September 2018

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Dear overseas partners,

Welcome to the September issue of the University of Bath Agents' Newsletter.

There are a number of important updates included below as we welcome new students to Bath and begin the new recruitment cycle.

Please also look closely as this edition also includes details on how to order additional brochures and materials.

As always please share this information among your agents and with all those involved in counselling prospective students.

If you have any questions, please email j.m.vittles@bath.ac.uk.

Welcome Week^

This week has seen the university welcome thousands of students onto campus for our welcome week ahead of the new academic year. Our ambassadors and staff have been out in force welcoming students from around the globe, including meeting many students on arrival at London Heathrow airport.

Virtual Open Day^

On November 7, we will once again be hosting a Virtual Postgraduate Open Day. We will be announcing the details of the event in the coming weeks and will keep you updated, but there is a little more information here.

Our previous Virtual Open Day on May 31 included Facebook Live's and panel conversations with students from around the world able to ask questions about life and studying at Bath.

Additional brochures^

If you require any extra materials for your office(s), can you please let us know by indicating the quantity required in an email to international-relations-office@bath.ac.uk. We will endeavour to send these out as soon as possible.

1 box contains Quantity Required
Undergraduate Mid-sized Prospectus 72
School of Management: MSc Brochure 30
School of Management: MBA Brochure 65
Science Faculty Postgraduate Brochure 65
Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate Brochure 22
Engineering & Design Faculty PG Taught Brochure 32

Application fees and deposits^

Please see below for a list of application fees and deposits for the 2019/20 cycle.

Applications Fees of £60 and deposits of £1,000 are required for the following courses:

  • MSc Accounting and Finance
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Finance with Banking
  • MSc Finance with Risk Management
  • MSc Management
  • MSc Business Analytics
  • MSc Entrepreneurship and Management
  • MSc Innovation and Technology Management
  • MSc International Management
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc Sustainability and Management

Application fees of £60 and a deposit of £250 for the following courses:

  • MSc Applied Clinical Psychology
  • MSc Economics and Finance

An application fee of £60 for the following courses:

  • MSc Applied Economics
  • MSc Applied Economics with Banking and Financial Markets
  • MSc Engineering Business Management

A £250 deposit for the following courses:

  • MA Contemporary European Studies: Politics, Policy & Society (Euromasters) (full-time)
  • MA Contemporary European Studies: Politics, Policy & Society (Euromasters with Transatlantic Track) (full-time)
  • MA International Relations & European Politics (full-time)
  • MA International Relations & European Politics (part-time)
  • MA International Relations (full-time)
  • MA International Relations (part-time)
  • MA International Security (full-time)
  • MA International Security (part-time)

A £50 application fee and £250 deposit for the following courses:

  • MA Interpreting and Translating European (full-time)
  • MA Interpreting and Translating Chinese (full-time)
  • MA in Translation with Business Interpreting (Chinese) (full-time)
  • MA in Translation and Professional Language Skills (full-time)

New MBA brochure and website^

The Bath MBA full-time brochure has been updated for 2018-19. You can download the new brochure here.

If you would like some hard copies for your office, please email E.L.Alvey@bath.ac.uk and we will arrange for some to be sent to you.

If you have not already seen it, please check out our new MBA website which has some great new features and the latest information. Please do share the link with your MBA prospects: www.bathmba.com

Applications for 2019 entry to the full time MBA are now open. If you have any queries, do get in touch with us: mbaapps@management.bath.ac.uk

Update from UG admissions^

Applications for our new 2019 cycle are now open on UCAS. Please be aware that decisions on these new applications will not take place for a few weeks. Our aim is to start reviewing at the end of September/early October. Please encourage your students to apply in good time and to avoid disappoint, by the 15th January deadline. This will ensure equal consideration.

New for this year is the announcement of a new scholarship package for our international students. For full details of the scheme, please click here.

We would also encourage you, as advisers, to review our published entry requirements online as there have been a few changes – for example Biology and Biochemistry now require grades of AAB instead of AAA. You can view these here.

You will also be pleased to see that we have published many more countries in our drop down menu detailed under ‘Origin of qualifications’, so we recommend that you explore this information

We can also advise of a new email addressuginternationaladmissions@bath.ac.uk

This email is for agents/schools to contact Pip Pisanu. UG Admissions Manager (International and Faculty Support) directly should there be any questions regarding qualifications, application process, support for individual applicants and general information.

To support the Applicants, we will still be available on admissions@bath.ac.uk for any questions they may have.

New MSc Molecular Biosciences courses for 2019 entry^

We’re now taking registrations of interest for our four new Molecular Biosciences master’s degrees, for 2019 entry (subject to final approval)

The course allows students to study the area of molecular biosciences they are most interested in, in preparation for a career in research or industry.

Anyone who registers their interest will be notified by email when applications open.

Save the date: Pharmacy webinar on Wednesday 7 November

We’re holding a live online webinar on Wednesday 7 November for anyone interested in finding out more about our MPharm Pharmacy including integrated pre-registration year course. The five-year course is designed for international students wishing to undertake their pre-registration training in the UK, whilst retaining their student status.

Registration for the webinar will open shortly – look out for a link in the next agent newsletter.

Bath Connection^

All applicants who are made an offer on a PGT course can access the Bath Connection system to connect with graduates from their courses and countries.

Around 200 graduates are now signed up to the system and can answer questions on a range of topics from cultural issues, advice on life on campus and career opportunities afterwards.

Details of how to access the system are available in their offer email.

Milner centre for Evolution opens^

Last week we officially launched our  new Milner Centre for Evolution, with the help of Dr Alice Roberts who has featured in numerous BBC documentaries.

For more information about the centre and its work, please click here.

Placement opportunities^

An undergraduate Computer Science student from Bath has filed a patent for his idea while on placement at IBM.

Read the full story here

New MA English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) course for 2019 ^

All over the world, educational institutions from primary level upwards are increasingly using English to teach subjects to students whose first language is not English.

EMI, also sometimes referred to as English-medium teaching or bilingual education, is seen as a crucial aspect of helping institutions internationalise their offer and prepare their students for a globalised job market. We've launched the new 12 month, full-time MA English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) (subject to final approval). Explore the new course online.

For those interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages, explore our MA TESOL course.

The Skills Centre^

With celebrations for another successful summer Pre-sessional Programme now over, as we wished this year’s students well for their onward journey to Postgraduate studies, we are looking ahead to January as the time when we welcome those students who are interested in undertaking either a 20 or 30 week course to improve their English language and academic skills.

For those of your students who may be considering one of these programmes, we offer two entry points – 21 January 2019 and 15 April 2019. You can find out more about these course and the entry requirements here.

These courses offer students the opportunity to:

  • Develop their English language within the University environment, both Academic English and the skills they need to go on to further study here in the UK
  • Get to know our University here in Bath to find out if this is the place they want to study
  • Experience the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath and the wonderful facilities, attractions and multi-cultural events it has to offer
  • Explore the UK more widely, with easy access to Europe and its many incredible places to visit

Your students can register now here.

Further information: english@bath.ac.uk

Bath College Update^

The new cohort of 27 International Foundation Students started their studies at Bath College at the beginning of September. One of the new students is the fourth family member to have studied on the programme. Three older brothers and sisters have all studied the IFY at the College and progressed to University, the eldest of which is now studying for a PhD at the University of Bath. The family have strong connections with both Bath College and the University of Bath. The student's mother and both her brothers studied English / IELTS at Bath College many years ago.

We are very proud to have supported this family over the years, and they have enriched the lives of the tutors and fellow students at both institutions.

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