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Sheffield Hallam University

Human Nutrition and Health

UCAS Code: A007

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant Science, Social Science or Health Science based subject with 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 at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4 Two sciences at grade C or 4 (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or double science equivalents)

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications including a relevant Science subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science, Mathematics, Geology, Psychology or Sport Science. For example: BBC 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 | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Nutrition

- Explore how particular diets impact on health and disease.

- Study the composition of foods and the food chain.

- Learn how to review, develop and evaluate public health initiatives and policies.

- Assess the impact of diets on performance in sports and exercise.

- Develop, record and reflect on professional skills you need to work in the nutrition sector.

Diet-related diseases take their toll on the quality of life for many people, and impact on health inequalities at a national level. In this course, you'll meet exacting industry standards and gain the knowledge, experience and skills you need to work in the field of nutrition.

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Read more about the accreditation for this course.

**How you learn**

This varied and intellectually stimulating course allows you to bring theoretical studies to life. You’ll reinforce your understanding through practicals, consultancy projects and applied learning activities, working alongside external partners ranging from schools to voluntary sector organisations.

Throughout, you'll benefit from the expertise of a teaching team with extensive sector experience, and work in state-of-the-art facilities including sensory suites, development kitchens, laboratories and athletics centres.

**You'll learn through**

- lectures and seminars

- real-world consultancy projects

- guest lectures

- practical sessions

**Applied learning**

**Work placements**

As a student, you will have the opportunity to undertake an optional paid placement year. We have a robust support system in place to help you when preparing and applying for a placement, and you will be supported by a dedicated work and employability mentor. Completing a placement is a great way to significantly enhance your professional development and build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers.

**Live projects**

Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to work on range of consultancy projects. For example, past students have worked on the development and nutritional analysis of a seasonal menu for a local dementia friendly café, healthy eating classroom education sessions in local primary schools, cook and eat sessions for a local scouts group and the development of a cooking resource pack for young adults with learning difficulties.

Other live projects involve interacting with members of the public to deliver sound and evidence-based nutrition information such as during our annual and well attended nutrition fair. You will also have the opportunity to practice your motivational interviewing skills to support behaviour change and promote healthier lifestyles.

**Field trips**

There are a number of field trips embedded in different modules to provide context to your learning and give you the opportunity to apply your skills. Past students have attended Food Matters Live, and various British Dietetic Association workshops.

**Networking opportunities**

The placement, live projects and field trips provide excellent networking opportunities. Additionally, alumni are invited regularly to come and meet our current students. This represents a fantastic opportunity to not only get a critical insight of different career options, but also start building your own professional network.

**Competitions**

We encourage our students to submit their work to the Nutrition Society student conference and relevant awards. In the past, our students have been recognised externally for the high standard of their work. One of our students recently won the Institute of Food Science and Technology young scientist award.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Academic And Professional Skills 20
Biochemistry And Physiology For Nutrition 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
Nutrition Through The Lifecycle 20
Physical Activity And Health 20
Physiology And Biochemistry Of Health And Disease 20
Professional Development For Nutritionists 20
Public Health In Practice 20

Final year
Compulsory modules
Behaviour Change And Health Communications 40
Epidemiology Of Diet And Disease 20
Food And Nutrition Research Project 20
Food Perception And Consumer Behaviour 20
Elective modules
Issues In Nutrition 20
Issues In Public Health 20
Issues In Sports Nutrition 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams

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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Sheffield Business School

TEF rating:
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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.

80%
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.

Nutrition

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
A

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.

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
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Average annual salary
94%
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Employed or in further education
53%
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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.

Nutrition

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

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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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