Essential information

Admissions Policy

The Admissions Policy applies to all University of Bath degree programmes.  It contains information and regulations relating to admissions.  It also covers applicants to visiting or exchange schemes.

Standard Terms and Conditions of your offer

 The Standard Terms and Conditions of your Offer are a legal agreement between you and the University of Bath which sets out your rights and responsibilities.

Data Protection Guidelines

The Data Protection Guidelines give a brief and simple outline of the responsibilities of staff and students under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Student Equal Opportunities Policy

The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in accordance with its Charter. It is the University's aim that potential and actual tudents are treated fairly on the basis of merit regardless of age (minimum age for admission is 17), disability, family responsibilities, gender, HIV status, marital status, mental health problems, nationality, race, religious or political views or affiliations, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or transsexualism.


Our regulations cover all aspects of studying here, from admissions to assessment. They are designed to promote the wellbeing of all students.


You will need to provide a minimum of one academic reference. We will not be able to make you an offer until we have received at least one satisfactory reference. If you graduated more than 5 years ago or work experience is relevant to the programme you have applied to a professional reference instead of an academic reference may be acceptable. Some Departments may request two references.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

You will need to apply for an ATAS clearance certificate if you require student Entry Clearance or a Visa to study in the UK and you are applying for a postgraduate taught Masters within the Department of Mechanical Engineering or a Research degree within the Faculty of Engineering (not MPhil or PhD in Architecture).

Disclosure and Barring Service checks

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is an executive agency of the Home Office. Disclosure and Barring Service checks helps us screen student ambassadors, volunteers and people involved in a profession with special responsibilities such as pharmacy.

Policy on applicants with criminal convictions

We actively promote equality of opportunity and we are keen to encourage a diverse student population with a wide range of talents, backgrounds and experiences. Having a criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from gaining admission to the University of Bath. In reaching decisions on those with criminal convictions, the University will consider not only its own responsibilities and duties but also the safety and well-being of the individual and its ability to provide any appropriate support arrangements. This is set out in the Policy on Applicants with Criminal Convictions.