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Sociology BSc (Hons)

3 years, starting in September 2020

Gain a solid grounding in social theory and social research methods. Develop a critical and historical understanding of the social forces that shape our lives.

In this degree, you’ll study core topics in social theory and social research methods. The flexibility in this course enables you to choose relevant units from sociology, social policy, international development and criminology.

This course will appeal if you want to identify and explore the social factors that have shaped lives and social situations. You will gain an analytical and methodological foundation for the study of collective and individual behaviour.

You’ll explore the historical understandings of social relationships, collective behaviour, institutions and social change. You will develop an appreciation of sociological concepts and theories that will help you engage with the most pressing challenges in our world today.

During the first and second years, you’ll study classical and modern social theories, and qualitative and quantitative research skills.

In the final year, you will write a dissertation and choose from optional units.

Teaching

You’ll learn from academics with expertise across the social sciences. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Our researchers have specialisms in:

  • children and families
  • health
  • international development
  • justice and rights
  • migration
  • policy design and analysis
  • poverty
  • violence and crime

Careers

Those who study our social sciences degrees have excellent career options. Our graduates have worked as social and policy researchers, civil servants, international consultants, journalists, accountants and in a variety of government, charity sector and business-related roles.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for:

  • Amazon
  • Guide Dogs
  • Parliamentary Research Service
  • Goldman Sachs
  • BBC Worldwide
Find out what our graduates go on to do

Course structure

This course lasts 3 years. It starts in September 2020 and ends in 2023. Welcome week starts on 21 September 2020.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

At Bath, our courses are made up of units of study. Compulsory units cover core concepts that you'll need to understand as part of your degree programme. Some of our courses also offer the opportunity for you to study optional units. These allow you to specialise in particular areas of knowledge that interest you.

As an undergraduate, you will be expected to take 60 credits (ECTS) in each academic year. These are usually split into 30 credits for each semester you study. Sixty credits are the equivalent of 1200 notional hours of study; this includes contact time with staff and your own independent learning.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Optional course units

You can choose from a number of optional units in years 1, 2 and 3. Here are some examples of the units currently being studied by our students.

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Oral assessment
  • Practical work
  • Written examination
  • Other

Typical assessment breakdown

This average assessment breakdown is based on a typical choice of optional units. Your specific unit choices will determine the actual breakdown of assessment methods that you will experience.

% written exam

% practical exam

% coursework

Year Written Exam Practical Exam Coursework
Year 1 30% 3% 67%
Year 2 16% 3% 81%
Year 3 20% 0% 80%

Typical contact time breakdown

This average contact time breakdown is based on a typical choice of optional units. Scheduled learning and teaching may include: lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Your optional unit choices will determine your actual personal contact hours.

% time in scheduled learning and teaching

% time in independent study

% time in placement/year abroad

Year Scheduled Independent Placement
Year 1 20% 80% 0%
Year 2 18% 82% 0%
Year 3 15% 85% 0%

This information shows typical student contact time based on information from the 2016/17 academic year. For new courses, this information is based on a typical choice of optional units.

‘There’s a social scientist in everyone really, and sociologists are really at the heart of making a difference to our society.’
Adam Robinson BSc Sociology and Social Policy (2019)

Entry requirements


Your application, especially your personal statement, should demonstrate your enthusiasm for your chosen degree. This might include relevant reading, voluntary work or additional study, such as a relevant EPQ. When describing your experiences you should reflect on what you have learnt from them, how they have influenced your development or how they are relevant to your future studies.

We prefer applicants with at least one humanities or social science subject as part of their entry qualifications. This subject might be:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

We are aware that the context in which you are studying can have an impact on your ability to perform your best in exams and coursework, or limit which subjects or qualifications you are able to study at your school or college. We take this into careful consideration through our contextual admissions process.

Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

A level Typical offer

AAB

AAB in three A levels.

If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

A level Alternative offer

ABB

Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

ABB in three A levels plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification
  • grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Typical offer

35 points

35 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects.

BTEC RQF Typical offer

DDD

DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF).

We prefer the above qualifications to be in a relevant subject area and are unable to consider qualifications in Public Services.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

BTEC QCF Typical offer

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF).

We prefer the above qualifications to be in a relevant subject area and are unable to consider qualifications in Public Services.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Cambridge Technical Typical offer

D*DD

D*DD in the Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma.

We prefer the above qualifications to be in a relevant subject area and we prefer you to have taken optional units in Sociology and Public Health.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Cambridge Pre-U Typical offer

D3, D3, M1

D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects.

Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer

D3, M1, M1

Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

Scottish Highers Typical offer

AB in Advanced Highers

AB in two Advanced Highers.

We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAABB in their Highers.

Access to HE Diploma Typical offer

33 credits at Distinction

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 33 credits achieved at Distinction and 6 credits achieved at Merit above. This must include at least 9 credits achieved at Distinction in an essay-based subject.

Open University credits Typical offer

Pass units worth 120 credits, including a minimum of a Pass 2 with 70% in a relevant essay-based Level 2 unit.

Typically, we would be looking for you to have studied units worth at least 120 credits, including at least 30 credits at Level 2. We would generally be looking for you to have taken relevant units in essay-based subjects, preferably social sciences. This information is a guide and all students applying with Open University Credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will consider your application carefully and take note of any previous qualifications or relevant work experience. Please contact us to discuss your profile before making an application.

