BSC (HONOURS) Human Nutrition and Health

BSC (HONOURS) Human Nutrition and Health
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 -
Friday, December 31, 9999
9am - 5pm
Sheffield Hallam University

S1 1WB

BSC (HONOURS) Human Nutrition and Health


Learn about all aspects of human nutrition and how it impacts on health at both individual and societal levels.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year 
International: £13,250 per year

How long will I study?  3 Years

Where will I study?City Campus

What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points

What is the UCAS code? A007

When do I start? September

1. Course summary

  • Understand how particular diets impact on health and disease.
  • Learn about 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.

2. 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

Dr Rachel Rundle

I joined the academic team at Hallam in 2008 and have developed teaching expertise in public health nutrition, plus research interests in maternal and infant health, … Read more

Applied learning

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.


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.

3. 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


This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which allows graduates to apply for Direct Entry Registration (at Associate Level) with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).

4. Where will I study?

You study at City Campus


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 work with:

  • fully equipped food and nutrition laboratories
  • nutrient quantification equipment
  • specialist health and physical activity measurement devices
  • bio-electrical impedence body composition analysers
  • dynameters for measuring strength and power output
  • state of the art development kitchens
  • a sensory evaluation suite conforming to the latest British standards
  • nutritics, a specialist software for diet assessment
  • PebblePad, to record, organise and evaluate all the evidence from your course and relevant extra-curricular activities which support your professional development and reflective practice

5. Entry requirements

UCAS points

  • 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, Sociology 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


  • 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)

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• 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.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills, or equivalent.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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