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Architecture BSc (Hons)

4 years including placements, starting in September 2023

Immerse yourself in the art and science of Architecture through studio-based learning and placement experience. Take your first steps to becoming a qualified Architect.

Our RIBA part 1 approved degree is a great place to start your training to become an Architect. Our course gives you the practical and creative skills you need to explore, analyse and communicate architectural proposals. You’ll combine project work in design studios and studies in history, theory and the science of architecture with practical experience gained in practice. Through integrating all aspects of architecture, you’ll learn how to successfully control, compose and construct internal spaces and external forms.

At Bath, we focus your studies around studio work from the start. This is where you’ll work collaboratively to produce integrated design solutions. And, more importantly, where you’ll develop the practical skills to realise your creative potential.

Individual and group projects challenge you to integrate the principles of structural, environmental, and sustainable design into your work. You’ll use your expanding knowledge of materials and the assembly of building elements to inform how you approach design. A unique part of our course is the opportunity to work with civil engineering students on some projects during your degree. This cross-discipline teamwork gives you an insight into the design problems and professional relationships you could experience in your career. And it improves your understanding of the technical aspects of designing structures.

We also offer you a distinct study experience to most other universities in the UK through our integrated placements. You’ll go on two placements (lasting between three to six months) as part of your four-year degree, fulfilling the practical experience element needed for a RIBA part 1 qualification.

Learn from experts in the field

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in architecture and the built environment, including innovative materials and sustainable design. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience. You'll have a dedicated tutor for each design project along with specialist tutors, many of whom are practising Architects.

Use specialist facilities

Our 4 East South building houses purpose-built research and teaching space for our architecture students. You'll have access to design studios and be designated a space available for you through the course to support your architectural work in drawing and modelling. Our students have secure storage, access to printing, plotting, integrated review spaces with digital presentation facilities and access to kitchens. You'll also have access to undergraduate workshops for model making through traditional means, as well as a wide range of CAD/CAM machines with staff available to help and advise on your projects.

Watch a video of our design studios and facilities or explore them in our virtual reality model; these are the spaces where you will develop and realise your ideas.

Start your future here

Our course is fully prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA, giving you the educational basis and professional experience you need to complete the first step toward becoming a qualified Architect. Like many of our students, you can continue this journey with us on our Master of Architecture and RIBA part 3 courses.

A degree at Bath can open up a variety of career opportunities to you. The high standard of creative and analytical skills, and training you graduate with will equip you to work in a range of industries. You could also choose to pursue a career in other design-related roles such as film-making or museum curation.

Find out what our graduates go on to do.

2023/24 Academic Year


Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, information about courses starting in the 23/24 academic year may be subject to change. We continue to improve your teaching and learning experience, so you gain skills and understanding which are valuable to you and sought after by employers.

Before you apply for a course, please check the website for the most recently published course detail. If you apply to the University of Bath, you will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

We understand that you will want to know more about the shape of the academic year. We work hard and plan for different scenarios, to be able to welcome you to the University of Bath at the start of each semester.

Find out about our approach for a safe campus experience for the current 2021 to 2022 academic year.

Course structure

This course lasts 4 years. It starts in September 2023 and ends in 2027. Welcome week starts on 25 September 2023.


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.

Year 1

Compulsory units

  • Design studio 1.1

    10 credits

  • Design studio 1.2

    20 credits

  • Digital representation

    10 credits

  • History, theory and practice 1

    10 credits

  • Principles of structural and environmental engineering

    10 credits

Year 2

Compulsory units

  • Design studio 2

    20 credits

  • History, theory and practice 2

    10 credits

  • Year 2 practice

    30 credits

Year 3

Compulsory units

  • Design studio 3

    20 credits

  • History, theory and practice 3

    10 credits

  • Year 3 practice

    30 credits

Year 4

Compulsory units

  • Design studio 4.1

    20 credits

  • Design studio 4.2

    30 credits

  • History, theory and practice 4

    10 credits

Placement


We blend architectural studies with professional experience to help you get the best out of your degree. Our course integrates two placements (lasting between three to six months) into the second semesters of year 2 and year 3, making it easier for you to develop and transfer your skills between study and placement. You'll be able to apply your university learning in a practical context and use your placement experience to improve the architectural skills you’ll use later in your course.

Our students benefit from work experience gained in many of the leading architectural practices in the UK and other countries. You could go on placement in practices like FCB Studios, Foster and Partners, Grimshaw Architects or Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners.

Placement opportunities can't be guaranteed but you will receive tailored support from our specialist team to help you secure a placement.

Find out more about architecture practice placements and the support we offer

Learning and assessment

You’ll be taught and assessed by a variety of methods and it will vary between units. These methods are designed to promote in-depth learning and understanding of the subject.


Learning

  • Design projects
  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Essay
  • Group design projects
  • Online quizzes
  • Posters
  • Project reports

Learning and teaching

Timetabled contact hours, which can be made up of lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory classes, vary throughout your course and between courses but are typically between 8 and 12 hours a week in your first year.

Independent learning

As well as timetabled contact hours, you'll undertake independent learning and assessment activities. Typically, this might be around 30–35 hours per week in your first year, and include individual research, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, preparing coursework assignments, presentations, or revising for exams. After your first year, the emphasis on independent learning becomes greater, for example you may do a final year project in the final year.

Assessment breakdown

You will be assessed by coursework designed to develop and test your skills and knowledge. These include project reports, essays and posters.

As a guide, 100% of the course will be assessed by coursework although you will also need to pass some online quizzes. In your first, third and fourth years, you’ll complete a group design project. You’ll be assessed individually but you may also be assessed as part of a group.

We can make reasonable adjustments to assessment procedures for students with disabilities, take a look at our Disability Service’s pages for information.  

Professional accreditations

By studying a course with a professional accreditation, you could have the chance to get workplace experience, learn about new developments in the industry and take the first steps to becoming a Chartered member of the RIBA. You may also be able to apply for jobs in the industry without having to do any more exams.


Recognition of professional qualifications


As well as being recognised as a higher academic qualification, a number of our degrees are also accredited by professional bodies in the United Kingdom. An accredited degree may entitle you to work in a specific profession within the UK, and abroad (where there are reciprocating arrangements with professional bodies in other countries).

The requirements to practise a profession vary from country to country. If you wish to practise your profession outside the United Kingdom, you are advised to confirm that the UK professional qualification you seek is valid in the country in which you are intending to work.

The United Kingdom currently subscribes to The Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) Directive. The MRPQ Directive provides a reciprocal framework of rules which enables European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals to have their professional qualifications recognised in a state other than the one in which the qualification was obtained. In the event of a no deal Brexit, from 1 January 2021, the MRPQ Directive will no longer apply to the UK. However, it is anticipated that there will be a new system for recognising professional qualifications between the UK, EEA, and Switzerland.

‘It was really good fun. When you've got a shared experience with people you don't know, it builds the relationships quite quickly. I think it was a great first project.’
Greg Ferguson BSc Architecture (Graduating year, 2022)

Entry requirements


We consider a range of factors when assessing your application for this course, including your previous academic performance (such as GCSEs), your personal statement, your predicted grades and the combination of subjects you study at A level (or equivalent).

Your personal statement should discuss your motivation for choosing architecture and give information about your relevant non-academic interests and achievements. We are looking for you to demonstrate a strong interest in and engagement with architecture, using examples of extracurricular or co-curricular activities, work experience or additional reading or study (such as a relevant EPQ).

Your entry qualifications should ideally include Mathematics and/or Physics, together with an art or design subject.

If you have been unable to study art or design as part of your entry qualifications we look for evidence that you have substantial exposure to art and design thinking and its applications, for example through structured extra-curricular art or design work, classes or projects.

We know 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 consider any application based on its merits, including your background and circumstances, including through:

Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

A level Typical offer

A*AA

A*AA in three A level subjects.

A level Alternative offer

AAA

Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification 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.

AAA in three A levels plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification
  • grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics (except if you are studying an A level in that subject)
  • grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Mathematics
  • if you are eligible, a pass in the Access to Bath course or successful completion of another recognised widening access programme

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.

International Baccalaureate Typical offer

36 points

International Baccalaureate Diploma

36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects.

We prefer applicants who study Visual Arts or Design Technology and one of Physics or either Mathematics course at Higher Level. If you are taking any of these subjects at Standard Level your offer may instead include 7 in that subject. In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects and 7 in the Standard Level subject(s).

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme

We consider applicants studying the IBCP on a case-by-case basis based on the individual components studied. For this course you will typically need to study IB courses in Visual Art and either Mathematics or Physics, with at least one at Higher Level, alongside appropriate vocational study. This vocational study can be any qualification we accept, such as a BTEC National Diploma (RQF) or two BTEC National Extended Certificates (RQF). We do not accept BTEC National Extended Diplomas (RQF) on their own for this course but may accept it alongside the relevant IB courses within the IBCP.

Our typical offer will including individual grades in the relevant components - please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk for further advice before you apply.

Pearson Edexcel BTEC Typical offer

We are unable to consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) for entry to our Architecture course.

Unfortunately, the qualification does not offer the breadth and depth of study that is required to be suitably prepared for our course.

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

T level Typical offer

T levels are not considered suitable preparation for this degree programme and are therefore not accepted for entry. If you require advice on how you may academically prepare to study this degree or present with a mix of qualifications, you should contact our Admissions Progression Team at admissions-progression@bath.ac.uk.

Cambridge Pre-U Typical offer

D2, D3, D3

D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects.

Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer

D3, D3, D3

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, D3, D3 in three principal subjects plus one of:

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

AA in Advanced Highers

AA 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 AAAAA in their Highers.

Access to HE Diploma Typical offer

39 credits at Distinction

We welcome applications from mature students who have significant work experience in a relevant field and who can demonstrate evidence of recent study in a relevant subject area. Your work experience and recent study will need to demonstrate both numerical and art and design skills.

Applicants offering an Access to HE Diploma (generally in science or engineering, with significant work experience in an art/design field or an additional art/design qualification) would typically be expected to pass the Access to HE Diploma with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. We may specify particular units in which Distinctions must be achieved.

Your application would need to include evidence of strong mathematical ability at Level 3: this may be achieved through achieving grade A in Maths or Physics A level or by achieving credits at Distinction in mathematical units of an Access to HE Diploma course.

Art Foundation Typical offer

We cannot consider an art foundation course on its own - you will also need appropriate academic study (such as A levels) in other areas, ideally including Mathematics and/or Physics. However, an art foundation course may be an option if you have already achieved level 3 qualifications (such as A levels) that meet or come close to meeting our typical offer but if you weren’t able to take art or design previously.

Alongside your existing qualifications, we may be able to consider a Distinction in an art foundation course, such as:

  • UAL Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
  • BTEC Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk with the details of your circumstances and qualifications for further information on whether you can be considered and what any typical offer is likely to be.

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:

  • A*A in two A levels plus D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate (RQF) OR the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF)
  • A*A in two A levels plus D3 in a Pre-U principal subject
  • A*A in two A levels (excluding Accounting) plus A in the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS). While we can consider this qualification as an equivalent to a third A level, please see the information above for guidance about preferred subjects.

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 English Language or Literature grade 6 or B (or equivalent from English language category A)
  • GCSE Mathematics grade 6 or B

GCSE grades are an important part of selection for this course and most students made an offer will have five or more GCSEs at grade 8, 9 or A*. We are typically looking for a strong grade in either Mathematics or Physics GCSE, Art or Design GCSE and a humanities GCSE.

Your GCSE grades will be carefully considered as part of our contextual admissions process and depending on your circumstances, we may be able to consider you with GCSE grades of mostly 6 or B.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

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 or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. 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

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

South African qualifications

National Senior Certificate

77766 including 85% in Advanced Programme Mathematics or Physical Sciences.

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

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Italian qualifications

Diploma di Esame di Stato

An overall score of 95% in the scientific pathway with 10, 9, 9 in three subjects from your final report card including Maths or Physics.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Greek qualifications

Apolytirion

19 in the Apolytirion plus A*A in two A levels including A in either Mathematics or Physics.

