University of Bath

Overview

Located on a parkland campus 2km from the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage City, the University of Bath offers the perfect location for you to undertake your studies in the UK.  The programs offered range from pre-degree studies (International Foundation year and English language courses) and Bachelors through to Masters and PhDs.  The subject areas covered span Engineering and Design, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management and Sciences.

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1. Choose a programme of study

Undergraduate programmes

Postgraduate programmes

2. When to apply

Undergraduates can apply from 1 September onwards and should submit their application by the middle of January. You do not need to have completed your high school education in order to apply. We may make you a conditional offer setting out the level of performance we expect in your remaining examinations and assessments.

Masters candidates may apply from mid-October onwards. This includes students in the final year of their degree studies as we can offer a place on a conditional basis.

Students interested in a research degree may apply at any time and we can offer admission at various points throughout the year. Most students prefer to begin their studies at the start of the academic year in October.

3. How to apply 

Applications for all of our programmes of study can be made online.

You should apply through UCAS for all of our undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduates should apply directly to the University.

International (non-EU) students can also complete an application for the Bath Foundation Year.

4. Track your application

If you have already applied for a programme of study then you can check on your progress.

Entry requirements

These requirements will vary from subject to subject. You also need to look at course entry requirements in our undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses.

Foundation Programmes

If you have been through the Pakistani school system you will need to undertake a bridging qualification in order to progress on to undergraduate studies.

We offer the one year International Foundation Year, which is ideal preparation for entering our undergraduate programmes.

Undergraduate programmes

A Level or International Baccalaureate (IB)We welcome applications from students taking A Level examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and certain other internationally recognised qualifications for direct entry into undergraduate courses.

Holders of the Pakistani Bachelors of Arts/Science/Commerce (Pass) may be considered for direct entry at undergraduate level.

Postgraduate taught degrees

Bachelors (Honours) degree of high standing may be acceptedWe will consider students who have successfully completed a bachelors (honours) degree from an elite institution and achieved excellent grades. In certain instances a masters degree may be required.

Degrees must be from a recognised institution in Pakistan.

Details of the entry requirements for each of our postgraduate taught degrees are provided in the postgraduate prospectus.

Postgraduate research degrees

Masters level qualificationWe will consider exceptional high graded masters degree holders for PhD study.

Evidence of some research experience (for example through a masters degree project) is often expected and in addition to the standard application papers, you will need a research proposal outlining how you intend to go about your research.

English language requirements

To study on the International Foundation Year you will need a minimum IELTS score of 5.5.

The minimum English Language requirement for our undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 – 7.0 or an equivalent qualification.

All postgraduate taught applicants must meet our English requirements (IELTS 6.5-7.0). You can do this by taking IELTS exams or by attending a pre-sessional programme in our Academic Skills Centre (ASC).

More information about English Language requirements.

Scholarship and Funding

Prospective international students are eligible for a number of scholarships. Most of these are for postgraduate taught students. Departments may also offer specific scholarships for their students.

These are some of the scholarship and funding options available to students from your country:

International Scholarship Scheme

We are offering 75 postgraduate scholarships worth £3,000. This will be offered as a discount in tuition fees. The scholarships are for one year only.

More details of the International Scholarship Scheme.

Sponsorship

A number of external funding bodies exist to support Masters level study in the UK and we strongly advise any applicant seeking support to explore potential sources of financial aid available in your own country.

There are international agencies, government departments, charitable organisations and private companies that may be able to provide financial aid for certain programmes of study, and all are worth exploring.

You can also approach the British Council in your country to find out if they have any funding available.

Research Degree Scholarships

For MPhil/PhD students we provide both full and partial research degree scholarships and these are awarded on a competitive basis. Some are designated for certain research topics and others are offered on a university-wide basis. You may indicate that you wish to be considered for a scholarship on the research degree programme application form.

Support

Accommodation

Find out about undergraduate accommodation and postgraduate accommodation options.

Societies

During your studies it is important to feel involved with university life. You will find a range of societieshere where you can meet people and participate in events and social occasions.

Careers

It is important to consider your career options when deciding where to study. The University of Bath Careers Service offers support and careers guidance to international students as well as assistance infinding part-time work via Students’ Union JobLink.

Support for international students

We have a dedicated International Student Advice Team which supports all our international students during their studies.

Our International Relations Office also provides support before you arrive and throughout your studies.

The University of Bath is proud of its multicultural community. International students make up 30% of the student body and come from over 100 different countries.  Upon arriving in Bath you find an institution that has been awarded the accolade of ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ and is ranked 7th overall in the UK in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.  Furthermore, in the 2013 National Students Survey (NSS) Bath came out top in the UK for student satisfaction.

This is due in large part to the practice based and professional emphasis of many of our degrees.  60% of undergraduate students undertake a work placement as part of their studies and Bath graduates typically earn starting salaries well above the national average.  As for the campus, as well as all of the usual facilities you would expect of a modern university, you will find world-class sports facilities, one of only a few library and learning centres open 24 hours each day, and many new buildings that reflect a major on-going investment in residential, academic and social space.

Admission to the University of Bath is competitive.  We welcome applications from students with a strong academic background and would encourage you to seek further guidance from our representative in Pakistan regarding the opportunities we can offer and the process of applying.

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