One of the best rated universities for student satisfaction in the UK (87% overall)
Excellent faculty members - Bath Spa scored 89% in satisfaction with teaching in the NSS 2013
Flexible learning at your convenience
Industry-partnerships for career placement assistance
One of the safest places to study in the UK
Bath Spa University is a 'teaching-led' university, which means that teaching students is given the highest priority. All other activities, such as research and links with business, are measured by their contribution to the quality of student teaching, to the student experience and to student employability. Bath Spa was designated a national centre for excellence in teaching and learning for subjects leading to employment in the creative industries.
Students have a choice of living in halls of residence on the Newton Park campus, in new halls off campus (convenient for the city centre and Sion Hill campus) or in independent private sector houses (reserved through a scheme with local landlords for Bath Spa students). Prices in University-managed halls (all self-catering) ranged from around GBP96 to GBP120 for single rooms (less for shared rooms, of which there is a small number).
Fees and funding
Foundation degree courses start at GBP 7500. BS/BSc degrees delivered at Weston College start at GBP 7500 and the degrees delivered at Bath Spa University start at GBP 9000. Means-tested bursaries are available.
Alex,Year 2, Study of Religions
Bath Spa University is friendly and the size of the student body means that I never feel alone because there is always someone nearby on campus that I know. When walking from the Student’s Union to the library or to the canteen it is almost a certainty that I’ll bump into a familiar face! This is something I love because it means that friendships are wide and expand beyond the people that you live with and beyond people on your course and because there aren’t too many of us, students are often connected in their friendship groups which results in a really sociable atmosphere. I even go for coffee in between lectures with my tutors!
I really like the structure of my course because the first year enables you to study in breadth and then in the second year focus more deeply on some of the topicss studied in the first year. I was enthralled by the prospect of going on a placement for a week in a religious community as part of the course in second year.
The Department has a friendly ethos, with lecturers who are genuinely willing their students to do well and continually supporting them along the way. It is with thanks to this course that my understanding of people in the world is ever expanding and even when the pressure is on with assignments due, I continue to brim with enthusiasm for the knowledge I gain.