What are the liberal arts?
The College of Liberal Arts brings together a wide variety of subjects from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The College consists of four fields: Bath Business School, Culture and Environment, Digital Academy and Writing and Performance. You may find yourself working across more than one of these fields.
Our staff include internationally renowned professors and lecturers who will work with you in lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials, and professional services staff including technical demonstrators, technicians and administrators who will be on hand to enable you and your studies.
Want to enrich your learning and overall student experience? We encourage collaboration, critical thinking, creative curiosity, dialogue and debate. Studying within the College of Liberal Arts you won't be limited to your chosen subject, you'll also have opportunities to work with and alongside students from other disciplines.
Culture and environment
Become part of an environmentally and ethically aware community of staff and students; we're socially engaged and globally connected. The field of Culture and Environment delivers a wide portfolio of courses including: Biology, Criminology, English Literature, Environmental Science, Food with Nutrition, Geography, Global Development and Sustainability, Heritage, History, Human Nutrition, Philosophy and Ethics, Psychology, Sociology, and Study of Religions.
This mix of disciplines, along with others in the College of Liberal Arts, provides you with a great degree of choice and flexibility in your studies; you can specialise or study a mix of subjects to suit your particular interests.
We'll equip yourself for life after university, as research and professional practice are core parts of all of our courses.
The Academy brings together programmes that are characterised by their potential for creative collaboration and are at the vanguard of innovative approaches to curriculum design, teaching and assessment. The Academy is formed because we recognise the huge potential of new technologies to transform, disrupt and reconfigure academic life, in particular the challenge to disciplinary boundaries and to traditional modes of teaching and learning. The Academy has a pivotal role in the dissemination of innovatory ways of designing and delivering academic programmes and working with students in novel ways.
Subjects within the Digital Academy include Film and TV Production, Creative Media Practice, Creative Computing, Publishing and Creative Music Technology.
Our students and staff aren't limited to the boundaries of one subject area. The Digital Academy is a community which encourages creative collaborations and generates new knowledge and global understandings.
Digital Academy students benefit from superb facilities and highly qualified and supportive staff.
Writing and performance
We bring together writers, composers, performers, designers, managers, technicians, singers, instrumentalists, dancers, theatre and film makers and those who want to study any and all of this. All of our programmes combine inspirational teaching with world-leading research and professional practice.
The tutors on our courses are practitioners and they teach you to the highest professional standards.
All of us aim to transform your lives; to enable you become the socially-engaged global citizens; and the next generation of artists. Our vision draws on regional, national and international networks and by the end of your time at Bath Spa University, you'll be a part of those networks.
Bath Business School
Bath Business School 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 study 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.