International Year 1 at
Bath Spa University

International Year 1 at Bath Spa University increases access to undergraduate degrees for international students, and provides an exceptional first year experience that prepares our students for
success in year two and beyond.

Over 7,500 students from 56 countries currently live and study in Bath Spa University’s stunning campuses, and benefit from learning in a UNESCO World Heritage city which has been at the heart of manufacture, design and innovation since the time of the Romans. The university’s heritage dates back 160 years to the Bath School of Art, and this tradition lives on as Bath Spa has become a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise.

JOIN THE TEAM

Bath Spa Global is a joint venture between Bath Spa University and Shorelight Education. Bath Spa Global’s mission is to harness the power of creative minds, business acumen, and entrepreneurial thinking to prepare future global business leaders for success. Through the International Year 1 programme and School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Bath Spa Global expands opportunities for students through innovative degree programmes delivered in Bath Spa University’s historic campuses in UNESCO World Heritage city, Bath, England. Bath Spa Global jobs are posted here and on the Shorelight Education corporate site: shorelight.com.

Part-Time Teacher of Academic Subjects: Business and Economics

Bath Spa Global seeks an engaging and inspiring teacher to teach Introduction to Business and Introduction to Economics to international students on the International Year 1 programme at Bath Spa University. This may include classes such as researching local businesses in Bath, Enterprise, Organisational Behaviour, Economics and Globalisation, and Functions of a Business. A background in teaching international students is desirable.

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Part-Time Teacher of Academic Subjects: Social Sciences

Bath Spa Global seeks an engaging and inspiring teacher to teach Introduction to Social Sciences to international students on the International Year 1 programme at Bath Spa University. This may include classes such as Introduction to Social Sciences, Communities, Identities and Difference, Social Sciences in Action and Understanding Social Behaviour. A background in teaching international students is desirable.

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Part Time Teacher of Academic Subjects: Introduction to Statistics

Bath Spa Global seeks an engaging and inspiring teacher to teach introduction to statistics to international students on the International Year 1 programme at Bath Spa University. This may include classes such as researching local businesses in Bath, using Statistics and research methods, and Managing Data. A background in teaching international students is desirable.

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Part-Time Teachers of English for Academic Purposes

Bath Spa Global seeks engaging and inspiring teachers to teach English for Academic Purposes to international students on the International Year 1 programme at Bath Spa University. This may include classes such as Academic English I & II and Presentation Skills. A strong background in teaching English for Academic Purposes to international students is desirable.

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CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO BATH SPA UNIVERSITY



We look forward to welcoming you to campus and are excited that you have chosen the Bath Spa International Year 1 Programme. Now that you have accepted your offer, it's time to arrange the important details. Please see below for steps and documents that you will need to complete before you arrive on campus.



Pre-Arrival Checklist



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Read Through Your Welcome Guide


  • Download your Welcome Guide here
  • Read through and note important dates, phone numbers, packing and arrival information.

 



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Apply for a Tier 4 Visa


  • Please refer to your Welcome Guide pages 4-5 for information about applying your visa
  • Click here to apply
  • Have questions? You should be able to find an answer here

 



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Submit Your Flight Details


  • Submit your flight details here so we know when you are arriving!
  • Sign up for your FREE airport pickup


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Submit Your Accommodation






Important Documents




WELCOME GUIDE

From visa paperwork to what to pack, this handy guide has it all. Make sure you download and read this student guide before you leave for the airport!

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STA TRAVEL

Want to travel around during your school breaks? Or even just take a quick weekend trip? STA Travel is here to help. You can start planning now!

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ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Get this handy one-page guide for an overview of your living options when arriving in Bath and the cost of each residence.


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Still Have Questions?


Please contact Student Services Manager, Liz Rees



Liz Rees

Student Services Manager

e.rees2@bathspa.ac.uk










DOWNLOAD GUIDEBOOK

This informative guidebook is a great resource to learn about everything Bath Spa has to offer international students. Fill in the form below to download the latest Global Guidebook.

International Year 1: Degrees

If you take your first year through the International Year 1 programme, you can progress onto Year 2 of any of the following undergraduate degrees in the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, or the School of Society, Enterprise and Environment:.

School of Business and Entrepreneurship

  • BBA (Hons) Business and Entrepreneurship with specialisms in one of four areas:
    • Enterprise Innovation
    • Design Management
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Emerging Technologies

For more information about the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, see sbe.bathspa.ac.uk.

School of Society, Enterprise and Environment

  • 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

International Year 1

Bath Spa University’s International Year 1 is a 12-month academic programme for international high school leavers that leads into the second year of your undergraduate degree.

What is the difference between IY1 and first year via direct entry?

IY1 is simply the first year of your undergraduate degree, with additional English language training, academic support, and cultural experiences that prepare you for success in years two and three of your degree - and beyond. From IY1 you can progress onto one of 10 degrees from the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, or the School of Society, Enterprise and Environment.

Choose from two learning tracks: Business and Management or Social Sciences.


Ask a question

Our IY1 admissions advisors would be happy to answer any questions you have about Bath Spa University and the IY1 programme. Complete the form below and we will email or call you shortly.

Email: admissions@bathspaglobal.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bathspaglobalprogrammes

Twitter: @BSUGlobal

Phone: +44 (0)1225 875777

Mailing Address: International Year 1, Newton Building (NE), Newton Park, Newton St. Loe, Bath, England, BA2 9BN


Welcome to Bath

England’s only UNESCO World Heritage city

Bath is well-known as one of the world’s most beautiful cities and boasts stunning architectural and historical sites such as the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Pulteney Bridge, and Bath Abbey.

Bath also welcomes thousands of overseas visitors every year to its diverse collection of museums and art galleries, restaurants and cafes, and world-renowned arts festivals.

Despite a long and impressive history, our city is a centre of innovation with a vibrant business community that supports the entrepreneurial spirit. Bath, along with neighbouring city Bristol, is spawning a new generation of tech companies, incubators, and makerspaces.

Head outside Bath and you will find picturesque English villages, the stunning countryside of the Cotswolds and historic Stonehenge. And you are still connected to the UK’s major cities. By train, Bristol is 20 minutes away, Oxford is 70 minutes, and London is 90 minutes.

Ways to Enter

There are three ways to join an undergraduate degree programme at Bath Spa University, depending on your academic and English language level.



* With no skill below 4.0.

Not sure which route is suitable for you? Email us at admissions@bathspaglobal.com and we would be happy to advise

Entry Requirements

Pre-Sessional English
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Complete Secondary School with equivalent of 160 UCAS Tariff points
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
IELTS 4.5 or equivalent with no skill below 4.5
International Year 1
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Complete Secondary School with equivalent of 160 UCAS Tariff points
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
IELTS 5.0 or equivalent with no component below 4.5
Direct Entry Undergraduate*
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Complete Secondary School with equivalent of 260 UCAS Tariff points
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with no component below 5.5
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Pre-Sessional English Complete Secondary School with equivalent of 160 UCAS Tariff points IELTS 4.5 or equivalent, with no component below 4.5.
International Year 1 Complete Secondary School with equivalent of 160 UCAS Tariff points IELTS 5.0 or equivalent with no component below 4.5.
Direct Entry Undergraduate* Complete Secondary School with equivalent of 260 UCAS Tariff points IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with no component below 5.5.

* Direct entry admissions may additionally require a professional recommendation, essays, and an admissions interview. For international entry requirements for direct entry, see: bathspa.ac.uk/international-students/entry-requirements-for-your-country.

We accept many international qualifications. To find details about entry requirements for your specific region, contact our admissions team at admissions@bathspaglobal.com.

Dates and Fees

  APPLICATION DEADLINE MOVE-IN DATE FIRST DAY OF CLASS TUITION

 

JAN
2015
APR
2015
SEPT
2015
JAN
2015
APR
2015
SEPT
2015
JAN
2015
APR
2015
SEPT
2015
 
PRE-SESSIONAL
ENGLISH
6
DEC
2014
20
MAR
2015
24
AUG
2015
TBC TBC TBC 19
JAN
2015
TBC TBC £2,750
for 10 week term
INTERNATIONAL
YEAR 1
6
DEC
2014
20
MAR
2015
24
AUG
2015
3
JAN
2015
9
APR
2015
24
SEPT
2015
5
JAN
2015
13
APR
2015
28
SEPT
2015
£16,500*

Please note that if you would like to progress onto any of the degrees in the School of Society, Enterprise and Environment you must apply for September entry. These degrees are not available for January or April intakes.

* Fees confirmed for January 2015 and April 2015 entry only. Remember to check back here for up-to-date fees for September 2015.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Bath Spa University offers academic scholarships to qualified students for International Year 1 in 2015. Contact us at admissions@bathspaglobal.com to find out more.

How to Apply

  1. Download an application form and complete your application electronically or by hand. Email it to admissions@bathspaglobal.com or mail to International Year 1, Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Bath, England, BA2 9BN.


  2. Whichever way you apply, you must also send copies of your academic transcripts, mark sheets and final certificates in English. Original copies must be brought with you when you arrive on campus.


  3. The IY1 admissions team will review your application and, if qualified, you will receive a conditional or unconditional offer. Conditional offer holders must meet all the conditions of their offer to become ‘unconditional’.


  4. Unconditional offer holders who wish to accept their offer should submit:
    • Financial documents showing proof of funding for the IY1
    • Copy of your passport pages
    • Pay a £3,000 GBP deposit. Deposits are non-refundable unless you are unable to meet visa entry requirements.


  5. We will then send you a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) which you will need to apply for a student visa to travel to the UK.


ACCOMMODATION

All International Year 1 students will be guaranteed student housing at one of the newest accommodation blocks in Bath, Charlton Court. Charlton Court has 294 en-suite study bedrooms with free WIFI and 24-hour security, and shared living spaces. It's located only a 10-15 walk from central Bath and a short bus ride to the Newton Park campus. The 2014-15 price for en-suite accommodation at Charlton Court is £7,048 for 51 weeks.

or more information on Charlton Court, CLICK HERE.