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Bath Spa University School of Science, Society and Management 48 / 49At the end of Year 2 you have the option to choose a ten month Year in Business placement or a shorter ten week placement during the summer break. This is an invaluable chance to apply your knowledge and skills in the real world, making you even more attractive to employers. In your final year, when you finish your placement, you will practice, develop, challenge and explore all your business learning, and examine management as an integrating activity. You will undertake a business-related dissertation, exploring in depth a topic of business that really interests you. You'll also have the opportunity to work individually or with colleagues to develop and set up a business. A choice of modules allows you to pursue specialist areas such as marketing, human resources, or management accounting. Sample modules include: Year 1: Organisations and the Business Environment; Economics and Globalisation; Managing Data. Year 2: Business Toolkit; Financial Accounting; Human Resource Management Year 3: Dissertation; Managing Sustainability; Business Strategy; Enterprise: Creating and Developing a BusinessCareers During your degree programme you'll have many opportunities to explore your career aspirations, helped by visiting speakers who will encourage you to look at work placements and internships. You'll also work alongside businesses on project based assignments, giving you useful insights to a range of businesses and possible career choices. Your preferred pathway may be in one of the various business functions (marketing, human resources, management accounting, business strategy, leadership) - or to set up your own business. Business and Management Biology BA (Hons) BSc (Hons)Why choose this course? This course opens opportunities rather than limits them - it doesn't focus on just one function. You'll be given personal support in your study - staff are committed to helping students to achieve their goals. Graduate ProfileJoseph Cooper, Business & Management, graduated 2009-"I decided to study Business and Management at Bath Spa University because the course offered opportunities for both professional and personal development which I felt would be transferable across several different career options. I chose to extend the course to four years by participating in the Year In Industry program after the end of my second year of study, and worked for a year as a Marketing Assistant. Upon graduating from Bath Spa I was offered a year's internship with UBS AG Investment Bank based in the USA, which I've just finished . I've now returned to the UK and am working for the bank in London as a Legal Negotiator for Traded products. Attending Bath Spa University was the best decision I have made in my life. I entered not knowing what I would do with my life and which direction and opportunities were available to me and I left with a plethora opportunities for my career and future development, both professional and personal. The lecturers offer a wealth of knowledge which is communicated to students in a simple yet effective style, which not only enables students to take in the information but also challenges the students' thinking. Lecturers are always happy to offer support and further help when needed. A friendly and welcoming atmosphere from both staff and students alike made the University a joy to visit each and every day."About the course Year 1 ensures that you have a broad and grounded knowledge of business today, giving a platform to develop specialised knowledge as you progress through the course. You will gain a good grasp of what business is all about, the environment within which business operates; key activities at the centre of most organisations, an understanding of economic thinking and of the role of data and information in business. In Year 2 you'll get to know about the functions of a business and how these functions relate to each other. You'll start to form opinions of functions and how they manage the challenges that are presented to them on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to work on projects and to use business tools and techniques to solve problems, and you'll start to develop your employability skills before seeking a placement at the end on this study year. There is a compulsory module on Financial Accounting, and a range of other modules related to business and management functions. Biology is a wide ranging programme allowing you to study the subject in breadth or specialise in aspects which particularly interest you, such as human biology or ecology.Why choose this course? This course covers all the core aspects of biology while still allowing you to develop expertise in specialist areas. Biology has a strong practical element and you will have plenty of opportunities to study plants and animals in the wild as well as in the laboratory. Day trips and residential field trips are a feature of the course. Our staff are friendly and enthusiastic with expertise in many areas of biology from occupational diseases to wildlife conservation. By the end of your degree you will be particularly well equipped for a career in biology but you will also have a broad range of transferable skills and the versatility to succeed in many other careers. There is also the opportunity for you to gain work experience in a relevant organisation as part of your degree programme. Our campus is particularly well suited to the study of biology, boasting many interesting habitats including woodland, farmland, a lake, ponds and a stream. As well as these important natural