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Bath Spa University

About Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University focuses primarily on arts and humanities subjects and was founded in its most original form in 1852 before officially becoming a university in 2005. Bath Spa has several campuses in and around the city, with the main centre being Newton Park, completed in 2014, which features some of the best digital media related teaching facilities in the UK.

Bath Spa University is home to just over 7,500 students from over 40 different countries. This relatively small size means that Bath Spa remains a personal and intimate university with strong focus on teaching and student welfare. Student satisfaction is currently 81% across all subjects, while teaching is rated 90% positive.

Bath Spa University was recently crowned one of the top six creative universities in the UK by ‘Which? University’ Guide, with activities such as music, theatre, dance, choirs and visual arts playing a large part of university life.

Bath Spa University Ranking

  • 201- 300th in Times Higher Education list of World University Rankings 2020
  • 8th best modern university in the UK by The Sunday Times in their 2019 university guide.
  • 94th in the UK by Complete 2020
  • 107th in the UK by the Guardian, 2021
  • Silver awarded Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) participating institution, 2017-2020.
  • The Sunday Times has ranked Bath Spa Creative Writing courses 12th in the UK. While The Complete University Guide ranked Art and Design Courses 29th in UK and Music courses 32nd.

Bath Spa University  highlight

  • Bath Spa University is a TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) participating institution and has been awarded with silver
  • This university has been voted one of the top six creative universities
  • It provides access to a wide range of career pathways and employment opportunities
  • According to Complete University Guide 2015, this is the second safest university in the South West and sixth when ranked against nearly 130 other universities and higher education institutions across England and Wales
  • University has formed partnerships with businesses, organizations and institutions in every corner of the globe
  • 96.1% of Bath Spa graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating

Bath Spa University Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid is available in the form of government loans, scholarships, bursaries, external support scholarships, and an opportunity to work on campus. Student services at Bath Spa University assist students to place part-time jobs.
  • Government loans are not applicable for International Students, executive programs, continuing education, teaching training, and short-term programs.
  • Scholarships and bursaries are awarded to students based on their academic and extra-curricular activities records such as Placement Prize, Placements Award, Extracurricular Activity Awards, High-Performance Sports Scholarships, etc. All applications have their deadlines. Some are auto-credited.
  • Some of the scholarships offered by the university are: -
    • The Bath Spa University High-Performance Sports Scholarship – 1000 GBP
    • Regional Office Scholarship- 2000 GBP
    • Porthleven Prize
  • Some of the external scholarships offered to the students of Bath Spa University are: 
    • BUTEX Scholarships- 500 GBP
    • Master's Compare Postgraduate Scholarship- 5000 GBP
    • Rugby Warfare Scholarship- 500 GBP

Bath Spa University Application Process

An acceptance rate of 12%, makes Bath Spa University highly selective. Students with good academic records with good scores in GMATGRESAT are preferred. One must be fully acquainted with the documentation to secure higher chances of admission.

Undergraduate Student Admission

  • Application Portal: UCAS Portal or direct application.
  • Application Fee: 20 Pound
  • Supporting Documents:
    • The school reports.
    • Statement of Purpose.
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Two Teachers Evaluation
    • Midyear Report
    • Official secondary/high school transcript(s)
    • SAT or ACT scores
    • English Test scores (TOEFL iBT – 72, PTE-51 and IELTS – 6.0)
  • Admission Deadlines: Fall: 30th June, Spring: 30th October

Graduate Student Admission

  • Application Portal: UCAS Portal or direct application.
  • Application Fee:
  • Supporting Documents
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Official Transcripts.
    • Résumé
    • English Test scores (TOEFL iBT – 75, PTE-67 and IELTS - 7.0)
    • Two or three letters of recommendation
    • GRE or GMAT score (if applicable)
  • Application deadlines for graduate programs vary by program.

Queries can be e-mailed to 

Bath Spa University English Proficiency for International Students

International Students will have to present their English Proficiency Test Scores so as to be eligible for admission. The minimum scores for respective exams are:

Test UG PG
IELTS 6.0 6.5-7.0
TOEFL iBT 72 75
PTE Level B2 51 -
LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator Pass B2 Communicator Pass or Higher Pass

Due to COVID-19, students may face problems while booking IELTS and other tests, they can contact Bath Spa University’s Admission Team:

Bath Spa University Highlights

Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Tuition Fees for International Students (full-time degrees in 2020-2021) 13,700 GBP - 15,300 GBP (varies with the courses)
Campus Housing Capacity 25%
Student Retention Rate 89%
Scholarship Availability Yes
Applications Accepted Online
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Yearly
Mode of Program Full time and part-time

Bath Spa University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

International students joining the Bath Spa University are required to pay 70% of the tuition fees on or before arrival and commencement of the course. All payments should be made in £ sterling and the easiest way to make a payment is via Flywire. However, the payment can also be made through credit/debit card.

International students should open a UK bank account as soon as possible after arrival.

The estimated cost of attendance depends on several factors like the program applied for, tuition, books, fees, housing, dining, and personal items.

Expenses In GBP Undergraduate (per annum) Graduate (per annum)
Tuition Fee for International Students (full-time courses) 13,700- 15,300 (varies with the field of study chosen) 13,700- 15,300 (varies with the field of study chosen)
Career and Professional Development Fees 145 145
Housing and Rooms 8,412 8,412
Health Insurance 150 150
Books and Supplies 500 500
Meals 3,225 3,225
Personal Expenses 792 792

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Bath Spa University Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 13,600


£ 14,150

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 12,200

Campus accommodation

£ 6,950

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.