Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University
Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. Offering a wide range of courses across the arts, sciences, education, social science and business to 7,000 students, the University’s unique blend of heritage and modernity, tradition and innovation, creativity and enterprise attracts students and staff from across the world.

Based in stunning countryside just a few minutes from a World Heritage City, Bath Spa University ensures its students graduate as engaged global citizens who are ready for the world of work. In fact, 93 per cent of graduates find themselves in work or further study within six months.

Visit to find out how you can join us in 2014.
Why Bath Spa University?
  • We're ranked joint first for teaching in Business and Management (Guardian University Guide, 2014)
  • Our partnerships, careers support and focus on entrepreneurship and enterprise across all our degrees prepare you for employment after graduation
  • Our reputation is built on a tradition of success: we trace our history back over 160 years to the original Bath School of Art
  • Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most enjoyable places to live in the UK, and it's ranked one of the safest student cities
  • We're a national 'Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning' for the creative industries
Living in Bath
Bath is a great place to live, work, learn, play and do business:
  • It's beautiful: Live amongst the stunning architecture of the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Bath Abbey
  • It's great for students: award winning restaurants, independent boutiques, big name stores, cinemas, theatre and an exciting live music scene
  • It's easy to get to by air, rail or road: Bristol Airport is only 30 km away and London is two hours away by road or 90 minutes by train.
  • It's inspiring: Bath is home to a world class creative, design and technology sector that attracts highly skilled creatives, entrepreneurs and inventors
Become a Bath Spa University Student
There are three ways to join Bath Spa University. Select the route that’s right for you.

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  1. International First Year (IFY)
    Take Year 1 of your undergraduate degree through the International First Year (IFY): an intensive 12-month academic programme for high school leavers that leads to progression into the second year of an undergraduate degree upon successful completion.

    The programme combines integrated language skills training, credit-bearing coursework, and concierge student services to prepare you for success at BSU and beyond.
  2. Standard Entry
    International students can also apply directly to Year 1. Standard Entry applicants must have successfully completed a recognised Foundation Year or other qualification equivalent to 280 -360 UCAS tariff points and an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
  3. Pre-sessional English
    Don’t have the required 5.0 IELTS to enter onto the International First Year? No problem, join our Pre-Sessional English language programme. Pre-Sessional English runs in 6-week terms and helps you develop the language skills you need to begin your degree through the IFY.
The International First Year
Start the IFY in September 2014 and progress onto Year Two of one of the following degrees in September 2015
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management: Accounting
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management: Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management: Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management: Tourism Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management: International Business
  • BSc (Hons) Geography
  • BSc (Hons) Global Development and Sustainability
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology
There are two learning tracks offered in the IFY - Business and Management and Social Sciences

What are the benefits of the IFY?
  • Small class sizes give you close support and personal attention from our dedicated team
  • Unique British cultural experiences are integrated into your programme
  • Progress seamlessly onto Year Two of one of BSU’s degrees upon graduating from the IFY
  • The integrated English Language programme will help you read, write and speak English at a higher level
  • Concierge support services include airport pickups, guaranteed housing in brand new facilities, move-in services, mobile phone and bank registration support and much more!
Entry requirements and tuition fees
  Pre-Sessional English International First Year Standard Entry¹
Academic Entry Requirements High School completion with 70% or equivalent² High School completion with 70% or equivalent High School completion with 80% or equivalent plus successful completion of recognised Foundation year
English Language Requirements 4.0 IELTS or equivalent 5.0 IELTS or equivalent 6.0 IELTS or equivalent
Tuition Fees £1,350 per 6 week term £15,500 £10,905 per year
Length of Programme 6 week terms 12 months 36 months
Progression onto International First Year Year 2 of Degree Programme N/A
¹Standard Entry admissions may additionally require a professional recommendation, essays, and an admissions interview.

²Listed performance score linked to Chinese high school results and High school completion equivalent to High School Leaving Certificate 3 in China. Please visit for the equivalency information for your country.

Current Courses

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    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BSc (Hons) Sociology
    • 3 Years
    • Bath
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BSc (Hons) Psychology
    • 3 Years
    • Bath
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition
    • 3 Years
    • Bath
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BSc (Hons) Geography
    • 3 Years
    • Bath
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BSc (Hons) Food with Nutrition
    • 3 Years
    • Bath
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BSc (Hons) Biology
    • 3 Years
    • Bath
    • BSc (Hons)
    • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
    • 3 Years
    • Bath

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