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International Politics and Modern Languages BA (Hons)

4 years with study or work abroad, starting in September 2023

Explore global social, political and cultural challenges, whilst achieving fluency in another language.

This degree enables you to combine the study of a language at either beginner (ab initio) or advanced level with the study of international politics. This combination will give you strong skills in both areas and prepare you for an international career.

You can choose from either French, German or Spanish (intended for those who have studied to A level standard) or any beginner language (which you do not need to have studied before). These are French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish.

In Year 1, you will develop your written and spoken language skills, as well as your understanding of key political concepts and theoretical tools for the study of international politics. You’ll explore the history and culture of your chosen language.

In Year 2, you’ll continue with the advanced study of your chosen language, and the history, politics, culture and society of its primary countries as well as the international context. You’ll gain skills in research and design methods. You will also choose from optional units, enabling you to focus on areas of interest to you.

You'll spend Year 3 either studying or working abroad.

In your final year, alongside your language study, you will do a politics dissertation. You’ll also choose from a wide range of optional units that will allow you to focus on areas you are most interested in.

Language combinations

You can study this course with these languages:

  • International Politics and French
  • International Politics and Spanish
  • International Politics and German
  • International Politics and Italian ab initio
  • International Politics and French ab initio
  • International Politics and Spanish ab initio
  • International Politics and German ab initio
  • International Politics and Russian ab initio
  • International Politics and Mandarin ab initio

The (ab initio) language streams will fast-track your first two years to help you prepare to study or work abroad in the third year.

If you study an advanced language, you will learn about political and cultural issues in the target language.

Informed teaching to advance your learning

You’ll learn from teaching staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise in contemporary political studies and modern languages. Their passion, knowledge and research shape their teaching, aiming to enhance your learning experience.

Develop your professional skills

Throughout the course, you will develop skills to prepare you for employment and further study. These include:

  • experience of working and living in a different cultural environment
  • processing complex and specialist information
  • critical thinking
  • research skills
  • adaptability and communication skills

You will also develop advanced language skills.

Prepare for your future

Many of our politics graduates have gone on to careers in both the private and public sectors, working in the banking and finance industries, media, public administration, and European and international political institutions.

They have worked for organisations such as:

  • Amazon
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the EU
  • Civil Service
  • Interel
  • KPMG
  • Virgin Media
Find out what our graduates go on to do

2023/24 Academic Year


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.

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

The units you study will vary depending on your language choices.

Language routes

Advanced language

If you study an advanced language (French, German or Spanish), you’ll study the below units for your chosen language:

  • Year 1: 'Advanced language 1: language and society' and 'History and culture 1'
  • Year 2: 'Advanced language 2: language in context' and 'History and culture 2'
  • Year 4: 'Advanced language 3'

Beginner (ab initio) language

If you choose a beginner (ab initio) language pathway (Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian or Mandarin), you’ll study:

  • Year 1: 'Introduction to language 1: language and Society'
  • Year 2: 'Introduction to language 2: language in context'
  • Year 4: 'Advanced language 3'

How units work

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. 60 credits are the equivalent of 1,200 notional hours of study; this includes contact time with staff and your own independent learning.

Year 1

Compulsory units

  • Advanced language 1

    15 credits

  • Essential study skills in politics

    5 credits

  • History and culture 1

    10 credits

  • Introduction to international relations

    15 credits

  • Introduction to language 1: language and society

    25 credits

  • Politics: key concepts and analysis

    15 credits

Year 2

Compulsory units

  • Advanced language 2

    15 credits

  • History and culture 2

    10 credits

  • Introduction to language 2: language in context

    25 credits

  • Peace, conflict and international security

    10 credits

  • Research design and methods

    10 credits

  • Thinking the world politically

    10 credits

Options

  • Year 2 options

    5 credits

Year 3

Compulsory units

  • Study or work abroad

    60 credits

Year 4

Compulsory units

  • Advanced language 3

    15 credits

  • Dissertation

    20 credits

Options

  • Final year options

    25 credits

Study abroad or placement


In Year 3, you’ll study or work abroad. During this, you'll be in a country that primarily uses your chosen language. You could spend this time:

  • studying at one of our partner universities
  • as a language assistant in a school
  • doing a professional placement

You can combine two options or countries, spending half of Year 3 on each.

