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Sheffield Hallam University

Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle

UCAS Code: L535
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Social work
Student score
74% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

• 112 UCAS Points, including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications We accept AS levels and general studies. Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Study a course designed to give you the knowledge and skills to become an associate nutritionist recognised by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). You can then work towards becoming a registered nutritionist, highly valued by many employers. The essential practical, communication and analytical skills you gain enable you to work in health improvement, community health promotion, sports nutrition, the food industry or private sector. Key areas of study include • the key physiological links between good diet, nutrition and lifestyle (especially physical activity) choices on health and well-being • how to analyse, understand and improve the diets of individuals and populations • how non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes or heart disease develop, and the role of diet, nutrition and lifestyle factors in their prevention • behaviour in relation to diet and physical activity and approaches to helping change behaviour. How you learn You build theoretical and real-world practical skills through a combination of lectures, seminars, and practical sessions. Some of these are laboratory based and some classroom based. During the course you • build transferable skills which you can apply to employment, research and further study • develop expertise in areas including ingredient choice, dietary analysis of individuals, athletes and populations • gain practical skills such as measuring body composition, nutritional biomarkers and athletic performance • learn behaviour change skills such as motivational interviewing Behaviour change skills are key methods used by professionals who work with lifestyle change such as weight management, public health and health coaching. Experienced lecturers guide you through a range of skills and approaches which are evidence based and essential for working in this sector. You also take business and management modules, enabling you to understand the working world and changing environment of healthcare, the food industry, and exercise and sports nutrition sectors. During the course you have the opportunity to work on real life projects. You are encouraged to gain work experience and develop professional skills to build your professional portfolio, which is required for registration with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) after graduating. In your final year, you carry out a research project in your chosen area of interest. Expert teaching You are taught by an experienced, research-active lecturing team who have contributed to internationally recognised research in areas such as obesity, behaviour change, diabetes and pregnancy. Many are AfN registered nutritionists with expertise in health and wellbeing, sport and exercise, dietetics, product development and consumer behaviour. This means you have access to the latest research and sector developments, ensuring your degree is industry relevant and meets the needs of employers. Facilities You build you practical skills in our modern, purpose-built laboratories and industry standard kitchens. This involves using the latest equipment including specialist sensory and feeding facilities, and equipment to analyse physiology and exercise performance. Your practical work is supported by our dedicated technical team. Leadership award Final year students 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. Professional recognition 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).


**Year one modules** • understanding food and ingredient selection • nutritional physiology and metabolism • food composition and safety • nutrition in context • academic and professional skills • marketing principles **Year two modules** • professional development for nutritionists • physiology and biochemistry of health and disease • nutrition through the lifecycle • academic research skills • people and organisations in context **Year two options***• food product development • physical activity and health **Year three modules** • behaviour change • epidemiology in health and disease • issues in food and nutrition • project **Year three options** • consumer perceptions of food • issues in sport and exercise • communicating nutrition and health messages • nutrition for sport

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 74% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
87% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
31% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
320 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21.6k MED
Graduates who are welfare professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.
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