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Bath Spa University School of Science, Society and Management 50 / 51 Environmental Science Food with Nutrition BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)Why choose this course? For many reasons; starting with a comment from a recent review of teaching. " W e were impressed with the range and scope of field-based teaching and the extent to which this expertise benefits student learning." Internal Review comment Class sizes are small - typically 23; staff and students are on first name terms, and each student is assigned a Personal Tutor from day one. All this helps to create an excellent learning environment. Expect to 'get your hands dirty'; we get you out of the classroom and into the environment as much as possible. Employers greatly value the practical skills you develop. About the course Environmental Science is a vast subject embracing many disciplines; at Bath Spa it is studied from two related perspectives - biological and geographical. Whilst some topics, such as ecology and environmental management, are compulsory, there are many optional modules to choose from, e.g. marine biology, climatology, sustainable communities, coastal zone management, wastes management, and ecological assessment. The course is flexible and you will design a programme of study to suit your interests and career aspirations. Along with flexibility is the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of environmental science; for example aquatic environments, environmental protection and conservation, or earth systems. Alternatively, you can maintain a broader interest in the subject; at Bath Spa the choice is yours. The primary focus of this course is the food chain and the nutritional and safety issues that are of importance to consumers.Climate change, pollution impacts, conservation of biodiversity, environmental management, energy use, wastes management, sustainability, and protection of natural systems are amongst the planet's most pressing issues. Whilst we can't guarantee that this course will enable you to solve all of them, we can promise that you will be taught by an enthusiastic, committed, and supportive team of professionals who will help you to understand these issues and develop the skills to do something about them. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on practical work: in our well equipped laboratories, on campus - with its rich variety of terrestrial and aquatic environments - and further afield (though we are mindful of our carbon footprints in selecting locations). Why choose this course? The course was designed for students who have an interest in pursuing a career in food and nutrition but who do not have a traditional science background. You do not need a traditional science A-level to apply - applied science is introduced into the programme where appropriate. The course is accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology, the professional body for food scientists and technologists in the UK, for its membership purposes. This course will enable you to develop an appreciation of the complexities of the food chain, the needs and demands of consumers and the controls that exist to ensure that the food we eat is nutritious and safe. Our specialist facilities provide you with access to some of the latest technologies and learning resources, including a wide range of industry standard specialist food and nutrition software. About the course In Year 1, the core module Introduction to Food and Nutrition provides the initial science base for the course and introduces some fundamental concepts of food science, food technology, microbiology and nutrition. You will be introduced to consumer perceptions of the food supply chain with particular reference to nutritional, environmental and ethical issues, and UCAS CodeEnvironmental ScienceF900Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (e.g. BCC; BB+AS a), with minimum 80 points from a science or geography-related subject preferred. See page 20 National Student Survey Score (2010)87% satisfaction with teachingUCAS CodeFood with NutritionD6B4Popular CombinationsNote - if you study this course as part of a Combined Award the title is abbreviated to Food and Nutrition. Biology - CD16 Business and Management - ND26. For a full list of courses you can combine with Food and Nutrition, see page 63. Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB+AS a) See page 20National Student Survey Score (2010)87% satisfaction with teachingCourse InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 130No. of places (2010)15More informationwww.bathspa.ac.uk/ugrad/Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 70No. of places (2010)15 (additional places are available as part of a Combined Award)More informationwww.bathspa.ac.uk/ugrad/03Graduate ProfileRosalyn Thompson, graduated 2008-"W hen I graduated I got a paid placement as a graduate ecologist. I'm now a PhD student at University College Cork (on a scholarship I heard about through Bath Spa), researching the impacts of road transport, energy crops and aquaculture on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The Environmental Science course gave me a great basis to explore different avenues of interest, and for my choice of career the modules I did relating to Field Ecology and Plants and People were outstanding. My overall memory of Bath Spa is what a nice atmosphere there was, very helpful and accessible staff, and of the lovely group of people in my year. And my top tip for students is - volunteer! Get as much experience as you can. Voluntary work will expose you to a variety of facets of the job sectors, provide contacts and