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Human Nutrition and Health with Foundation Year BSc

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Course summary

  • 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).

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 is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc Human Nutrition and Health course, or if you just want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. 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

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • nutrition and scientific affairs
  • public health or community nutritionist
  • weight and diabetes management
  • behaviour change
  • food industry (nutrition)
  • sport nutrition
  • research (including post-graduate research degrees)

Previous graduates from BSc Nutrition courses at Sheffield Hallam have gone on to work for:

  • Birmingham Children's Hospital / Chesterfield Royal Hospital / Royal Derby Hospital
  • Boots
  • Bupa
  • Why Weight Sheffield

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,415per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications including a relevant Science subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science, Mathematics, Geology, Psychology or Sport Science. We do not accept General Studies. For example:CC at A LevelMPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working, or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 43 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    124 65%

    22nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    21st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 86%

    7th

    15

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