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10 things you didn’t know about BSU’s School of Sciences

As British Science Week draws to a close, we’re asking the BSU community if they know these top ten facts about our School of Sciences. From our natural laboratory to our career opportunities, you might be surprised to learn that science at Bath Spa University involves more than white coats and Bunsen burners.

Did you know?

  1. Bath Spa University’s School of Sciences is the largest Bath-based School at BSU, with 1,300 undergraduate students.
  2. The School of Sciences offers 15 Single Honours BSc courses, spanning the social, natural and life sciences in the subject areas of Biology, Geography, Criminology and Sociology and Psychology.
  3. The School of Sciences also offers 12 combined awards within and outside the school. Students can study the core components of two different subjects. These include Criminology and Law, Criminology and Psychology and Psychology and Sociology.
  4. The School houses over 60 professionally recognised academic staff members who are experts in their field, carrying out research, consultancy and knowledge exchange.
  5. With more than 20 field trips on offer each academic year, students can attend day trips to museums, prisons, safari parks, wetland centres and industrial premises. As well as residential UK and international field trips to Barcelona, Italy, Mexico and Namibia.
  6. Science students have the option to take a professional placement year between their second and final year and explore opportunities for local and international placements with Go Global.
  7. There are dedicated teaching laboratories, including spaces for microbiology, physiology, ecology, environmental studies and a low-hazard lab for food product development and nutrition. The school also has project laboratories for microbiology, microscopy, tissue culture and even an analytical lab!
  8. Newton Park campus is used as a natural laboratory, with more than five different ecological habitats on its doorstep including woodland, grasslands, ponds, a stream, a lake and agricultural land.
  9. Students and staff use a range of camera traps and observation methods to study and observe an array of different wildlife on campus such as newts, bats, deer, badgers, hares, foxes, and hedgehogs.
  10. Studying science at BSU sets students up for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have gone on to work in NHS laboratories, clinical research, ecological consultancy, policing, probation and much more.  

The School of Sciences is proud that 90% of graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduation! If you’re interested in studying Science at BSU, you can find out more by exploring our Science courses

Disclaimer: The Bath Spa blog is a platform for individual voices and views from the University's community. Any views or opinions represented in individual posts are personal, belonging solely to the author of that post, and do not represent the views of other Bath Spa staff, or Bath Spa University as an institution.



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