We cannot accept the Apolytirion unless it is studied alongside A levels. We do not accept Pan Hellenic examinations in place of an A level.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Hong Kongese qualifications

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

5*55 in three elective subjects plus 5* in core Mathematics and either 5 in extended mathematics paper or 5 in Physics Elective.

We accept either extended Mathematics paper for this course, however, you may find Algebra and Calculus (M2) provides better preparation for starting this degree.

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 SAT scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

International Foundation Years

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

French qualifications

French Baccalaureate

An overall score of 16 with 15 in two speciality subjects in your final year including either Mathematics or Physics/Chemistry.

If you are studying the International Option Baccalaureate (OIB), our typical offer is:

An overall score of 14 with 15 in two speciality subjects in your final year including either Mathematics or Physics/Chemistry.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

European qualifications

European Baccalaureate

88% overall with 9.0 in Mathematics (5 periods) or Physics (4 periods).

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Danish qualifications

Studenterexamen (STX)

A weighted average mark of 11 with 10 in Mathematics A or Physics A.

If you sit written and oral examinations in a subject, you must achieve the required grades in both.

We may be able to consider your application if you are taking the Højere Handelseksamen (HHX), Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX), Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF). Please contact us to discuss our requirements.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Swedish qualifications

Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate)

Pass with A in Physics 1 and 2 or 200 credits in Mathematics including Mathematics 4 or 5 plus A in a further 1000 credits and B in a further 800 credits.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Indian qualifications

Higher Secondary School Certificate (Standard 12)

An average of 85% across four subjects with 85% in Mathematics or Physics.

We do not accept Physical Education as one of these four subjects.

These requirements are for the CBSE, CISCE boards. Please contact us if you are taking this qualification with a different board.

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

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Portuguese qualifications

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários.

An overall average of 18 with 19, 18, 18 in three subjects including either Mathematics or Physics.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Croatian qualifications

Maturalna Svjedodzba

An overall grade of 5 with 5 in four subjects including either Mathematics or Physics at Advanced Level.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

American qualifications

Advanced Placement Tests

We assess applications from students taking AP examinations on an individual basis. Typically we require:

5, 5, 5 in three Advanced Placement Tests including Calculus BC or any Physics AP plus evidence of a high academic standard across a breadth of study for example through your US High School Diploma or other recognised secondary school leaving qualification or additional AP Tests, SAT and ACT scores.

We accept no more than one Calculus AP as one of these three subjects.

If you would like advice about your own set of qualifications, please email admissions@bath.ac.uk

SAT Subject Tests

We do not accept SAT Subject Tests for direct entry to our degrees.

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

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Spanish qualifications

Titulo de Bachiller

A score of 9 overall with 9 in Mathematics or Physics.

If you are not studying Physics, you must be studying Mathematics I and II from the science stream. We cannot accept Mathematics for Social Sciences for this degree course.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Bulgarian qualifications

Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie

5.7 overall with 6.0 in the Mathematics or Physics state matriculation exam.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

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 or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. 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 under the 'Canada' section.

International Foundation Years

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

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 or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. 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

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Hungarian qualifications

Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate)

5 in all subjects with 85% and 80% in two Higher subjects including Mathematics or Physics.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Lithuanian qualifications

Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

9.0 overall with 95, 90, 90 in three state exams including either Mathematics or Physics.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Polish qualifications

Certificate of Maturity

90, 85, 85 in three extended subjects including either Mathematics or Physics.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Romanian qualifications

Diplomă de Bacalaureat

9.0 overall with 9.5, 9.0, 9.0 in three subjects including either Mathematics or Physics.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Norwegian qualifications

Vitnemål for videregående opplæring (Leaving certificate from upper secondary school)

An average of 4.5 in the common core subjects and an average of 5 across six optional programme courses including 5 in Mathematics R1/NS1 and R2/NS2 or 5 in Physics 1 and 2.

