Your degree, your choice
Bath gives you options for how you study so you can get the most out of your course.
Develop your interests
Choosing to study for an undergraduate degree means you can develop your knowledge and skills based on your individual interests, academic strengths and career aspirations. We offer over 190 single and combined subjects from our 17 departments which are taught by academics who are experts in their fields. You will directly benefit from their knowledge and be able to develop your own interests.
Flexibility of choice
Your first year of study gives you an introduction to your subject. On most of our courses, you can then choose from a range of optional modules as well as the core modules of your course. This flexibility allows you to specialise towards your chosen path and helps you get to where you want to go after University. It also means that you will get to choose the modules that you are most interested in.
We will provide the support you need to become a successful student and prepare for future employment. In addition to your optional modules, you can often choose to do a work placement or study abroad as part of your degree.
Placements - preparing you for work and life after study
With almost all of our courses, you have the option to do a professional or industrial placement. On some courses you will take two. Take advantage of our strong links with industry and take a placement as part of your studies.
A work placement gives you the chance to get real-world employment experience and use your classroom learning in a workplace environment.
Students who choose this option gain experience working in the private and public sectors as part of their learning. With a successful placement, you can get practical experience and gain transferable skills at the same time as learning about an industry or business sector. It can help you make more informed choices about your future career and it is something that you can put on a CV as work experience.
Study abroad and broaden your horizons
You don’t have to study for a language degree to be able to choose the option of a study year abroad. We have several courses which offer you the opportunity to study in places like Argentina, France and New Zealand.
Studying abroad is a great way to develop skills and have experiences that you will not get in the classroom. It gives you a new set of challenges that can increase your employability, making you more appealing to employers as you develop your communication, problem-solving and analytical skills. In addition to those skills, you can learn a new language in the place where it is spoken.
You also get an understanding of what it’s like to study at another university and you will experience a completely new way of teaching.
Apply for an undergraduate master’s qualification
There are several routes that you can take to a master’s qualification. You can study for a bachelor’s degree and then apply to do a master’s or, for many courses, you can apply straight away for an undergraduate master's.
Studying for a master’s degree can lead you to further industry accreditations connected to your subject which recognised and highly valued by employers.
What your choices could be
All our undergraduate courses are full-time, so depending on your course, your degree structure could be:
- two years leading to a foundation degree (with the option of a top-up leading to BSc)
- three years leading to a BA or BSc honours degree
- four years (including an optional placement or a study abroad year) leading to a BA or BSc honours degree
- four years leading to a master's honours degree, such as MEng, MSci or MMath
- five years (including an optional placement or a study abroad year) leading to a master's honours degree, such as MEng, MPhys