Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Food and Nutrition with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).
  • Gain specific knowledge and skills in key areas of food technology.
  • Develop the skills and competencies required for a successful food and nutrition career.
This course prepares you for a range of careers in the food industry with roles in food product development, quality assurance, technical management, buying and more. We actively engage with food retailers and food manufacturers and design our course around industry needs to ensure that you enjoy excellent career opportunities. 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. The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree. You are taught by a team of lecturers who have research or managerial experience in the food industry. They are members or fellows of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, and the 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
In the foundation year, you’ll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You’ll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you’ll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study. **Applied learning Work placements** You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth 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. Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) engagement encompasses opportunities at all levels at various events, competitions, committees and career events. 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 In the final year you have the opportunity to enter the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) Young Scientist Competition. You will also 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.

Course details

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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Contemporary Issues 20 Introduction To Business 20 Organisation Management And Delivery 1 20 Organisation Management And Delivery 2 20 Self And Stakeholder Management 20 The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries 20 Year 2 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 3 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 4 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 method

Coursework Exam Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • AACSB International

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A082
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/food-and-nutrition/bsc-honours-food-and-nutrition-with-foundation-year/full-time/2022

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2021 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalents

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2022/23 are £9,250 per year. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year.

Sponsorship information

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

Food and Nutrition with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS