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Bath Spa University

Bath, England, United Kingdom
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost USD 694 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 8%
Institution type Public

About Bath Spa University

Established in the year 1975, Bath Spa University is a public educational institution that is also located in Bath, Somerset. It offers an extensive list of pre-degree study, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees and ranging at different areas of study. The University has 9 schools that cater to different areas such as in art, design, development, and participation, education, English and creative studies, historical and cultural studies, music and performing arts, science and environment, social sciences, and graduate school.

Bath Spa University has succeeded in achieving degree awarding powers in 1992, a university title in 2005 when it was known as Bath Spa University College, and research degree awarding powers in 2008. The University has 3 main campuses with 2 in different areas of Bath which are Newton Park campus and Sion Hill campus, and Corsham Court campus in Wiltshire.

The support that is provided by the university works on ensuring that students are exposed to advises on careers or creating their own jobs. With 93.9% of its graduates obtaining work or furthering their study within six months after graduating, Bath Spa University is on a path to keeping their current students highly employable. 

Campus information

Several various facilities that are being provided by Bath Spa University are:

  • A newly renovated library
  • More than 700 open access computer workstations for student use
  • Friendly professional librarians with their own subject specialism
  • A beautiful and historic campus environment
  • Extensive facilities for arts and design students
  • Excellent and highly supportive facilities and policies
  • 24/7 study areas in term time for student use

Bath Spa University has 3 main campuses in Bath, Newton Park with all subjects excluding art and design, and Sion Hill with Bath School of Art and Design, situated just in the outskirts of the city of Bath, and excellent bus links to the city. Students can reach London in 90 minutes and 9 miles from Bristol. Corsham Court campus that is located in Wiltshire manages postgraduate programmes and research projects. Some of the on-campus facilities include a library, specialist facilities for music and textiles, an art gallery, common rooms, study areas, meeting and seminar rooms available for student use. 



Bath Spa University has a number of accommodation options for first year students. Where you choose to live will depend on what you want out of your first year experience. Students meeting the following criteria will be able to apply for University managed accommodation in their first year:

  • Bath Spa University as their firm choice via UCAS
  • Currently live over 30 miles away from campus
  • Full time student studying at Newton Park, Sion Hill (Dartmouth Avenue, City of Bath College, The Circus)
  • Students studying on Bath Spa University courses based at City of Bath College are also eligible to apply for accommodation


If you are in search of an en-suite room for your accommodation, then you consider some of these options: 

  • Newton Park’s Garden halls
  • Sydney building at Newton Park’s Lakeside halls
  • Waterside and Charlton Court
  • Twerton Mill cluster flat
  • Bankside House (rooms have en-suite showers, but shared bathroom facilities)
  • Rooms in cluster flats and studios at Green Park House

On Campus

Newton Park

  • Self-catered accommodation options - en-suites, rooms with communal bathrooms and shared bedrooms
  • Highly convenient on-site facilities - launderettes, refectory, Students' Union, gym, library and theatre
  • Internet
  • 24-hour security
  • Communal cleaning
  • Student possessions insurance, utilities, and services bills included

Sion Hall

  • Bankside House - Exclusively for art and design students
  • On site laundrette
  • Self-catered accommodation
  • Secure bike parking
  • Internet
  • On call security
  • Resident tutor on site
  • Communal cleaning
  • Central location with stunning city views
  • Student possessions insurance, utility and service bills included


Courses available 10

Creative Arts & Design 4 English Language 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 4


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