resources we also have a boat, wildlife video system, walled garden, greenhouses, recently refurbished laboratories and a range of specialist equipment and computer software. In brief, we can provide everything you need to make your biological studies relevant, interesting and applicable to a rewarding career. About the course In your first year you will study the core module, Biology: The Living World. This allows you to develop your understanding of the fundamentals of biology from cell biology and genetics to characteristics of plant and animal communities. You may also choose to study additional modules in human biology and biodiversity. In the second year you will look at the biology of plants, animals and humans in greater depth and be able to study additional topics that particularly interest you, such as human environments, ecology, environmental management and wildlife conservation. In your final year of study you have the opportunity to specialise in specific topics such as animal behaviour, marine biology, human health, ecological assessment and plants and people. Careers We realise that having a degree relevant to employers is crucial if you are going to find a job at the end of your studies. We are particularly aware of skills employers need and this is reflected in the content and structure of our modules. Our graduates are successful and many take further qualifications such as PGCE, Masters or doctorates. Others have been employed in both public and private organisations such as ecological consultancies, water companies, wildlife trusts, teaching and government agencies such as the Environment Agency.This course will equip you with the business and management knowledge and skills to work in a range of business settings and sectors. This could be in a company, an organisation, in the private or public sector, a charity or your own business. Graduate ProfileMike Williams, graduated 2005-" As an ecological consultant I am mostly involved in undertaking surveys for protected and endangered species, usually in respect to planning applications, and giving ecological advice to our clients. Most frequently I am sent out to undertake surveys for bats, great crested newts, badgers, dormice and reptiles, and with my entomological expertise I also get involved with invertebrate surveys. Once the data has been collected we then advise the client on how to proceed without harming these species. This often involves creating new habitat on or near the site and moving the animals out of the way of harm."UCAS CodeBusiness and ManagementNN12Popular CombinationsSociology - NL13 Psychology - NC18 For a full list of courses you can combine with Business and Management, see page 63. Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB +AS c). See page 20Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 114No. of places (2010)15 (additional places are available as part of a Combined Award)More Student Survey Score (2010)91% satisfaction with teachingCourse InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 625No. of places (2010)60 (additional places are available as part of a Combined Award)More Student Survey Score (2010)83% satisfaction with teaching01 Ecological fieldwork opportunities are a strong feature of Biology02 Mike Williams, graduated 20050102UCAS CodeBiologyC100Popular CombinationsGeography - CF18 Psychology - CC18 For a full list of courses you can combine with Biology, see page 63. Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (excluding General Studies) eg BCC; BB+AS a. Minimum 80 points from a relevant science subject such as biology, chemistry, human biology, environmental science or social biology. See page 20

understanding of the principles of nutrition, health and food safety, and be able to apply this understanding to work related situations. Modules will cover nutrition in society, public health and health promotion, food and nutrition and research methods which allows you to develop your research skills and develop a deep understanding of a topic relating to your own interests. Optional modules allow you to tailor your degree to human health or product development. In the final year you will select from a range of compulsory and optional modules according to your career aspirations and interests. You can explore issues relating to diet activity and health, current issues in nutrition and food, health and food safety. You will be able to develop your particular interests by designing and carrying out your own independent research project. Sample modules include: Year 1: Introduction to Food and Nutrition; Public Health Nutrition. Year 2: Advanced Food and Nutrition; Public Health and Health Promotion. Year 3: Diet Activity and Health; Current Issues in Nutrition"I came back to study as a mature student choosing a degree covering diet health and nutrition. I was concerned about my ability to cope with a science based degree due to my lack of science. However, I found the staff were so knowledgeable and supportive. I have been able to enjoy the learning process and the hard work that was required. Bath Spa University has been a great place to study which I highly recommend." Recent GraduateCareers You will gain the essential skills required to work within nutrition and health or related fields either within the food industry, health service or leisure industry, both private and public sector. On graduation from this programme, students will also be able to apply to register with the UK Nutrition Society as an associate nutritionist. Further postgraduate study or research is also an option.provides the opportunity to further investigate career options. You will undertake a work placement with an appropriate employer or Non- Governmental Organisation in the UK. Topics covered in the course include: Year 1: introduction to geography; development and sustainability; physical landscapes; Earth observation; global food issues. Year 2: sustainable communities; climate change; research methods; project management.Careers Opportunities are varied and include employment as an agency field worker or a voluntary sector worker, or careers with non-governmental organisations and government departments. Opportunities also exist in education, tourism, and further study. The Foundation Degree is a vocational qualification, and prepares you for seeking paid or voluntary work in the development sector. Your practical field-based experience gives you the edge over more academic courses, and you can be qualified in only two years. Development Geography Diet and Health Foundation Degree (FdSc) BSc (Hons)Why choose this course? This course offers a broad area of study on many different aspects of diet, nutrition and the factors that impact on health. You will study nutrition in terms of diet and the role that diet plays in reducing risk factors associated with disease. You will also investigate diet and health from a social perspective and consider a range of topics related to food choice and the production of a safe and nutritious food supply. Applied science is introduced into the programme where appropriate and our approach to teaching and learning is particularly supportive to those without a prior science qualification. Class sizes in seminars and workshop are small (typically about 20 students) so there is a lot of individual support. Throughout the programme you will be encouraged If you care about the world we live in, and wish to learn more about the environmental, social and geopolitical issues and challenges facing the developed and developing world today, then the Foundation Degree in Development Geography is the course for you.An exciting and varied programme that explores diet and health from three key perspectives - nutrition, public health and food safety - and designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the field of diet and health but currently lack a traditional science background. Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length2 years full-timeNo. of applicants (2010) 36No. of places (2010)10More CodeDevelopment GeographyF850Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c) Alternative qualifications welcome. See page 20 National Student Survey Score (2010)87% satisfaction with teaching01 A potential research project location01 Healthy eatingWhy choose this course? - Undertake a field investigation in a developing country.- Take a work placement with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in the UK. - Training in practical geographical skills and those used by NGO practitioners. - Excellent pastoral and academic support. - Small, friendly department, with approachable and knowledgeable tutors with considerable experience of overseas fieldwork. - On successful completion of the Foundation Degree you can apply to the third year of the Geography course to 'top up' your qualification to a BSc Honours degree. About the course The course explores the main themes and issues of development, with particular focus on developing countries, and environmental sustainability. In the first year you will gain knowledge about development theory and the concept of sustainable development, and become practised in methods of scientific investigation. The application of geographical methods and techniques will enable you to examine real-world development problems, such as global inequality, women's roles in development, population trends, health and education resources, environmental degradation, energy resources, climate change and sustainable communities. You will develop a range of skills that will prepare you for the remainder of your course as well as your future career. Skills include computing (such as Geographic Information Systems), laboratory and field-based work, researching and analysing data to aid decision making, working alone and in teams, executing a field investigation, and clear communication, both written and oral. A unique feature of this two year programme is that you will undertake a research project and volunteering experience in a developing country (for example, Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, Peru or Thailand) for one month. And with future careers in mind, a second year module 01to develop your personal and professional skills with particular focus being the opportunity to explore future career options and employability. About the course In your first year core modules in food and nutrition, and health and social care will provide you with introductory information on nutrition and dietary analysis, food safety, food manufacture and the measurement of health. These modules will be supported by modules on human biology and public health nutrition. You will develop a sound knowledge of the basics of human nutrition and its impact on the human body, an awareness of how to collect data on diets and health and an understanding of wider issues relating to the food supply system. In Year 2, you will develop a critical UCAS CodeDiet and HealthB900 Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB+ AS a). See page 20 Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time;part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 56No. of places (2010)15More Student Survey Score (2010)87% satisfaction with teaching01 Bath Spa University School of Science, Society and Management