Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Food with 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. Food with Nutrition at Bath Spa University offers a dynamic programme that fuses academic and vocational learning to equip yourself for employment. The food we eat affects our health: how we feel today, tomorrow and in the future. Throughout this course you’ll explore the complexities of the food chain, including the needs and demands of consumers and the controls that exist to ensure food is nutritious and safe. You’ll graduate with a deep understanding of the impact of food provision and the role nutrition plays on health.

  • 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, 2017 and graduates have been recruited by a number of well established companies.
  • Be equipped with skills that are needed for your professional life and will be attractive to potential employers.
  • Become familiar with the scientific principles and laboratory techniques used to examine food.
  • Be taught by expert tutors in a supportive, close-knit environment.
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


In Year 1 you’ll build a science base,learning the fundamental concepts of human biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology. You’ll also learn about consumer perceptions of the food supply chain, and develop your practical, study and ICT skills. Year 2 gives you more detail in the topics covered in Year 1, laying the foundations for your third year dissertation. You’ll investigate the role of diet in normal health, explore food quality and new food product development. You’ll also choose from a range of optional modules, and have the opportunity to complete a Work Placement module. Finally in Year 3 you’ll critically evaluate the national and international concepts of risk assessment and their application at all stages of the food systems. You’ll conduct a primary research investigation alongside optional modules, and opt to collaborate with an organisation in the food and nutrition sector for an independent project. For more information please refer to our website.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Food Science and Technology of the United Kingdom, Institute of

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

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Food with Nutrition (Professional Placement Year) at Bath Spa University - UCAS