People apply to Bath from a wide variety of different routes and we assess your academic performance based on the context you've been studying in.
Which qualifications we accept
We consider a variety of qualifications, including the Access to HE Diploma and Open University credits. Each of our courses has different entry requirements and you can find full details on our course pages. For some courses, you'll also need to meet additional requirements like GCSE grades.
If you're considering studying an Access course or modules with the Open University, check our course pages to make sure you study subjects and units that meet our typical entry requirements. We may also be able to consider alternative Open University units to those listed.
For some of our courses, we might invite you to an applicant interview if you're studying a qualification that makes it hard for us to assess whether or not we can offer you a place, for example, if you're studying:
- an Access to HE Diploma
- a BTEC Extended Diploma
- another non-traditional qualification
We might also invite you to an interview if you have an educational history or a gap in studies that isn't typical, meaning we're not able to consider your application using our normal criteria.
If you're not sure whether your qualifications (achieved or pending) are suitable for progression to Bath and you'd like more information, email our Progression team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your email, please tell us:
- the syllabus or module information
- the full list of credits and units you plan to study
- information about any other Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent), Level 3 (A level or equivalent), or university-level qualifications you hold with scanned copies of any relevant certificates and academic transcripts