How Do I Apply?

Your application form is really important and is used by the admissions team during the decision-making process.

Please follow the step by step guide to completing an application on UCAS.

Completing Your Application

Bath Spa University’s institution code is BASPA B20. You will also find full information on codes and how to complete the application form on the UCAS website ( and in the Directory, along with details of the registration fee which must accompany your UCAS application form.

Auditions and Interviews

Some of our courses require an interview or audition. Any communication inviting you to interview will be by email. UCAS Track will display the date of your interview or audition.

Information about any audition/interview criteria will be sent before the interview/audition.

Changes to the Course After Application

If there is a change to you course after your application you will be contacted and offered an alternative course if appropriate. Where there is no obvious alternative course, applicants will be considered for another course of their choice. They will be sent a UCAS document to complete and return to us and we would action the change. Should you feel you have been unfairly treated, the University has a general complaints procedure.

Courses Leading to Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Applicants for courses within our BA/BSc Education Specialised programme are required to have a GCSE pass (grade C or above) in English language, mathematics and science, as well as the equivalent of two weeks experience of working in a school in the last two years. Candidates with other experience will be referred to the academic course leader for a decision to be made./p>

DBS Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Every applicant applying for courses or modules that involve contact with children or vulnerable adults will be required to have a disclosure from the DBS. We will send out instructions on how to do this and what is required in due course, but in the meantime further details can be found on the Government's DBS website.


The UCAS deadline for on-time applications is 15 January for all courses.

All applicants who apply for the relevant courses before these dates will receive equal consideration, regardless of how early they apply.

Applications received by UCAS after these dates will only be considered if there are still places available on the course. If you have applied after these dates and you receive an 'unsuccessful' decision, even though you meet the entry requirements, it is likely that it is because we have already filled our places on that course. You may alternatively receive a 'withdrawn due to course being full' notification.

Deferred Applications

We welcome deferred applications. Any application for deferred entry will need to meet the conditions in the admissions cycle in which the application was made.

If you would like to defer your place but you have already applied, please contact us:

ELQ (applying for an equivalent or lower qualification than you already hold)

If you already have a degree or higher qualification than that for which you are applying, you will be eligible to pay higher fees, as outlined in our ELQ policy (.pdf).

This also applies to students who progress to the third year of study, following completion of a Foundation Degree. Please note that Foundation Degrees are currently exempt from higher fees.


Applicants are welcome to contact the admissions office for feedback if they have not been successful but feel that they should have been successful following:

  • Close reading of our entry requirements, both course specific and on the 'Do you qualify?' pages on the BSU website and prospectus and/or
  • Close reading of information on what is taken into account at interview/audition and/or
  • Listening to the course leader's general advice at interview/audition

If an applicant wishes for further feedback, they should contact the admissions office by email within two weeks of receiving the unsuccessful decision ( Unsuccessful applicants will then hear from us by email or UCAS track.

Course Dates

Please refer to our Term Dates page.