All applications for our Undergraduate programmes must be made through the UK's central applications service, UCAS. You apply online completing just one application for up to five courses. Guidance on how to apply is available from your school, college, Directgov Young People or local British Council Office.
Once you have sent your application to UCAS, the form will be considered by the Management admissions team. Each application is given individual consideration, paying particular attention to the subjects studied, the reference and the personal statement. A number of factors, including academic achievement, and potential, your skills and aptitudes and your motivation and commitment will be considered.
Applications received before the UCAS deadline of 15 January will be given equal consideration. Applications received after this date are unlikely to be considered. A decision will be made on whether to make you an offer as soon as possible but in some cases your application may be held until after the 15 January so that it can be considered alongside other applications received before the deadline. You will be notified by UCAS as soon as a decision has been made and we will let you know if your application is being held.
You can defer provided you show us that you plan to use the year constructively. We look upon a gap year as an opportunity to enjoy new experiences and find that students come to university more mature and able to adapt to their new environment.
See also general information on deferred entry.
Departmental Open Days are post offer and are designed to inform the applicant. Attendance is not compulsory and does not affect an applicant's chance of success. All suitable candidates will normally be invited for a day in Bath where they will be given a short presentation, a guided tour by current students, a tour of the department, together with opportunities to ask specific questions at several points during the day. There will also be the opportunity for candidates presenting non-standard combinations of subjects to discuss their application individually with a member of staff.
See also general information on Open Days.
Generally applicants are not interviewed, but if you are offering unusual qualifications or it it sometime since you have studied you may be invited for an interview before a decision is made.