The University has a dedicated accommodation office. This offers a comprehensive housing service with over 2,150 self-catering student rooms on campus and more than 1,000 in the city centre, most with en-suite facilities.
Applying for Accommodation
The University offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Please visit the Accommodation Office website for information on the application deadline and further details
On-campus Postgraduate Accommodation
Postgraduates on our business courses at Bath enjoy living in our most modern complexes, the majority of which have been built in the last five years. Polden Court and Woodland are on campus and its boundary, and offer superior accommodation in peaceful surroundings. All Polden Court rooms have full ensuite shower/bathrooms and a television, and Woodland offers a variety of standard and ensuite rooms as well as several large self-contained studios that include a small kitchenette.
Priority for University residence is given to non-European Union postgraduates (this includes MSc students) who are new to Bath. Demand for rooms is high so you are strongly advised to apply as early as possible and by 31 July at the very latest. You will be invited to apply online once you have confirmed acceptance of your offer on one of our MSc programmes and have paid the relevant fee deposit.
Off-campus University Accommodation
The off-site senior complexes have room types to suit different budgets, all on a self-catering basis, all are conveniently located in the city of Bath within a short walk of the main shopping precincts and a direct bus route to the University (bus journey is approximately 10 minutes). Clevelands, Thornbank Gardens, Pulteney Court, Canal Wharf and University managed housing comprise variable-size cluster flats or kitchen groups and each complex has its own individual character. Many rooms have en-suite facilities, others share communal shower/bathroom facilities and all are grouped around a communal kitchen/dining room. More information about University run off-campus accommodation is available. Prices vary depending on the standard of accommodation chosen.
Private Sector Accommodation
Some MSc students live in private sector accommodation in the city centre or surrounding villages. The Accommodation Office maintains a regularly updated database of private sector accommodation including self-catering lodgings, flats and houses advertised with them by private landlords. Anyone intending to live in private sector accommodation is strongly advised to come to Bath well in advance of the start of term to make the necessary arrangements, particularly if they are seeking family accommodation. Low cost campus accommodation is usually available during the summer vacation until mid-September and reservations can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. + 44(0) 1225 383111 or Fax. +44 (0) 1225 386474
The Students' Union also organises a house-hunting weekend in mid-August to help new postgraduates meet each other and form groups for housesharing.
One of the advantages of studying in Bath is that students do not need a car unless they choose to live some distance outside the city, because it is relatively compact with many places within easy walking or cycling distance. The campus is about 2km from the centre of Bath , but all our off-site residences are within a short walk of the main bus/train terminal and there is a regular bus service between the city and the campus, which takes 10 - 15 minutes and runs until 2.00am during term-time.