Taking OU credits may be counted as degree-level study by the Student Loans Company and therefore may be counted as previous study and have an impact on your ability to access student loans/grants for the entirety of your chosen degree. We recommend that you discuss this in detail with the SLC before following this progression route to the University of Bath.

Combinations of qualifications Typical offer

Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking.

We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, of which some common examples are:

  • AB in two A level subjects plus D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate (RQF) OR the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF)
  • A in one A level subject plus DD in the BTEC National Diploma (RQF)
  • AB in two A level subjects plus D3 in a Pre-U principal subject
  • AB in two A level subjects plus 6 in an IB HL Certificate. While we do not consider the IB Careers Programme for entry, we are able to consider the combinations of components that are typically offered by this route, such as BTEC and IB HL Certificate combinations
  • AAB in two A level subjects excluding Accounting plus the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)

We can also consider combinations that are not listed and do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications in the same subject area.

GCSE requirements

GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4 plus GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from English language category B).

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

South Korean qualifications

Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (General High School Diploma)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Japanese qualifications

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Bulgarian qualifications

Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie (DIPZO)

5.5 overall with 5.8 in a state matriculation exam (excluding Bulgarian).

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Canadian qualifications

Secondary School Diploma

an average of 85% in the Diploma with 88%, 88%, 85% in three Year 12 subjects.

We also accept the Canadian International Matriculation Programme. Our requirements are the same as for the Secondary School Diploma.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept the IB Diploma and our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section. If you are studying a mixture of IB courses and College Board qualifications please contact us for advice.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

New Zealander qualifications

National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)

Level 3 Diploma achieved with Merit including two Level 3 subjects with 14 credits at Excellence (E) and one Level 3 subject with 14 credits at Merit (M).

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Australian qualifications

High School Certificates and Certificates of Education

Pass the relevant certificate with an ATAR or TER of 93.

We can accept any of the following school leaver qualifications meeting these requirements:

-Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate -New South Wales Higher School Certificate -Northern Territory Certificate of Education -South Australian Certificate of Education -Tasmanian Certificate of Education -Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning -Victorian Certificate of Education -Western Australian Certificate of Education

Our requirements for the Queensland Senior Certificate of Education are:

Overall Band Position of 2.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Malaysian qualifications

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

AAB in three subjects.

We do not accept General Studies as one of these three subjects. We do not accept grade A- in place of grade A or grade B- in place of grade B.

Dua Tahun Matrikulasi (PDT)

CGPA of 3.3 in the science stream.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Canadian International Matriculation Programme

We accept this programme for direct entry and our requirements are the same as for a Canadian Secondary School Diploma. These are listed in the 'Canada' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Chinese qualifications

Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate or Chinese University Entrance Exam (Gaokao)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of these qualifications alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Canadian International Matriculation Programme

We accept this programme for direct entry and our requirements are the same as for a Canadian Secondary School Diploma. These are listed in the 'Canada' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Thai qualifications

Higher Secondary School Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Emirati qualifications

Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyya)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section. You will need to hold an English language qualification (such as IELTS) in place of ACT or SATR scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard)

We accept the Indian 12th Standard and our entry requirements are listed under the 'India' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Jordanian qualifications

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section. You will need to hold an English language qualification (such as IELTS) in place of ACT or SATR scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Russian qualifications

Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat o (Polnom) Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Romanian qualifications

Diplomă de Bacalaureat

8.8 overall with 9.0, 9.0, 8.5 in in three subjects .

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Hungarian qualifications

Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate)

80% and 75% in two Higher subjects plus 5 ,5, 4 in three Standard subjects.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Lithuanian qualifications

Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

8.75 overall with 90, 90, 85 in three state exams.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Polish qualifications

Certificate of Maturity

85, 85, 80 in three extended subjects.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Italian qualifications

Diploma di Esame di Stato

An overall score of 87% in the classical, languages or scientific pathway with 9, 9, 8 in three subjects from your final report card.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Portuguese qualifications

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários.

An overall average of 17.5 with 18, 18, 17 in three subjects.

Your subjects grades will be taken as an average of your school results and external exams where relevant.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Belgian qualifications

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur / Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

Due to the variety, structure and grading of these qualifications, applications are welcomed from students with these qualifications but we consider them on on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in applying, please contact us on admissions@bath.ac.uk for further advice. Please provide copies of your school reports within your email for our consideration.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

South African qualifications

National Senior Certificate

77666 in five subjects.

We cannot accept Maths Literacy as one of these subjects.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Croatian qualifications

Maturalna Svjedodzba

An overall grade of 4.5 with 5, 5, 4 in three subjects including one Advanced Level subject.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in each component

We are also in the process of setting up our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test.

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Cypriot qualifications

18 in the Apolytirion plus AB in two A levels.

If you are studying the new Apolytirion Lyceum Pathway system (since 2019) provided by the majority of public schools, and you are studying any of the 4 subjects at an Advanced Level (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology), we may be able to consider you without the further GCE/PIA/CIE A level requirements. Please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in each component
  • Duolingo: 120 overall
  • LanguageCer