Undergraduate and foundation fees

Tuition fees for undergraduate and foundation degrees

Our tuition fees vary according to the type of degree programme you study, your mode of study and where you study. Fees specific to each course are listed on the individual course pages, however this page will give you an overview of the types of costs for our range of undergraduate and foundation courses.

Tuition fees are chargeable for the academic period required by the programme, with annual amounts charged for each academic year of the programme unless otherwise stated.

It is to be expected that tuition fees will rise by a modest amount, for the duration of study. This is to take into account inflationary pressures.

Undergraduate fees

Tuition fees for BA/BSc courses delivered at Bath Spa University and Weston College.

UK/EU fees (2020/2021)

  • Full-time fee: 
    £9,250
  • Part-time fee: 
    £4,625

Placement year

  • ERASMUS+, Exchange and Study Abroad full year - £1,385 - studying abroad for a full year under the ERASMUS scheme or studying abroad part of a year where the period of full-time study at the UK institution are in aggregate less than 10 weeks - 15% of the full time fee.
  • Sandwich Placement full year - £1,850 - undertaking a sandwich work placement (paid and non-paid) year where the periods of full-time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks - 20% of the full time fee.

Contributions to materials and study visits

  • Undergraduate courses in our School of Art and School of Design may require students to make a contribution to study visits (see course pages for further details). These fees do not apply during the 2020-21 academic year due to Covid-19 and social distancing measures).

End of year shows

Weston College fees

  • Full-time fee:
    £9,250
  • Part-time fee:
    Part-time fees for courses delivered by our Partners will be charged by, and paid to the Partner College.

UK/EU fees (2019/2020)

  • Full-time fee:
    £9,250
  • Part-time fee:
    £4,625

Placement year

  • ERASMUS+, Exchange and Study Abroad full year - £1,385 - studying abroad for a full year under the ERASMUS scheme or studying abroad part of a year where the period of full-time study at the UK institution are in aggregate less than 10 weeks - 15% of the full time fee
  • Sandwich Placement full year - £1,850 - undertaking a sandwich work placement (paid and non-paid) year where the periods of full-time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks - 20% of the full time fee.

Contributions to materials and study visits

  • Undergraduate courses in our School of Art and School of Design may require students to make a contribution to study visits (see course pages for further details). These fees do not apply during the 2020-21 academic year due to Covid-19 and social distancing measures).

Weston College fees

  • Full-time fee:
    £9,250
  • Part-time fee:
    Part-time fees for courses delivered by our Partners will be charged by, and paid to the Partner College.

International fees (2020/2021)

Full-time fee (BA/BSc degrees)

See individual course page for specific tuition fee.

  • Band 1 - £13,700 (classroom based fields)
  • Band 2 - £14,700 (laboratory / studio based fields)
  • Band 3 - £15,300 (School Art and School of Design)

End of year shows

International fees (2019/2020)

BA/BSc degrees

Full-time fee

See individual course page for specific tuition fee.

  • Band 1 - £13,300 (classroom based fields)
  • Band 2 - £14,300 (laboratory / studio based fields)
  • Band 3 - £14,900 (Bath School Art and Design)

Contributions to materials and study visits

  • Undergraduate courses in our School of Art and School of Design may require students to make a contribution to study visits (see course pages for further details). These fees do not apply during the 2020-21 academic year).
Foundation degree

Full-time fee

  • Band 1 - £13,300 (classroom based fields)
  • Band 2 - £14,300 (laboratory / studio based fields)
  • Band 3 - £14,900 (Bath School Art and Design)

Pre-sessional English Language

  • 12-week pre-sessional English Language
    Standard Band - £3,000
  • 6-week pre-sessional English Language
    Standard Band - £1,500 

Foundation fees

Fees for courses delivered at Circomedia, Boomsatsuma, The Brighton Academy, City of Bath College, Weston College and New College Swindon.

Foundation fees (2020/2021)

Foundation courses delivered at Circomedia and Boomsatsuma.
  • Full-time fee
    £9,250
  • Part-time fee
    Part-time fees for courses delivered by our Partners will be charged by, and paid to the Partner College.
Foundation courses delivered at City of Bath College
  • Full-time fee
    £7,995
  • Part-time fee
    Part-time fees for courses delivered by our Partners will be charged by, and paid to the Partner College.
Foundation courses delivered at Weston College
  • Full-time fee
    £8,250
  • Part-time fee
    Part-time fees for courses delivered by our Partners will be charged by, and paid to the Partner College.
Foundation courses delivered at New College Swindon
  • Full-time fee
    £8,250
  • Part-time fee
    Part-time fees for courses delivered by our Partners will be charged by, and paid to the Partner College.

Foundation fees (2019/2020)

Foundation courses delivered at Circomedia
  • Full-time fee
    £9,250
  • Part-time fee
    Part-time fees for courses delivered by our Partners will be charged by, and paid to the Partner College.
Foundation courses delivered at: City of Bath College
  • Full-time fee
    £7,995
  • Part-time fee
    Part-time fees for courses delivered by our Partners will be charged by, and paid to the Partner College.
Foundation courses delivered at: New College Swindon
  • Full-time fee
    £8,250
  • Part-time fee
    Part-time fees for courses delivered by our Partners will be charged by, and paid to the Partner College.
Foundation courses delivered at Weston College
  • Full-time fee
    £8,250
  • Part-time fee
    Part-time fees for courses delivered by our Partners will be charged by, and paid to the Partner College.

When to pay

Whichever payment method you use, you can pay the full amount online for the upcoming year in one go. If you wish to do this, please ensure that payment is received prior  to registration for your course or before 18 September 2020 (whichever is earlier).

First Year International students joining the University are required to pay 70% of the tuition fees on or before arrival and commencement of the course.

Instalment options

One instalment

If you would like to pay your fees in full, payment is due by 18 September. 

Three instalments (accommodation only)

You can opt to pay your accommodation fees in three instalments, with the following payment due dates:

  • 6 October 2020
  • 4 January 2021
  • 12 April 2021

Please note that the three instalment dates offered are arranged to coincide with students receiving their maintenance loan payments.

Students who are in Bath Spa University halls of residence and who are using maintenance loan payments to help with payment of any fees are advised to select this payment option.

Six instalments (tuition only)

You can opt to pay your tuition fees in six instalments, with the following payment due dates:

  • 6 October 2020
  • 10 November 2020
  • 10 December 2020
  • 12 January 2021
  • 9 February 2021
  • 9 March 2021

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