This will improve your language skills. Many students gain confidence, life experience and independence. It can also increase your professional network.

Your Year Abroad Officers and Tutor will support you during this time. If you choose to do a placement, our placements team will help you to find your role and support you during your time abroad.

Previous students have completed placements with:

  • British Council (multiple locations)
  • Grupo Avanza (Chile)
  • HOOP (Peru)
  • MMC Sport (Germany)

Placements can’t be guaranteed but you will receive support from our dedicated placement team to help you. Study abroad opportunities are limited and are subject to availability at our partner institutions.

Read more about studying or working abroad during your undergraduate language degree

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

  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Essay
  • Examinations
  • Practical work

Learning and teaching

Contact hours

Timetabled contact hours, which may be made up of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and tutorials, vary throughout your course and between courses but are typically between 10 and 14 hours a week in your first year.

Independent learning

In addition to timetabled contact hours, you are expected to undertake independent learning and assessment activities. Typically, this might be around 21 to 30 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 a range of methods designed to develop and test your skills and knowledge.

As a guide, 60-80% of assessment is by coursework or essays. The remaining will be through examination. There will also be an element of assessment through practical work.

The balance of examinations and coursework may depend on the optional units you choose.

The final degree classification is determined by your second, third and final year marks. Each contributes 24%, 8% and 68% respectively

You will primarily be assessed as an individual but may also be assessed as part of a group. The balance of assessment methods will vary throughout your degree.

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

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.

A young woman (Grace) pointing at a sign on the wall outside of The Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).
‘Living in France was a dream of mine. I’m a lot more confident and happier, and I feel like I’ve unlocked a great part of myself that had been hidden away.’
Grace Asquith-Evans BA (Hons) International Politics and Modern Languages (Graduating year, 2023)

Entry requirements


Your application, especially your personal statement, should demonstrate your enthusiasm for languages and politics, expressed through an interest and knowledge of certain social, political or economic aspects. This might include relevant reading, involvement in political or language societies, activism for a political party or an NGO or by participating in language exchange programmes.

You do not need to have studied Politics before to be suitable for this course. You will need a strong performance in a language other than your own of at least GCSE level (or equivalent).

We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds to our language courses. Language teaching in the first year of this degree for beginner languages is typically pitched at students who have not studied that language before and who are not native speakers. Teaching in the first year of this degree for advanced languages is intended for those who have studied the language to A level (or equivalent). If you have more advanced language skills may find these aspects of first-year study less challenging.

If you wish to study an advanced language you will need a strong performance in it as part of your entry qualifications. If you are not taking it as part of your entry qualifications, we can accept a relevant B2 level language qualification, such as DELF for French, TestDaF, Goethe-Zertifikat Deutsch or DSD for German or DELE for Spanish.

When completing your UCAS application for this course you will need to indicate the language and level you wish to study. You should do this under "further details" in the "choices" section of the application form, using one of our listed codes. The available language options are:

  • French (advanced): FA
  • French (beginner): FB
  • German (advanced): GA
  • German (beginner): GB
  • Spanish (advanced): SA
  • Spanish (beginner): SB
  • Italian (beginner): IB
  • Mandarin (beginner): MB
  • Russian (beginner): RB

You can only choose to study one language through this degree.

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

AAB

AAB in three A levels.

For an advanced language option, your A level subjects must normally include that language.

A level Alternative offer

ABB

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.

ABB in three A levels plus one of:

For an advanced language option, your A level subjects must normally include that language.

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

35 points

International Baccalaureate Diploma

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

For an advanced language option, your Higher Level subjects must normally include that language but we can consider you if you study it at Standard Level. Our typical offer in this case would be 35 points overall with 6, 5, 5 in three Higher Level subjects plus 7 in Standard Level in your chosen language.