build a solid CV."Careers The knowledge and skills that you develop during the course are valued by employers and our graduates have gained employment in a wide variety of organisations. Examples include: environmental consultancies, water companies, public sector bodies (for example the Environment Agency), and not-for-profit organisations (such as the Soil Association). Many graduates have gone on to postgraduate programmes at Bath Spa and elsewhere, leading to a teaching qualification (PGCE), MSc or PhD. 01 Sampling soil and vegetation in Ecology02 Marine Biology trip to plankton trawl site03 Roz contemplates the impacts of road transport in Ireland01 Examining food label information0102in nutrition, nutrition for optimal health and sports performance. An optional module allows you to carry out an independent project in collaboration with a food business. Careers We have an excellent record in graduate employment - employers value the knowledge and professional skills developed by our graduates. The food industry, consumer organisations and enforcement agencies need graduates who have a balanced and informed view of food provision. You will be qualified for a variety of careers such as manufacturing (particularly product development), quality assurance and food safety, nutritional adviser, retailing, local and national government and many more. Postgraduate study is another option - you could train to be a teacher (PGCE), do an MSc, PhD or a specialised professional qualification.Staff ProfileDr Anil de Sequeira, Subject Leader, Food and Nutrition-"O ur programmes are delivered in a student centred environment in which your learning experience is enhanced by the industry standard specialist facilities. My research interests lie in the area of food product and process development, development of smart labels and industrial applications of immobilised enzymes. I bring my research to my teaching through new student practicals that I have developed and final year student projects. My links with industry further help me embrace my teaching through the use of 'live' case studies."develop your practical, study and ICT skills. All students take a core compulsory module from a second subject in Year 1 - Biology, Geography and Education are popular choices, but you do not need to decide until you get here, and you will be helped in your choice by your personal tutor. In Year 2, the core Advanced Food and Nutrition module further develops the themes covered in the first year and relates this to the food industry. A compulsory research methods module lays the foundations for the Year 3 food and nutrition dissertation. Modules in Year 2 also investigate the role of diet in normal health and as a risk factor in health disorders. Food quality and new food product development are explored in the context of food production, the consumer and the law. Optional modules explore the biochemical and physiological links between common pathological states and the role of nutrition in prevention and treatment, and factors that affect food choice and eating habits. In your final year you will critically evaluate the national and international concepts of risk assessment and their application at all stages of the food system. You will also evaluate issues and concerns over food provision. A primary research investigation is an important part of your studies in Year 3. Other themes include contemporary food issues, current issues 01

The primary research investigation is an important part of your studies in Year 3 and this will enable you to integrate the practical and theoretical aspects of diet, nutrition and ethics. Careers There is a growing interest in human nutrition and its effect on health. There is an increasing demand for multi-skilled graduates with knowledge of nutrition and health who will be able to find employment in both the public and private sector. Private sector careers include development of new food products; food safety and compliance with nutritional claims; marketing; public relations; and medical food companies. Public sector careers include local or national government in health or food departments; public health; health science in schools, colleges or universities. Graduates of the BSc Human Nutrition degree may go on to do postgraduate study, such as dietetics, or research, such as MPhil or PhD. Geography BSc (Hons)Studying Geography is 'the best of both worlds' as the subject combines academic knowledge and applied skills that uniquely bridge the gap between the earth and social sciences. We think this helps Geographers to be more adaptable in the world of work. Why choose this course? Geography is clearly important inunderstanding today's pressing global and local issues from climate change to sustainable development. At Bath Spa you learn geographical concepts, theories and knowledge and also gain skills that can improve your career prospects. Geography graduates are valued by employers for this unique combination. Good teaching is important to us: our recent graduates agree - 97% said staff were good at explaining things, and tutors were easy to contact (National Student Survey, 2010 graduates). In our friendly department you will benefit from small classes, specialist expertise, and up-to-date technologies, including Arc GIS, GPS survey instruments, campus river gauging and digital 'met' stations. Our rural site is a superb 'natural laboratory'. About the course The course allows you to do both physical and human Geography or to specialise in one or the other after Year 1. Fieldwork is an integral part of your learning and underpins our commitment to a relevant, interesting and useful degree. A special feature of our course is the optional placements, overseas, in voluntary work or in schools, which count toward your UCAS CodeGeographyF800Popular CombinationsBiology - CF18 Sociology - FL83 For a full list of courses you can combine with Geography, see page 63. Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB +AS a) with minimum 80 points from geography or a related subject such as science, sociology, economics. See page 20Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 351No. of places (2010)45 (additional places are available as part of a Combined Award)More informationwww.bathspa.ac.uk/ugrad/National Student Survey Score (2010)87% satisfaction with teachingNoteThere are plans to introduce a new BSc (Hons) Applied Geographical Sciences in 2012. Please check our website for up-to-date information.01also undertake further study or research, or enter teaching as a career.Graduate ProfileShaun McGall, Combined Honours Geography and History, graduated 1993-"I fell in love with Bath when I was a student here - and I've stayed in the city ever since. After graduating I pursued a career working in both further and higher education, and at the same time developed the interest in politics that had started when I was Vice-President of the Student's Union. I've been a Bath & North East Somerset Councillor for 11 years and am currently serving a term of office as Mayor of Bath."degree; you can gain valuable experience whilst demonstrating the value of Geography to employers. In your first year you take a core module combining 'foundation' knowledge, concepts and skills. The rest is up to you! You can begin to specialise by choosing options that interest you, such as in physical landscapes or development and sustainability. In Years 2 and 3 you develop research and survey skills preparing for dissertation work and a future career. The themes of sustainability, development and geo- information skills add further dimensions to your learning and employability. Sample modules: Year 1- Foundationsin Geography, Earth Observation, Development and Sustainability; Year 2 - Geography and Geographers: Investigating Environment and Society, Global Environmental Change, Culture, Place and Belonging; Year 3 - Geography Dissertation, Quaternary Environments, Historical Geographies, International Fieldwork.Careers With a wide skills base, geographers take many career paths: the environment sector, utilities, planning, housing management, leisure, logistics and a wide variety of other businesses. Many geographers 01 Mapping limestone strata in Mendip02 Shaun McGall03 Investigating life in a sustainable community in Somerset Human Nutrition BSc (Hons)By studying human nutrition you will understand the scientific principles underlying nutritional requirements throughout life, in health and disease. This is a stimulating and provocative programme that will challenge some of your own views and opinions and will answer many misconceptions. 02Why choose this course? It is a specialised award, meaning that most of the modules are compulsory. However, in order for students to tailor their degree towards future career aspirations or interests there are some module options, and a research project in Year 3. Students are also encouraged to undertake relevant work experience. Students have personal on-campus access to dietary analysis software, which is used frequently in lectures and seminars. We have excellent specialist facilities that include a food workshop and biology and microbiology laboratories.About the course You will be taught by a core lecturing team and we have a number of visiting expert lecturers who take both lectures and seminars on their areas of expertise. Examples of the subject themes studied on the programme include in Year 1: core modules in Food and Nutrition, which provides you with introductory information on food, nutrition and dietary analysis; Human Biology; Biochemistry; and Public Health. In Year 2 a core Advanced Food and Nutrition module will develop themes covered in the first year. Other themes include Nutritional Science; Research Methods and Nutrition in Society. Importantly you will gain an understanding of the ethical and professional framework you will work within as a graduate of a human nutrition degree. In your final year you will critically explore the complex nature of issues related to dietary intake and physical activity and how these choices impact on health. You will also have the opportunity to take optional modules to help tailor your degree. Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 44No. of places (2010)10More informationwww.bathspa.ac.uk/ugrad/National Student Survey Score (2010)87% satisfaction with teachingUCAS CodeHuman NutritionB400Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB+ AS a), with minimum 160 points from at least two science based subjects (Biology preferred plus a related science subject e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Physical Education or Food Technology) at A level or equivalent. See page 20 An Access course that includes biosciences and numeracy - see page 2001 Year 1 Food and Nutrition students in the lab02 Tracey Lewarne, Course Leader01Staff ProfileTracey Lewarne, Course Leader, Human Nutrition -"H uman Nutrition is a specialised course designed specifically to give students thorough and up-to-date knowledge in this ever growing area. It's a stimulating programme that will challenge views, and since there's an increasing demand for multi-skilled graduates with knowledge of nutrition and health, it provides students with the skills needed for employment in both the private and public sector." Bath Spa University School of Science, Society and Management www.bathspa.ac.uk0203