Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Human Nutrition (Professional Placement Year)

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Course summary

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This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. Human Nutrition at Bath Spa University is an exciting course that challenges views and explores the science behind nutritional requirements throughout life, in health and disease. The course provides an approach to nutrition that is based on the scientific and academic principles of biology, biochemistry, social and public health aspects of human nutrition. You’ll be provided with the skills needed for employment in both the private and public sector - both increasingly in demand for multi-skilled graduates with knowledge of nutrition and health.

  • A course that is accredited by The Association for Nutrition.
  • Benefit from academic staff who have great experience in the subject.
  • Gain thorough and up-to-date specialist knowledge in an ever-growing area.
  • Gain industry experience through work-based placements.
More about the Professional Placement Year A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Course details


Year 1 will introduce you to a broad range of subjects underpinning the study of nutrition. Emphasis is given to key skills including communication, problem solving and the use of a range of laboratory and ICT techniques. In Year 2 you’ll build on this knowledge and apply it to aspects of human nutrition, investigating the role of diet and physical activity in health and as a risk factor in health disorders. You’ll gain an understanding of ethical and professional framework, and be trained in research methodology and learn to work independently. Year 3 - Professional Year Finally Year 4 will see you critically explore the complex nature of issues related to dietary intake, exercise and the acquisition of human health. You’ll undertake a primary research investigation that will enable you to integrate the practical and theoretical aspects of diet, nutrition and ethics. Please refer to our website for more information.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants - IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Human Nutrition (Professional Placement Year) at Bath Spa University - UCAS