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Taking the EPQ to strengthen your application

Find out how an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) can improve your chances of getting an undergraduate place at university

Improve your chances of getting a place

Studying the EPQ could make you eligible to receive an alternative offer from Bath

Undertaking an EPQ can help you develop skills in independent research, time management and extended writing. These skills will be invaluable to you when transitioning to undergraduate study at Bath.

If you take the EPQ alongside A levels and apply to study at Bath, you could get an alternative offer for all of our courses that is one grade below our typical A level offer. Check the entry requirements on your course's page and read our information about alternative offers for full details.

You can also read these blog posts about our students' experiences of undertaking an EPQ and how they have benefited including some top tips.

Develop the skills needed to succeed at university

Studying the EPQ can help you to develop key university study skills

Studying the EPQ will help you develop a range of study skills, including:

  • presentation skills
  • time management skills
  • writing project reports
  • carrying out research
  • referencing sources

By developing these skills you should find it easier to go from studying at school or college to studying at university.

How to succeed in your EPQ

We offer a free online course to help you succeed in your EPQ

Our online course How to succeed in your EPQ involves around three hours of study per week for three weeks. You can complete the course at your own pace and at a time to suit you.

How to succeed in your EPQ will give you the opportunity to:

  • discuss ideas with other students taking the EPQ
  • develop the skills you need to complete your EPQ
  • learn about writing your project log and how EPQs are assessed

You will also gain insight from staff in the University's Academic Skills Centre, an EPQ supervisor, and current Bath students who have completed the EPQ.

Contact us

If you have any questions about how the EPQ can support your application to Bath please contact our admissions team