and lead workshops giving you subject knowledge across a variety of modules from first year through to final year. You will have the opportunity to meet employers as part of the placement process at employment fairs.

You also work on a live consultancy challenge during the final year, where you are given a brief from an industry partner and need to design, plan and deliver solutions.

**Competitions and awards**

You have the opportunity to apply for an additional leadership award. This is delivered by external industry consultants and is a great way to enhance your CV.

Modules

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 can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Academic And Professional Skills 20
Business Analysis For The Service Sector 20
Food Composition And Ingredient Functionality 20
Introduction To Food Safety Management 20
Introduction To Human Nutrition 20
Marketing Communications 20

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Academic Research Skills 20
Developing Food Products 20
Food Concept Feasibility 20
Food Technology 20
Nutrition Through The Lifecycle 20
People And Organisations In Context 20

Year 3

Optional modules

Placement Year -

Final year

Compulsory modules

Food And Nutrition Research Project 20
Food Innovation Consultancy Challenge 40
Food Perception And Consumer Behaviour 20
Food Quality Management 20
Issues In Nutrition 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams
Practical

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Business Technology and Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
med
Food and beverage studies
75%
med
Nutrition

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Food and beverage studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
D

Nutrition and dietetics

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
A
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Food & beverage studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
18%
Engineering professionals
6%
Customer service occupations

This is still not a common degree - about 400 graduates a year at the last count - and outcomes are good. The most common outcome for this group of graduates is to work as engineers in parts of the food industry, but a significant minority take specialist postgraduate courses and get jobs in our rapidly-expanding brewing industry. Jobs here are tied to the food industry and so are less likely to be in London or other big cities than other jobs.

Nutrition

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Engineering professionals

This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietician — an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. We don’t have many graduates in nutrition every year and with the population becoming more aware of health and well-being and with many medical needs being addressed by the application of specific diets, this is likely to be an area of increasing demand in the future.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Agriculture, food and related studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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