March 2019

Posted in: International Agents Newsletter 2019

Dear overseas partners,

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

There are a number of important updates included below, including the latest on our Postgraduate Virtual Open Day, a link to our new Postgraduate Prospectus and news of new courses.

Please look at the table of contents below to make sure you don't miss an important update.

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

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day^

Our next Postgraduate Open Day takes place next Wednesday (April 3) from 11am-3pm British Time. Please remember the clocks go one hour forward here in the UK on March 31.

This event is a great opportunity for students to chat with current students and staff and to also get their questions answered live during our webinars.

We will be running two webinars on Wednesday.

Student Panel: 11:30-12pm

Ask the Expert: 12:30-1pm

The 'Ask the Expert' panel will include staff members from admissions, fees and funding, accommodation, and careers.

You can register for the event here.

Postgraduate Prospectus^

Our new Postgraduate prospectus is now available to download as a PDF, with clickable links.

To download the prospectus, please click here. 

PGT Recruitment Team^

You will perhaps have met some members of our recruitment team during the last year, but you can now meet all the members of the team and learn a little more about us from our new team profile page here.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Update^

New MA International Relations film

Our students Davis, Sam and Meriem share their views about MA International Relations at the University of Bath. They reflect on why International Relations is important and their highlights of studying at Bath.

Watch the film here

New MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development film: Insights from our residential in Jordan

Students on our new 2 year part-time, distance-learning Master’s in Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development experienced their first optional residential in Amman, Jordan. They share what they value most about studying the course.

Watch the film here


Please take a look below to see the latest postgraduate webinars for courses in our faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

MSc International Development (and pathways)

Wednesday 10 April 2019, 12:00 – 13:00 BST

MSc Public Policy

Monday 3 June 2019, 18:30 – 19:30 BST

MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development

Wednesday 26 June 2019 , 12:00 – 13:00 BST

New Rankings - Bath with five subjects in Top 100 in the world!^

The 2019 QS World University Rankings have named Bath in the top 100 in the world for five subjects.

Architecture & Built Environment, Business & Management, and Development Studies were ranked in the world’s top 100 subjects whilst Social Policy & Administration, and ‘Sports-related subjects’ were recognised as being within the top 50 subjects in the world.

You can read more here.

Undergraduate Admissions Update^

Thank you for your applications so far, we are processing decisions as soon as possible with the aim to have updated the status for all ‘on-time’ applicants on UCAS Track by the 31st March 2019.

As you may be aware, some of our courses are extremely popular and therefore, in order to apply equity, some applicants are still pending a decision, our aim is to have advised our decisions by the end of March.

We are currently in a dialogue with some students and therefore, should you be chasing a decision, please check to ensure that there is not an ongoing communication. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience in this regard.

We are still open for applications for the majority of courses here at Bath, so please encourage your students to still apply.

Currently the only courses that are now closed are: Social Work and FD Sports Performance

For those student who have applied post the 15th January, we may not begin reviewing until the beginning of April, we will of course, process decisions as quickly as possible after that date.

For those who have already been made an offer, please ensure that the Bath offer letter is read in detail as there is important information located within it, especially regarding our English requirements and encourage an upload of any pre-existing qualification certificates for our records.

Should you have any questions or require any further information regarding undergraduate admissions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email on either email address:

New Undergraduate Courses for 2020 entry^

We’re pleased to let you know that we’re adding some new courses to our portfolio.

BSc/MComp Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

This course will provide students with a solid foundation in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence. The course combines machine learning, algorithms and complexity, visual computing, robotics, and natural language processing.

UG master’s options for all our Biosciences courses

The master’s options will provide students with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to research and advanced practical techniques. Students will study master's-level units and carry out major research projects, giving them ideal preparation for postgraduate study or careers in research.

These courses are subject to final approval and we’ll share the course pages with you in the next update.

MBA News^

MBA Masterclass – April 8

We are holding our next MBA Masterclass on April 8th at 18:30 GMT. Register online and watch the live stream of Margaret Heffernan’s presentation on the future of leadership. Margaret is a successful business leader and author. Find out more and register


We are pleased to announce we have half a million pounds’ worth of scholarships to support talented MBA candidates in 2019. Please do share this news with your potential candidates. Below is a new flyer that you may wish to use.

Bath MBA Flyer

Skills Centre^

Skills Centre

Next month will see the arrival of students studying on our Pre-sessional B course, who we look forward to welcoming to Bath.

Applications are still open for students wishing to study on Pre-sessional B, which runs from 15 April - 21 June. This course is open to all students with an IELTS score of 5.0, not just University of Bath offer holders. Students can apply here.

For your students who may be considering a summer pre-sessional programme, we offer two entry points – 8 July 2019 and 8 August 2019.

These courses offer students the opportunity to:

  • Understand the demands of UK higher education, become a more confident and independent learner and develop the skills they need to continue on to further study in the UK
  • 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 through our Social and Cultural programme
  • Continue to develop their English language communication and study skills with a selection of year-round courses

You can find out more about all of our courses and the entry requirements here.

Your students may be eligible for a combined offer, this means they would only require one Tier 4 Visa and pay one fee.

To apply for a combined offer you will need to contact the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Team, or the School of Management if you are going to study for an MBA or an MSc course. MSc Course listings can be found here.

Further information:

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Beautiful Bath^

And finally, spring has very much sprung on campus and around the City with spectacular weather making Bath look particularly beautiful.

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Happy first day of Spring! ☀️ 🌷 🌹

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