BSC (HONOURS) Nutrition, Diet and Wellbeing

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

S1 1WB

BSC (HONOURS) Nutrition, Diet and Wellbeing


Develop strategies and communicate ways to improve our dietary and lifestyle choices, and understand how they impact our health and wellbeing.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee?Home/EU: £9,250 per year 
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)

How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years

Where will I study? City Campus

What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points

What is the UCAS code? A005

When do I start? September

Placement available? Yes

1. Course summary

  • Develop a strong, well-rounded understanding of nutritional sciences.
  • Learn how to develop, manage and evaluate wellbeing services and skills.
  • Build your portfolio through participation in live projects and learn to manage your professional development.
  • Acquire fundamental knowledge about food and nutrition relevant to key sectors.

Our dietary and lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing — and can have repercussions on a national level. This course provides the rigorous academic training, as well as the employability and communication skills, you need to work in the nutrition and wellbeing sector, and improve the quality of life for those affected by dietary issues.


Watch student Sam Hague talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

2. How you learn

Watch lecturer Anna Sorsby talk about this course.

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

Course leaders and tutors - 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

Work placements

As a student on BSc Nutrition, Diet and Wellbeing 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 portfolio which could be used to support an application for recognition by an appropriate professional body such as the Association for Nutrition.

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 as a

  • Health Improvement Officer
  • Programme manager (positive behaviour change)
  • Community wellbeing coordinator
  • Health trainer
  • Health and wellbeing project manager
  • Workplace wellbeing consultant
  • Exercise referral and health coaching

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

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. 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
  • Science 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 - an Access to HE Diploma 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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