University Guide

Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University takes its name from the Roman Baths that the city is known for, it dates back to 1852 and was previously part of the Bath School of Art. Before the University gained its official status, it was known as the Bath College of Higher Education, and later Bath Spa University College, until it finally received its royal charter in 2005. The University has over 18,000 students, 30% of which come from outside of the UK.

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Bath Spa University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Bath Spa University.

  • Rankings

    Bath Spa University is ranked by the Guardian 2024 League Table as 94th out of 122 universities in the UK.

  • Employability

    96.1% of graduates from Bath Spa University are either in employment or further education 6 months after graduating.

  • Fees

    UK and EU students will be charged £9,250 for their full year’s tuition at Bath Spa University. Fees for International students start at £15,050 and can raise to £16,000. For more course specific information click here.

  • Bursaries

    There is an array of scholarships and bursaries available to students at the Bath Spa University, find out more information here.


Bath Spa University does not operate using a first come first served system, students will apply during a certain time period and their application will be considered in relation to their preferences. All those who are entering their first year of study, have accepted Bath Spa at their firm choice on UCAS or who will be studying full-time at Bath Spa will be welcome to apply. Bath Spa university offer a range of accommodation options, including en-suite, en-suite premium and standard shared bathroom bedrooms. The prices range from £77 per week to £280 per week in 2024. Browse the full price list here

Students' Union

The main Students’ Union building is located at Newton Park Campus, this building provides many facilities for students throughout the university. Many clubs and societies are gather here and the university will hold frequent events that welcome all members of the Bath Spa student community. The Students’ Union has its own card, the Student Zest. This allows students to receive discounts in over 100 local businesses. Find out more about the Students’ Union here:

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Famous for

The university is renowned for being the UK’s 6th biggest provider of Teacher Education, and the quality regulatory body Ofsted considers Bath Spa University’s School of Education to be ‘Outstanding’. This was awarded for the effectiveness of the university’s primary and secondary education training. The University also has many notable Alumni, such as Mary Berry, best known for being on the Great British Bake Off.


Miky King, a Bath Spa University BA (Hons) Film, TV and Digital Production graduate has won the Royal Television Society West of England Flying Futures Talent Award. This award is known for recognising outstanding talent in the behind-the-camera production process. Academics across the university have acknowledged Miky’s great achievement in winning this award.

AFS says

"The Roman city of Bath has a wealth of stunning buildings and scenery, with the beautiful Mendip Hills, the Cotswolds and the charming Severn Estuary close at hand. Bath is one of the most visited cities in the country and even in the 19th century, it’s been a fashionable spot, inspiring Jane Austen to move there and write two of her famous novels. Literature lovers can retrace her steps by visiting the Jane Austen Centre or taking part in The Jane Austen Festival. To move even further back in time, the ancient Roman Baths are a must-see, and the visit could be followed by a session in the Thermae Spa, where you can enjoy a soak in Britain’s only natural steaming water".

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