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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

  • Learn how to identify gaps in the food and nutrition market.
  • Develop new food products in our state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Study food processing technologies and food safety.
  • Acquire sought-after external qualifications to boost your CV.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and prepares you for a variety of roles in the fast-paced food sector, the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. You’ll learn how to balance demands for nutritional quality, shelf life, sustainability and various sensory attributes – as well as managing food safety across a range of food manufacturing and retail contexts. How you learn Our award-winning teachers have worked in the food and nutrition sectors and are actively involved in applied and impactful research. You’ll understand the latest trends in food marketing, food consumer behaviour, food characteristics and nutrition. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge to live projects in collaboration with external partners, making you stand out to employers. At every level of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with live projects and professional work opportunities. You can apply to access placements, volunteering opportunities and work experience through our relationships with food manufacturers and retailers. 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
Applied learning - Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you relevant sector experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. Previous students have gained placements at organisations such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Bakkavor, Greencore, Unilever, GSK, Premier Foods and Samworth Brothers. Live projects Live projects are embedded within every level of your course – culminating in a final-year consultancy project with an external partner. Here you get to use all the skills, knowledge and experience you’ve gained throughout the course. For example, previous students have worked with the Co-op, Warburtons, Innocent – to name a few. Past projects have included sugar reduction in biscuits and confectionery, the development of new ranges of products, and food packaging and plastic reduction for a healthier planet. Networking opportunities Graduates are invited regularly to come and meet our current students. Here you can get a critical insight of your different career options while starting to build your own professional network. You’ll also benefit from our professional body membership to interact with professionals and students from other institutions. Competitions We’ll encourage you to submit your work to Institute of Food Science and Technology competitions. In the past our students have been recognised externally for the high standard of their work – several winning the prestigious Institute of Food Science and Technology young scientist award.

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 Applied Academic Skills Food Business Management Food Choice: People And Planet Fundamentals Of Food And Nutrition: Composition, Safety And Nutrient Function Year 2 - Compulsory modules Applied Nutrition: Populations, Policy And Practice Food Innovation And Product Development Personal And Professional Development Sustainable Food: Preservation, Processing And Packaging Year 3 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Food And Nutrition Research Food And Nutrition Consultancy Challenge Food Quality Management Elective modules Issues In Sports Nutrition Global Issues In Nutrition And Health

Assessment method

Coursework Exams Practical

Professional bodies

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

  • Food Science and Technology of the United Kingdom, Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
DB44
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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/full-time/

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

Occupational Health Screening You will need to undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. As part of this assessment you are expected to provide all relevant, truthful and accurate information to ensure a safe environment for yourself and service users. Immunisations You must undertake a programme of immunisations as required by the Department of Health and meet the immunisation and immunity requirements of placement providers. This will be provided by the University free of charge. Please obtain details of your immunisation history from your doctor so you can submit this during your Occupational Health Screening.

Interview

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an online interview. To confirm your identity on the day please bring a valid form of photo ID with you, preferably a passport or photo driving licence. View our interview guidance to ensure you understand the interviews process and how you can prepare for this.

Other

Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2023 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)6If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill or equivalents

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
85%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here

Sponsorship information

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

Food and Nutrition at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS