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 40 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.

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: Enterprise Innovation
  • BBA (Hons) Business and Entrepreneurship: Design Management
  • BBA (Hons) Business and Entrepreneurship: Social Entrepreneurship
  • BBA (Hons) Business and 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 13 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/bsuglobal

Twitter: @BSUGlobal

Phone: +44 (0)1225 856367

Mailing Address: International Year 1, Newton Building (NE), Newton Park, Bath 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 4.0 or equivalent, with no skill lower than 4.0.
International Year 1
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Complete Secondary School with equivalent of 160 UCAS Tariff points
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
Direct Entry Undergraduate*
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Complete Secondary School with equivalent of 260 UCAS Tariff points
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Pre-Sessional English Complete Secondary School with equivalent of 160 UCAS Tariff points IELTS 4.0 or equivalent, with no skill lower than 4.0.
International Year 1 Complete Secondary School with equivalent of 160 UCAS Tariff points IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
Direct Entry Undergraduate* Complete Secondary School with equivalent of 260 UCAS Tariff points IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

* 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
27
MAR
2015
28
AUG
2015
TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC £1,350
per 6 week term
INTERNATIONAL
YEAR 1
6
DEC
2014
27
MAR
2015
28
AUG
2015
3-4
JAN
2015
7-8
APR
2015
  6
JAN
2015
20
APR
2015
28
SEPT
2015
£15,550*

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.