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme

We consider applicants studying the IBCP on a case-by-case basis based on the individual components studied. If you wish to study an advanced language option you will typically need to study that language at either Higher Level or Standard Level alongside Higher Level subjects and appropriate vocational study equivalent to two A levels (if your language is taken at HL) or three A levels (if your language is taken at SL). This vocational study can be any qualification we accept, such as a BTEC National Diploma (RQF) or two BTEC National Extended Certificates (RQF).

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 RQF Typical offer

DDD

DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in a relevant subject area.

We prefer the above qualifications to be in a relevant subject area and are unable to consider qualifications in Public Services, Uniformed Protective Services, Travel and Tourism and other less relevant disciplines.

If you wish to study an advanced language you will need a separate qualification demonstrating you are using your language at a high level. This could be an A level or any suitable qualification or test at B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For a beginner language you will need strong performance in a language other than your own of at least GCSE level (or equivalent).

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

Pearson Edexcel BTEC QCF Typical offer

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in a relevant subject area.

We prefer the above qualifications to be in a relevant subject area and are unable to consider qualifications in Public Services, Uniformed Protective Services, Travel and Tourism and other less relevant disciplines.

If you wish to study an advanced language you will need a separate qualification demonstrating you are using your language at a high level. This could be an A level or any suitable qualification or test at B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For a beginner language you will need strong performance in a language other than your own of at least GCSE level (or equivalent).

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

OCR Cambridge Technical Typical offer

D*DD

D*DD in the Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject area.

We prefer the above qualifications to be in a relevant subject area and are unable to consider qualifications in Public Services, Uniformed Protective Services, Travel and Tourism and other less relevant disciplines.

If you wish to study an advanced language you will need a separate qualification demonstrating you are using your language at a high level. This could be an A level or any suitable qualification or test at B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For a beginner language you will need strong performance in a language other than your own of at least GCSE level (or equivalent).

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

D3, D3, M1

D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects.

For an advanced language option, your principal subjects must normally include that language.

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:

For an advanced language option, your principal subjects must normally include that language.

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.

For an advanced language option, your Advanced Highers must normally include that language.

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 or above.

If you wish to study an advanced language you will need a separate qualification demonstrating you are using your language at a high level. This could be an A level or any suitable qualification or test at B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For a beginner language you will need strong performance in a language other than your own of at least GCSE level (or equivalent).

Please contact us to discuss the content of the Access course you are studying to check that the units you are covering are suitable.

Open University credits Typical offer

Pass units worth 120 credits including a minimum of a Pass 2 with 70% in a Level 2 unit.

Typically, we would be looking for you to have studied units worth at least 120 credits. You will need to have evidence of your ability to learn languages, which may be strong performance in a language other than your own at GCSE level (or equivalent), or an OU Level 1 beginners’ or intermediate unit in a language. For an advanced language, you will typically need 60 credits at Level 2 in that language.

This information is a guide and we consider students applying with Open University Credits on a case-by-case basis. We will consider your application carefully and take note of any previous qualifications or relevant work experience. We may be able to consider alternative units to those listed. Please contact us to discuss your profile.

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 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 levels plus D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate (RQF) or Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF)
  • AB in two A levels plus D3 in a Pre-U principal subject
  • AAB in two A levels (excluding Criminology) and the WJEC Applied Diploma in Criminology

If you wish to study an advanced language your combination of qualifications must include a suitable qualification for that language.

We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that 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 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category C)

For a beginner language option, you will typically need a good grade in at least one language GCSE (other than in your own language) if you do not study a language at A level (or equivalent).

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

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, 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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Spanish qualifications

Titulo de Bachiller

A score of 8.5 overall.

For advanced French or German, you must normally achieve 8 in that language studied as a first foreign language as part of your Titulo de Bachiller. If you have studied the language as a second foreign language, please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk to discuss our requirements.

Advanced Spanish is not intended for native speakers and you may find the first year of study less challenging if you have completed the Titulo de Bachiller. If you are studying this qualification and wish to apply for this option please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk 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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Greek qualifications

Apolytirion

19 in the Apolytirion plus AB in two A levels.

