Study at the School of Management on our International Exchange programme
If you are studying at one of our partner universities, you can spend a semester with us enjoying great teaching and a beautiful city.
The Bath experience
We are one of the UK’s leading business schools. We rank highly worldwide for student satisfaction, teaching and research. Read more about our rankings.
Our graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects. We have close links with businesses worldwide, giving our students valuable insights into the working world.
Coming to Bath on exchange will:
- improve your knowledge of UK and international business
- enhance your CV
- strengthen your personal and professional skills
The University of Bath is home to modern study and leisure facilities. The campus includes:
- a £30m Sports Training Village
- lots of restaurants, bars and cafes
- a library that's open 24 hours a day
- a dedicated arts, education and events space
What it's like being an International Exchange student at Bath
Life in Bath
The city of Bath
Bath is a beautiful city with a rich history, surrounded by rolling green hills. Students enjoy a vibrant life here. It is England’s only city to have World Heritage status. It might be small, but there’s plenty to see and do.
We’ve invested over £450 million in our campus over the last decade, building new accommodation, academic buildings, and sports facilities. Take a tour of our buildings and facilities.
Bath has some of the lowest crime rates in the country, making it one of the safest cities in England and Wales. We work hard to make our campus a safe place for students.
The city has great transport links. Bristol International Airport, serving over 100 destinations, is easy to get to and less than 20 miles away. Bath Spa train station provides direct routes to London (90 minutes) and Bristol (15 minutes). Bath also gives you easy access to explore the rest of the South West of England.
The School of Management's new home
Our new building opened in June 2022. The latest technology gives you a flexible learning and research environment to inspire you to do great things.
The building design focuses on working together. The space lets you engage with other students, academics, support staff and employers.
Courses you can study
When you apply for our exchange programme, you will need to tell us what courses you want to study. View a complete list of 2022-23 courses.
Each course is worth six ECTS credits. You can study four or five courses each semester.
We also offer British Studies courses for our exchange students.
How to apply
To take part in the exchange programme, your university must nominate you. Your university must also be one of our international exchange partners.
After we receive your university's nomination, we will invite you to apply.
If English is not your first language, you must have the following grade from either of these English language tests:
- 6.5 overall in IELTS
- C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR)
Once you’re here
We want all our students to feel at home. At the start of each semester, we organise a variety of orientation sessions and activities. We also run lots of events throughout the semester.
There are several accommodation options for exchange students. The University has two halls of residence in the city centre, Pulteney Court and Thornbank Gardens.
The Student Accommodation Team can give you advice about renting private accommodation. Frequent bus services link the campus, city and major student residential areas.
Some of our students have written about their experiences whilst on exchange.
My semester abroad at University of Bath School of Management My academic exchange year at Bath: a completely new experience Making BUCS sport part of my exchange year
The student view
'Bath is a beautiful city. It is now my second home. The student atmosphere makes this city very happy and full of life. There are always things to do: walking around, having picnic in front of the crescent, watching a rugby match…Bath has excellent transport connections, so it is easy to visit London for the weekend or travel around the UK or Europe during Easter Break. The months of exchange will fly by so fast; you will want to stay for longer. '
Blanca Gasset Cortejarena, ICADE Business School, Spain
The student view
'I enjoyed the whole exchange experience! Bath is such a beautiful city. It’s the first time that I had lived in student accommodation, so I enjoyed the independence, but also felt that I could turn to the accommodations team or the international relations team if I needed something. I made loads of new friends who are from all over the world and had the chance to travel to places such as London, Oxford, Scotland, and Italy. There were also amazing events organised for us including an evening party at the Roman Baths and a Farewell Cream Tea event.'
Ralph Aro, HEC Montréal, Canada
Find out how to apply
If you have any questions about the international exchange programme, please email us.