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Biology (Professional Placement Year) BSc (Hons)

Bath Spa University

UCAS CODE: S117

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

How will Covid-19 affect this course?

This course will start online and may then continue on campus depending on the latest coronavirus policies.

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. BSc (Hons) Biology at Bath Spa University is a contemporary skills based course producing highly employable professional biologists. This course covers all the core - aspects of biology, while allowing you to develop expertise in specialist areas. Biology has a strong practical element and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to study plants and animals in the wild as well as in our laboratories. There is also a strong human biology thread in our degree programme. There is an optional sandwich year between your second and final year, giving you the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice and experience a relevant job.- Flexible structure which gives students the breadth to explore and specialise in an area of choice. - Practical Course using contemporary learning methods. - Attend scheduled practical sessions, day trips and residential field trips provide the opportunity to study topics in greater depth.- High Employability of graduates. **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.

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96 UCAS points

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    93rd

  • Accommodation available
    Scholarships available
  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Practical experience and industry insights are integral to each course, with opportunities to learn new skills and partner with an industry mentor.
The university takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously. It scored a first-class award in the 2019 People and Planet Green League.
Home from home: accommodation ranges from city-centre to on-campus, and Bath is recognised as one of the safest student cities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    98th out of 103 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    98 43%

    93rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    70th

    6

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