For an advanced language option, your A level subjects must normally include that language.

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.

European Baccalaureate

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

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Singaporean qualifications

Singapore A levels

AAB in three H2 level subjects.

For an advanced language option, your H2 subjects must normally include that language.

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

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, 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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Irish qualifications

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 in six subjects from the Irish Leaving Certificate.

For an advanced language option, you will normally require H2 in that language as part of your Higher 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.

European Baccalaureate

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

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

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, 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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

South African qualifications

National Senior Certificate

77666 in five subjects

For an advanced language option you will also need to meet B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages through a separate qualification in the chosen language.

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Portuguese qualifications

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários.

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

For an advanced language option, you must normally achieve a 17 in a that language at "continuation" level. If you have studied the language at "initiation" level, please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk to discuss our requirements.

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

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, 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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

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, 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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

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, 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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Lithuanian qualifications

Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

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

You will need 85 in French in the state exam to study advanced French in your degree. To study advanced German or Spanish you will need to obtain B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in that language subject through a separate qualification.

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Polish qualifications

Certificate of Maturity

85, 85, 80 in three extended subjects.

For an advanced language option, you must achieve 80 in the extended language 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.

European Baccalaureate

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

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Romanian qualifications

Diplomă de Bacalaureat

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

For an advanced language option, you will require 8.5 in that language.

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Italian qualifications

Diploma di Esame di Stato

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

For an advanced language option, you must normally achieve 8 in that language as a first foreign language. If you have studied the language as a second or third foreign language, please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk 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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Danish qualifications

Studenterexamen (STX)

A weighted average mark of 10.

For an advanced language option, you will normally need 7 in the relevant language subject (French A, German A or Spanish A).

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

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.

For an advanced language option, you will also need to meet B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages through a separate qualification in the chosen language.

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

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 90 .

For an advanced language option, you will require a grade A in that language.

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 3.

For an advanced language option, you will require HA in that language.

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

American qualifications

Advanced Placement Tests

5, 5, 4 in three Advanced Placement Tests.

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

For an advanced language option, your subjects will need to include a relevant AP in that language:

  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish Literature and Culture

We assess applications from students taking AP examinations on an individual basis.

When assessing your application, we will also be looking for evidence of a high academic standard across a breadth of study, for example through additional AP Tests, your wider school curriculum and SAT or ACT scores if you have taken them.

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

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

New Zealander qualifications

High School Certificates and Certificates of Education

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).

For an advanced language option, you will require a minimum 14 credits at Merit (M) in that language as a Level 3 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.

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Canadian qualifications

High School Diploma

83% average across 5 or 6 academic grade 12 subjects.

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

For an advanced language option, you must achieve 85% in that language at a suitable level. Please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk to discuss your language courses.

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

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Bulgarian qualifications

Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie

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

For an advanced language option, your state matriculation exams must normally include that language at a minimum 5.8.

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Hong Kongese qualifications

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

5, 5, 4 in three elective subjects or 5, 4 in two elective subjects plus 5 in Core English or Mathematics.

For an advanced language option you will also need to meet B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages through a separate qualification in the chosen language

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

European qualifications

European Baccalaureate

84% overall.

For an advanced language option, you will need to obtain a minimum 9.0 in that language.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

German qualifications

Abitur

1.6 overall

For advanced French or Spanish, you will be required to obtain 12 in that subject.

Advanced German is not intended for native speakers and you may find the first year of study less challenging if you have completed the Abitur. If you are studying the Abitur and wish to apply for this option please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk to discuss our requirements.

The required grade must be achieved in your final examinations if you take them. If you do not take one of these subjects in your final examinations, you will need an average grade across four semesters in it.

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Croatian qualifications

Maturalna Svjedodzba

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

For the advanced language option you will require a 4 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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Swedish qualifications

Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate)

Pass with A in 800 credits and B in a further 1200 credits.

For an advanced language option, you will normally need B in the relevant language subject (French 5 or 6, German 5 or 6 or Spanish 5 or 6).

