page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
page 7
page 8
page 9
page 10
page 11
page 12
page 13
page 14
page 15
page 16
page 17
page 18
page 19
page 20
page 21
page 22
page 23
page 24
page 25
page 26
page 27
page 28
page 29
page 30
page 31
page 32
page 33
page 34
page 35
page 36
page 37
page 38
page 39
page 40
page 41
page 42
page 43
page 44
page 45
page 46
page 47
page 48
page 49
page 50
page 51
page 52
page 53
page 54
page 55
page 56
page 57
page 58
page 59
page 60
page 61
page 62
page 63
page 64

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 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 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

Graduate ProfileAbigail Turton, graduated 2007-"I am working as a Research Assistant for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. For the last 18 months I have been working on an Addiction Endophenotype study where we compare stimulant dependent individuals with their non drug using brothers or sisters. Without a doubt my course prepared me very well for my present career. The whole course gave me a good grounding in all the aspects of psychology that I have since been using, e.g. neuroimaging techniques, neuropsychology, statistics and research methods to name a few. I especially believe that completing my final dissertation gave me essential skills for my current position. I enjoyed all of my time at Bath Spa, and preferred the smaller teaching groups because I felt it meant the lecturers got to know you individually. In my final year I liked the wide range of options for our elective modules." Bath Spa University School of Science, Society and Management 52 / 53 Psychology Sociology BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)Psychology offers an insight to our behaviour and internal states. In a sense we are all psychologists as we spend much of our time working out what makes other people tick.Why choose this course? Psychology at Bath Spa examines the science behind what makes people tick. This science involves developing a critical understanding of the various theories that have been applied to our species (and where appropriate to other species). In order to do this students will learn how we observe people, how we conduct surveys and experiments and how we apply statistical procedures to the evidence that we have gathered. Psychology should not be seen as a 'cold science' however, as there is plenty of room for discussion and at Bath Spa our emphasis is on the real world approach to understanding people. About the course In the first year you will take a module that introduces you to the main psychological approaches - social, cognitive, developmental, individual differences and biological psychology. You will also take a module in research methods including survey work and experimentation. When you progress to Year 2 these main areas are studied in greater depth as individual modules are devoted to them. For those taking Major or Single Hons Psychology there will be further, more advanced courses in research methods. In Year 3 the emphasis shifts to the scholarly specialities of individual members of staff. For those taking Psychology as a Major or Single Hons course, there will also be a dissertation involving working one-to-one with a member of staff on an original research project in psychology. Careers Psychologists work in a variety of fields from health, clinical and counselling to occupational, educational and research. Recent figures show that approximately 20% of psychology graduates become professional psychologists (following Sociology is the study of societies, cultures, and groups. We live in complex societies with laws and informal rules that govern how we interact. Sociology helps you to understand more about yourself, others and the way society is organised.UCAS CodeSociologyL300Popular CombinationsPsychology - CL83Business and Management - NL13Education - XL33Geography - FL83For a full list of courses you can combine with Sociology, see page 63.Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB +AS a). See page 20Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 178No. of places (2010)20 (additional places are available as part of a Combined Award)More Student Survey Score (2010)90% satisfaction with teachingUCAS CodePsychologyC800Popular CombinationsSociology - CL83 Education - XC38 For a full list of courses you can combine with Psychology, see page 63. Entry CriteriaTypical offers260-300 UCAS Tariff points (eg BBC; AB +AS a). See page 20Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 518No. of places (2010)50 (additional places are available as part of a Combined Award)More Student Survey Score (2010)92% satisfaction with teachingSocial Psychology of Peace and Conflict; Counselling Psychology. Staff ProfileDr Lance Workman, Head of Psychology- "M y specialisms are biological and evolutionary psychology and I regularly appear in the media. One of my 'claims to fame' is that when working in the field I discovered regional dialects in robins back in the early 1990s. I really like our attractive campus here at Newton Park where you can walk around the lake while considering the intricate workings of the human mind."postgraduate training). A large proportion of graduates work in related areas such as teaching and social work where they take their skills. Students graduating with Single Hons in Psychology (which is accredited by the British Psychological Society) can apply directly for postgraduate training in order to become a professional psychologist. Those taking a combined award will need to take a further year's 'top-up' conversion course should they wish to apply for postgraduate training in psychology. Sample modules: Criminological and Investigative Psychology: Evolutionary Psychology, Neuropsychology, the 01Why choose this course?Do you want to know more about the world we live in, do you care about the world and do you want to make a difference? Sociologists understand social behaviour, social change and how social systems work. Sociology helps you become more informed and to think smarter. If you have an enquiring mind or find it easy to appreciate different points of view, then you will probably find that you have a flair for sociology. Sociology at Bath Spa provides plenty of choice within a flexible structure with opportunities to gain a good general grounding in a broad range of social science subjects. This can be an advantage if you're not quite sure exactly what you want to study.About the courseWe work hard to provide supportive and flexible learning that can be tailored to your individual needs. We make a large part of our lecture materials available on-line. As well as learning Sociology you will enhance the skills that you will need when you begin work or start on your career.In the first year you will be introduced to Sociology as well as to the techniques and philosophies of the social sciences. We focus on the concept of identity and you will learn more about yourself and others. We do not assume that you will have studied Sociology before, (but if you have, you will be able to access learning that is appropriate for you). The second year builds on the first and allows you to begin to specialise in more specific areas of Sociology such as education, health, crime, work, age and gender. We also provide practical training in research skills - essential for your final year project work and valuable in the workplace. In the final year you can concentrate on an aspect of sociology that most interests you in a dissertation with the support of a member of staff as a supervisor. You can also focus on more detailed subjects such as globalisation, the state, families, the environment or ethnicity and racism.CareersA Sociology degree is useful for any career that involves working with people, typically management or administration in the public or private sector; human resource management or marketing; media or journalism; social work; health education or nursing; law; the police; penal institutions; probation and working with offenders; work in the voluntary sector; or social research.0101 The study of social behaviour01 Studying the working of the mind