University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Frequently asked questions

Common questions we get from prospective students are available in this document PDF.

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We seek to recruit the best students from around the world. We look for applications from students whose subjects demonstrate a range of conceptual, numerical, analytical and discursive abilities at the highest level.

Personal statement

Your personal statement should describe your motivation for choosing business administration and information about your relevant non-academic interests and achievements. When describing relevant experience remember to reflect on what you have learnt through engagement with these activities, how they have influenced your personal development and the relevance of these to business or your future career.

Because the course involves a work placement early in year 2, your application should additionally demonstrate:


Preference will be shown to applicants with a strong GCSE profile which should include a high proportion of A or 7 (or above) grades.

A Levels

Typical offer: AAA/A*AB with specified grades per subject

A Level subject requirements

Preferred subject combinations

Preference for A level subjects that include a combination of mathematics/sciences with arts/humanities.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer: 36 points including 7,6,5 or 6,6,6 in three Higher Level subjects.

Other qualifications

Guidance on other qualifications.

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English language

If English is not your first language, you will require an IELTS Academic qualification or a recognised equivalent.

IELTS: We require a minimum of 7.0 overall in the IELTS-Academic test with no less than 7.0 in any subject.

Read about other English language qualifications we accept.