Bath Spa University



Bath Spa University is a public university in Bath, England, with its main campus based at Newton Park on Duchy of Cornwall land. The University has other campuses in the city of Bath, and one at Corsham Court in Wiltshire.

The institution gained full university status in August 2005, and was previously known as Bath College of Higher Education, and later Bath Spa University College. It is the UK’s sixth biggest provider of Teacher Education.

The institution can trace its roots back to the foundation of the Bath School of Art in 1852, following the impact of The Great Exhibition of 1851.

In 1946 Bath Teacher Training College was opened on the Newton Park campus, as part of the post-war initiatives to fill wartime teaching shortages. It was a women’s college offering two year courses, under the Principal Mary Dawson. The present institution was formed in 1975 as Bath College of Higher Education by the merger of Bath Teacher Training College and Bath College of Domestic Science. In 1983 Bath Academy of Art also merged into the college.

In 1992, the college was granted degree-awarding powers and in 1997 adopted the name Bath Spa University College. In March 2005 the institution was granted university status, becoming Bath Spa University in August 2005.

103 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 2005
Size Medium
7,980 Students
Bath, Somerset


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
TOEFL iBT, PTE, CAE, CPE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application for all undergraduate courses

Cost and Scholarships

£ 11,600
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



The Harbutt Fund
Total Worth Variable depending on application
Eligibility and Requirements The fund is available to any currently enrolled student who wishes to pursue an activity or project which falls outside the criteria of the other awards available.
Available for International Students --
Application Deadline October 19, January 25, March 15
Other Details All applications will be decided by the Bath Spa University Disbursement panel. The panel will meet within four weeks of each application deadline and applicants should expect to hear an outcome within six weeks. Decisions cannot be appealed.
The Bath Spa University Writing Award
Total Worth £1,000
Eligibility and Requirements You will have to be accepted onto one of the following courses at Bath Spa University: MA Creative Writing MA Travel and Nature Writing MA Writing for Young People MRes Transnational Writing
Available for International Students --
Application Deadline --
Other Details The successful applicant will be chosen by the Head of the Creative Writing in consultation with relevant academic staff.
The Bath Spa University High Performance Sports Scholarship
Total Worth Up to £1,000
Eligibility and Requirements There are four scholarships are available annually for any student enrolled on a full-time or part-time undergraduate or postgraduate course, to support them in their endeavours. For students competing on a national and international sports stage.
Available for International Students --
Application Deadline --
Other Details The successful applicants will be selected by the Bath Spa University Disbursement panel.