These requirements are for the Specialisation in General Studies programme. Please contact us if you are taking a different programme

We consider your grades in final assessment for each subject, or in examinations where you do not have a final assessment for that 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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

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 or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. 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

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

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 or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. 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 SAT scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate (Standard 12)

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

International Foundation Years

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

German qualifications

Abitur

1.3 overall with 13 in Mathematics or Physics in the final examinations.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Singaporean qualifications

Singapore A levels

AAA in three H2 level subjects including A in Mathematics or Physics.

Polytechnic Diploma (3 years)

3.5 overall with grade A/B+ in a breadth of subjects including Architecture modules.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We GCE and International A levels and the IB Diploma 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 SAT scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

International Foundation Years

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Cypriot qualifications

Cypriot Apolytirion (Private Schools)

19 in the Apolytirion plus A*A in two A levels including A in either Mathematics or Physics.

Apolytirion Lyceum Pathway (Public Schools 2019)

If you are studying any of the four 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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Turkish qualifications

Lise Bitirme Diplomasi

CGPA of 85% with 85% in one of Calculus, Mathematics or Physics in the final year.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

New Zealander qualifications

National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)

Level 3 Diploma achieved with Excellence including one Level 3 subject with 18 credits at Excellence (E) and two Level 3 subjects with 14 credits at Excellence (E) including Mathematics or Physics.

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

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Malaysian qualifications

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

AAA in three subjects including Mathematics or Physics.

We do not accept General Studies as on of these three subjects. We do not accept grade A- place of grade A.

Dua Tahun Matrikulasi (PDT)

CGPA of 3.5 in the science stream with A- in Mathematics or Physics in the final semester.

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 under the 'Canada' section.

International Foundation Years

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

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 or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. 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 SAT scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

International Foundation Years

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Australian qualifications

High School Certificates and Certificates of Education

Pass the relevant certificate with an ATAR or TER of 97 with grade A or 85 in either Mathematics or Physics.

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 1 with HA in either Mathematics or Physics.

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

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Canadian qualifications

High School Diploma

88% average across 5 or 6 academic grade 12 subjects including 88% in Physics or Calculus/ Calculus & Vectors (or equivalent from your province/territory).

The number of grade 12 subjects we require will depend on your province/territory.

We also accept the Quebec diplôme d'études collégiales. Please email admissions@bath.ac.uk to discuss our entry requirements.

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

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Irish qualifications

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1, H1, H1, H2, H2, H3 in six subjects from the Irish Leaving Certificate with H1 in Mathematics or Physics.

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 A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

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 or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. 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

As this degree requires a broad range of skills and academic preparation we are unable to consider International Foundations Years for this degree.

English language requirements

Category A

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • 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 any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 130 overall with sub scores of Literacy 130, Comprehension 140, Conversation 125, Production 110
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Architecture BSc (Hons) including placements


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

Fee information is not yet available for this course. Tuition fees are liable to increase annually for all University of Bath students.

Find out more about student fees

Extra costs

The following course-related costs are not included in your fees:

Plotting of drawings, model making and the creation and binding of reports

You should allow for at least £110 per year.

Software

As part of your course, you may need to use software such as AutoCAD, Sketchup and photo editing and publishing software. You’ll need to purchase licences for this software (we estimate this could cost around £624). You will need a laptop with the graphics capability to run these (your laptop is likely to cost upwards of £600 for this).

Study visit to a European city

£250 payable at the start of your third year of study. This is based on current costs but may be subject to change.

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying an undergraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. This is in addition to your student loan and you do not have to pay it back.

Read more about bursaries and scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card or bank transfer. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information



Selection process

We will usually assess you based on your UCAS application and we do not consider portfolios.

If you are studying certain qualifications, such as an Access to HE Diploma, you may be invited to attend an interview as part of our selection process so we can better assess your studies and experiences. Very exceptionally we may invite you to an interview if you have circumstances we cannot assess from an application alone. Our interview page gives more information on what you should expect from an interview.

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Design studio 1.1

10 credits

Through two projects, you’ll explore creative spatial and building design, focusing on timber as a material. You’ll learn about basic timber construction methods, and about timber as a renewable resource and its embodied energy. During the first project, you’ll work in groups with engineers to gain an understanding of the importance of collaboration. You’ll also develop visual communication techniques including freehand drawing and model-making to scale.

