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 programme 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 A* grades.

A levels

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

In exceptional circumstances we may make a slightly lower offer.

A level subject requirements

Preferred subjects

Preferred subject combinations.

We have a strong preference for applicants with qualifications that demonstrate a breadth and depth of learning, which includes a combination of mathematics/sciences, with arts/humanities.

Candidates offering the following types of narrow subject combinations are less likely to receive an offer:

Guidance on other qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

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

Non-academic criteria

While academic achievement is an important part of considering your application, we place a strong emphasis on non-academic attributes. Not only do we look for high achievers academically, but also those who demonstrate a wide range of outside interests and a well developed, balanced personality.

We have a strong emphasis on the balance between theory and practice - practical, industrial, entrepreneurial or voluntary work will support your application. Your personal statement and the referee's report will be considered when we evaluate your application and should therefore emphasise these issues.

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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.