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Sheffield Hallam University

The food industry is the largest, fastest-moving and one of the most complex sectors that we support at Sheffield Business School. From manufacturing to retail, start-ups to supermarkets, accessing our food-based education programmes, high-quality facilities and specialist consultancy can give your business a competitive edge. We offer qualifications in food production, food legislation, food product development and nutrition, food marketing and food manufacturing.

Our food and nutrition expertise has made a real difference to the culture, calibre and competitiveness of many food businesses in the UK. We’ve worked with large retailers and producers as well as local SMEs to help them recruit and develop staff, develop new products, influence consumer choices and improve manufacturing efficiency. We also have considerable expertise in public health, from outreach in schools and NHS research projects.

Our students benefit from our research-active department’s close links with industry and participate in co-creating their learning. Our partners are manufacturers, retailers and charities, including leading brands such as Asda, Morrisons and M&S. We work with them to jointly develop courses, offer guest lectures, placements and live briefs for students to work on as consultancy projects. As examples, our food students work on new product development live briefs offered by our industrial partners and our nutrition students work in collaboration with local schools to improve pupils' nutrition. 

Our team of food and nutrition experts bring the benefits of sector and industry backgrounds into their teaching and learning practice. Many of our experts are members or fellows of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, registered nutritionists with the Association for Nutrition or affiliated to the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

We can work with you to design bespoke education programmes for your organisation, from short courses to in-depth study, leading to university qualifications. Talk to us about developing your own version of the degree apprenticeship if you have 15 apprentices or more.

Research and Innovation

Whether you want expert research and consultancy to train and develop your employees or to use our state-of-the-art facilities, working with us can help you drive your business forward.

We will build a multidisciplinary team to work with you according to your time and budget constraints. Our food experts offer specialist consultancy and research services to help your organisation with particular challenges.

Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University,
City Campus,
Howard Street,
South Yorkshire,
S1 1WB
0114 225 5000

Courses we offer

Gain a hands-on understanding of the food industry – including food product development, food technology, food safety and nutrition – on a course with strong links with major food retailers, and manuf…
The food industry is the UK's largest manufacturing sector and is experiencing a shortage of talented professionals to work in commercial, technical and product development roles. This course giv…
Study a multi-disciplinary engineering course that opens up exciting career opportunities in the food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. This course has been developed in…
Study a multi-disciplinary engineering course that opens up exciting career opportunities in the food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. This course has been developed in…
Gain broad engineering skills to tackle real-world food engineering and food safety challenges. Develop your career in a rapidly growing sector – the Food and Drink Federation estimates 140,000 new re…
The Level 6 Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship is a unique programme combining honours level education with workplace learning to help address technical knowledge and skills ga…
This course is ideal if you are a practising engineer or recent graduate looking to open up exciting career opportunities in the food and drink industry. Designed in collaboration with the Food and Dr…
An apprenticeship course you can complete while working in a related job role, qualifying as a degree-level food technology professional.
You study a university course alongside 30+ hours of employme…