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Hungarian qualifications

Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate)

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

For an advanced language option, you must normally achieve 75% in that language as a Higher 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.

European Baccalaureate

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

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Norwegian qualifications

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

An average of 4 in the common core subjects and an average of 4.6 across six optional programme subjects.

For an advanced language option, you will normally need 4 in the relevant language subject (French III, German III or Spanish III).

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Cypriot qualifications

Cypriot Apolytirion (Private Schools)

18 in the Apolytirion plus AB in two A levels.

For an advanced language option, you will require a B in that language.

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 advic

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Indian qualifications

Higher Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard)

Average of 80% across four subjects.

For an advanced language option you will also need to meet B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages through a separate qualification in the chosen language.

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

These requirements are for the CBSE and 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

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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

French qualifications

French Baccalaureate

An overall score of 14 with 15, 14 in two specialities in your final year.

For advanced German or Spanish options, your specialities in Year 13 must normally include that language.

We may also be able to consider your application if you have studied the language as your Language A subject or your Language B subject. Please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk to discuss our requirements.

Our requirements for the French Baccalaureate are the same for students studying the International Option Baccalaureate (OIB) for this course.

Advanced French is not intended for native speakers and you may find the first year of study less challenging if you have completed the French Baccalaureate. If you are studying the French Baccalaureate and wish to apply for this option please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk 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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

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, 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 C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass in both the Speaking test and the Listening, Reading, and Writing test

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for International Politics and Modern Languages BA (Hons) with study or work abroad


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

These fees are for the academic year 2023/24 only. Tuition fees are liable to increase annually for all University of Bath students.

Home and Island students

Tuition fee for the academic year 2023/24

£9,250

Placement fee

You will normally pay a reduced tuition fee instead of the full year fee while on your work placement.

These are currently capped by the government at either 20% of the full-time fee for work placement or 15% for study abroad, or if the placements are part of the Erasmus+ scheme.

Legal information

UK undergraduate fees are regulated by the government. These fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

Overseas students

Tuition fee for the academic year 2023/24

£21,100

Placement fee

You will normally pay a reduced tuition fee instead of the full year fee while on your work placement.

Find out more about current student fees

Legal information

You should budget for an increase of up to 5% each year for every further year of study; we will not increase your fees each year by more than this percentage and the amount will be set out on our fee page in December for the following academic year.

If you aren't paying your fees in British pounds, you should also budget for possible fluctuations in your own currency.

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

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of textbooks.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

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. If you hold a language qualification that is not covered by our typical entry requirements we may invite you to attend an interview to assess your language level. This interview will usually take place remotely.

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.

Discover Uni course data

This course was updated with a new structure, title and languages for applicants starting from September 2020 onwards. The data from Discover Uni is based on a previous version of this course with differences in the choices of languages offered. Some data has been grouped with similar courses where appropriate.

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Advanced language 1

15 credits

Further develop your knowledge and understanding of advanced grammatical structures, learn new vocabulary and expressions. You will learn to manipulate the language accurately, in spoken and written forms and develop your listening skills. You will explore reading techniques and develop writing skills, such as summaries, essay writing and critical analysis of texts. This will be done in pair and group activities, including discussions, audio-visual activities as well as debates and presentations

Essential study skills in politics

5 credits

Explore the essential skills required for the study of political phenomena. Starting from the question of what it is we do when we study politics, you will learn practical skills such as how to read academic articles, how to research around political topics, and how to produce an academic essay on political questions. You’ll study this unit in tandem with the two introductory units of Politics and International Relations.

History and culture 1

10 credits

Advanced language route: you will study both ‘History and culture 1’ units that apply to your chosen languages. Advanced and beginner (ab initio) route: you will study the ‘History and culture 1’ unit that applies to your advanced language choice.

Introduction to international relations

15 credits

Explore the history, theories and issues that define the agenda in world politics. Examine world events from new angles and apply what you have learned.

