Bath Spa University
Creativity, culture and enterprise
Bath Spa University is a leading institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. Through innovative teaching we provide a high quality student experience. Based in a world heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, we ensure that our graduates are socially engaged citizens.
Whether you're looking to improve your career prospects with a postgraduate qualification or wish to explore a subject you feel passionately about for personal enjoyment, Bath Spa University promise you high quality master's courses and research supervision from committed staff, in a unique and supportive environment.
Why Choose Us?
A long history of success
Bath Spa University was established as a modern, innovative university in 2005. But our roots can be traced back over 160 years to Bath School of Art. We have a strong (and growing) reputation that encompasses our three schools: the Bath School of Art and Design, Institute for Education and the College of Liberal Arts, including the Bath Business School.
Passionate. Inspiring. Down-to-earth. Approachable. We're proud to have a team of talented teachers, many of whom bring direct industry experience. Away from the seminar room or studio, most are involved in research - and many are renowned in their respective fields.
In 2017, we were awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The award recognises that Bath Spa University "delivers high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education."
Every student is unique. Which is why we've made our master's courses and options as flexible as possible. We offer a broad range of courses across art, sciences, education, social science and business.
Period buildings, rolling parkland and cutting-edge creativity. Iconic sights and off-the-beaten-track discoveries. Bath is one of the UK's most popular and historic cities. But it's anything but stuck in the past. The city is a hotbed of innovation and creativity, just 15 minutes from Bristol and 90 minutes from London.
Strong caring ethos
Supportive and accessible tutors and lecturers. A strong caring ethos that runs in everything we do. Our student services offer advice on anything from finances to homesickness, as well as offering disability support and so much more.
A Top 6 University for Creative Scene
We were delighted to be voted one of the top six creative universities in the UK in the Which? University Student Survey 2017.
Modern, specialist facilities
Impressive new buildings. Buzzing collaborative spaces. Well-stocked libraries and state-of-the-art technology. You'll have access to everything you could possibly need to study at the highest level. And, because university isn't all about work, you'll find great places to eat and drink, plus sports pitches, a gym, performance spaces and more.
We're part of a global community, continually reaching out and building close partnerships and links with organisations around the world. And we give our students plenty of opportunities to spend time abroad and get an international perspective. At the same time, we love welcoming international students to our beautiful campus and showing them what makes Bath so special
Safe and secure
We provide an environment that allows our students to concentrate on what matters most. The campuses are beautiful, and the city of Bath itself is renowned internationally with an enviable reputation for being enjoyable and safe to live in. In fact, it's ranked as one of the top 'safe student cities' according to research by the Complete University Guide in 2017. It has a personality all of its own, with an intimate yet vibrant community.
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Our Bath Business School at Bath Spa University is apart of our College of Liberal Arts. It offers courses and Pathways for driven individuals with business brains. You'll find that we highly regard creativity and enterprise, as well as recognising the importance of being entrepreneurial.
You'll benefit from being taught by staff who have industry experience in addition to academic expertise.
During your studies, you'll have opportunities to gain work experience and to develop international professional networks. The pathway structure of our Business and Management degree puts you in control, by providing you with a range of coherent themes of specialisation. Alternatively, you can elect to pursue a more general programme of study, including interdisciplinary modules.
Our Postgraduate Courses
MA Arts Management
MA Business and Management
MA Business and Management (Accounting)
MA Business and Management (Entrepreneurship)
MA Business and Management (International)
MA Business and Management (Marketing)
Our Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University has the lecturers, facilities and passion you need to thrive whilst you prepare yourself for a creative career. With history dating back to the 19th century, Bath School of Art and Design has seen many changes of the years. The art school is an integral part of the university and is proud of its long history.
We believe in individuals, giving you space and time to think and do. Expand your horizons and deepen your knowledge. We want you to explore and experiment, and you’ll benefit from exceptional academic and technical support.
From age old, artisan printing techniques to cutting edge 3D printing technology, our facilities are some of the best to be found anywhere in the world. In each discipline we encourage depth of subject understanding, yet a multidisciplinary approach, and the range of exceptional equipment and workshops in wood, metal, ceramics, textiles, print, photography, plastic, casting, paint, fashion and digital technologies support this experience.
Our Postgraduate Courses
MA Curatorial Practice
MA Design (Ceramics)
MA Design (Fashion and Textiles)
MA Fine Art
MA Visual Communication
Our Institute for Education at Bath Spa University has been inspiring students, teachers and other education professionals since 1946.
Who are we and what do we do?
Working in classrooms and educational settings across the world, we provide high quality teaching and research. We work with over 670 school partners, as well as colleges, early years settings and anywhere where learning takes place.
Our missions is to promote excellence and expertise in educational research and professional practice across the globe. From Bath in England to Newcastle in Australia, via New York City and Lusaka, Zambia, our educationalist make a difference to the lives of all children and young people.
Our Postgraduate courses
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
MA Education (Education Studies)
MA Education (Early Childhood Studies)
MA Education (International Education)
MA Education (Leadership and Management)
MA Inclusive Education
MA Professional Practice
MA Professional Practice in Higher Education
MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
MA Specific Learning Difficulties/ Dyslexia
National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (SENCO)
Professional Doctorate in Education
All of our Primary and Secondary teaching training programmes have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted - the highest possible grade that can be awarded.
Combined with over 70 years experience in the field of education, this means that - no matter which route into teaching you choose with us - you are in the best possible hands.
- MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
- MA Education (Early Childhood Studies)
- MA Education (Leadership and Management)
- MA Inclusive Education
- MA Professional Practice
- MA Professional Practice in Higher Education
- MA TESOL
- National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination
- PGCE Primary and Early Years
- PGCE Primary and Early Years (Part Time)
- PGCE Secondary Art and Design
- PGCE Secondary Business Studies
- PGCE Secondary Computing
- PGCE Secondary Design and Technology
- PGCE Secondary Drama
- PGCE Secondary English
- PGCE Secondary Geography
- PGCE Secondary History
- PGCE Secondary Mathematics
- PGCE Secondary Modern Languages
- PGCE Secondary Music
- PGCE Secondary Physical Education
- PGCE Secondary Physical Education with Ebacc
- PGCE Secondary Religious Education
- PGCE Secondary Science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology)
- PGCert Specific Learning Difficulties / Dyslexia
- Professional Doctorate in Education