Design studio 1.2

20 credits

You’ll continue to explore fundamental themes in architecture. We’ll introduce you to the relationship between buildings and the immediate spaces or site, at a variety of scales. Steel and masonry will be used as primary materials as a basis of design formulation. You’ll examine their embodied carbon and their impact on the environment. Through two structured design projects, you’ll explore simple building construction techniques including frame and load-bearing structures.

Digital representation

10 credits

This unit provides you with a critical understanding of digital techniques in relation to the design process. It introduces you to the use of 2D CAD software in the construction industry and 3-D digital modelling. You’ll explore the principles of rendering and animation and use of equipment in the CAD-CAM workshop environment.

History, theory and practice 1

10 credits

This unit introduces you to the global historical survey of architecture and engineering in terms of materials used. You’ll also learn about the development of vernacular traditions in both Western and non-Western contexts. You’ll consider how architecture and engineering responds to and is informed by material choices and a designer’s relationship to social, cultural, economic and environmental factors. You will also look at the contemporary practice of respective professions.

Principles of structural and environmental engineering

10 credits

You’ll learn about the role played by environmental and structural issues in the design and building process. Also, you’ll become familiar with the basic vocabulary for environmental and structural design thinking. All of this will help you to make informed decisions about the orientation of buildings, the choice of building envelope and basic construction to achieve an optimum internal environment.

Design studio 2

20 credits

You will complete three design projects. Project 1 introduces ideas of physical context and you will work in groups to analyse in detail several village or urban sites. Project 2 is an individual design project focusing on a single cell space and its environmental conditions. Project 3 is an individual design project located on one of the sites analysed in project 1. It will be a small multi-cell non-domestic building over two storeys.

History, theory and practice 2

10 credits

You’ll examine theoretical positions in formal design of buildings in western architecture. We’ll introduce you to general ideas and ideals that have shaped cities, the techniques of urban analysis, and principles of urban design. You’ll explore how the arts have influenced architectural design and survey the ideology and practices of the modern movement. The unit also helps you integrate design and professional skills in the workplace and prepares you for your first placement experience.

Year 2 practice

30 credits

You’ll go on placement in your second semester. This gives you the chance to gain professional experience, learn new valuable skills and also meets the requirements for the Part 1 qualification.

Design studio 3

20 credits

You'll complete two projects to explore and analyse a given urban and cultural context as part of the design process. Project 1 is a joint project with engineers while Project 2 is an individual project. You’ll consider environmental design principles, how material, fabric and structures are integrated, resilient infrastructures or creative, adaptive re-use strategies, and design in an urban context.

History, theory and practice 3

10 credits

You’ll examine theoretical positions associated with the formal design of buildings. The unit provides a grounding in the history of western architecture via an exposition of textual sources, proportion analyses and recent research, from Classical thinking to the foundation of modern design theory. You’ll also explore contemporary practice and management issues in the construction industry, preparing you for your second placement experience.

Year 3 practice

30 credits

Build your professional skills on a second placement in Semester 2. This is a further opportunity to enhance your CV and apply your theoretical knowledge in a work environment.

Design studio 4.1

20 credits

You’ll carry out two projects in this unit: a joint design project with engineers and an individual written brief. Known as the Happold Foundation ‘TED’ project, the first is a culmination of collaborative working between architecture and engineering students. In your second project, you’ll research and analyse a chosen site and project programme to show the viability of the overall project. This represents the first part of the final design project on your degree.

Design studio 4.2

30 credits

This unit is the culmination of four years of design studio projects. In this individual project, you’ll explore contemporary conditions in a city or town in the UK. You’ll develop a design to the brief you completed in semester 1 to show all the knowledge and skills you’ve gained during your degree.

History, theory and practice 4

10 credits

You’ll develop your knowledge of key theoretical issues in contemporary architectural discourse. This unit provides theoretical tools to create architectural designs that engage with contemporary debates in architecture within a global context. You’ll explore the strategies, processes and mechanisms in contemporary architecture practice, professional standards, the management of construction, and the principles behind the organisation, procurement and delivery of architectural projects.