You will be introduced to core theoretical frameworks and apply this analytical toolkit to issues such as war, peace, trade, international cooperation, and diplomacy as well as to contemporary case studies that are regularly updated in line with the latest developments in international politics.

Introduction to language 1: language and society

25 credits

Develop your knowledge and familiarity with your chosen language.

You will receive an introduction to grammar, and develop your writing, speaking and listening skills. This combination will improve your vocabulary and prepare you for communicative situations.

You’ll also develop an understanding of the major issues in society, politics and culture within the country your language originates from.

Politics: key concepts and analysis

15 credits

Explore essential concepts and analytical approaches that shape politics and political analysis and develop a sophisticated understanding of the building blocks of political life. You’ll cover a range of political concepts and study different analytical perspectives, from power and liberty to climate and race.

Advanced language 2

15 credits

Advance your linguistic development through exposure to authentic materials chosen to prepare you for your time abroad, equipping you with both the skills and knowledge required to thrive in your chosen country.

Study a wide range of topics and tasks ranging from practical aspects to political, cultural, and social issues. Communication in all its aspects is at the core of the unit, covering intercultural challenges, key social, political, and cultural topics and textual forms.

History and culture 2

10 credits

Advanced language route: you will study both ‘History and culture 2’ units that apply to your chosen languages. Advanced and beginner (ab initio) route: you will study the ‘History and culture 2’ unit that applies to your advanced language choice.

Introduction to language 2: language in context

25 credits

Building on what you learnt in Year 1, you will continue to improve your skills in your chosen language.

You will study in depth writing and speaking. This will improve your ability to communicate and express complex ideas appropriately.

By engaging with original materials (text, audio and video), you will learn to identify and use advanced grammatical structures. This will broaden your vocabulary, and develop your understanding of a wide variety of cultural, social and political contexts.

Peace, conflict and international security

10 credits

Explore the research, theories and practice of security, conflict, and peace-making. You will learn about the historical trends in conflict and explore main concepts and theories in conflict analysis and security studies. Finally, you’ll examine current conflicts, involving you in coursework that applies analytical tools taught in the unit.

Research design and methods

10 credits

You will approach research methods as a practical skill of addressing specific research problems with various research techniques and types of data. You'll be guided through the process of empirical research: learn how to identify relevant research questions, theorise possible answers, and develop and apply suitable qualitative and quantitative research methods to address the questions with empirical data. You will learn the individual steps through in-class exercises and practical applications.

Thinking the world politically

10 credits

Exploring the key philosophical traditions upon which contemporary politics is based, you will engage with key political thinkers and topics such as political violence, justice, and democracy. You’ll have the opportunity to develop a capacity to contextualise and evaluate current political disagreements, from arguments over freedom of speech to the role of the state, considering ongoing debates in political thought and theory.

Year 2 options

5 credits

In Year 2, you’ll choose one 5 credit optional unit. Optional units will cover general issues from across politics and international areas, such as parliamentary democracy to the politics of technology.

Study or work abroad

60 credits

You will study or work abroad. You can choose to spend this time doing a professional placement, studying at one of our overseas partner institutions, working as an English language assistant, or a combination of two of these options. This is an opportunity to enhance your CV, gain valuable new skills, try out a career option, or experience life in a different cultural environment.

Advanced language 3

15 credits

Building on the skills and experiences you gained in years 1 and 2, as well as your time abroad, you will work to achieve a greater level of fluency in the foreign language.

In your final year, you’ll further develop your intercultural awareness and linguistic skills, to help you prepare for the professional world.

A wide range of authentic materials (texts, audio and video) will be used to cover topics related to the political, societal, cultural and business environment of each country.

Dissertation

20 credits

For your dissertation you’ll design and conduct a research project under supervision in an approved topic in politics (this may include related political aspects of related subjects such as social policy, media, etc.).

Final year options

25 credits

In your final year, you will study a total of 25 credits of optional units. 15 credits will be taken from politics topics and 10 credits will be in your target language.  These will consist of either all-year 10 credit units or single semester 5 credit units, or single semester 10 or 5 credit options.  

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