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Student Accommodation

  • The majority of eligible first year students will be offered a place in our accommodation stock in 2016.
  • In recent years the university has opened new halls of residence, including 461 bed spaces opening in September 2016.
  • Some first year students choose to go into private rented housing specifically reserved for students (all accredited).
  • The university has started to offer continuing students the chance to stay in halls for the full three years of their undergraduate degree (limited availability).

Accommodation Costs

Newton Park Campus

Number of university/college beds 1,408
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation* £5,772–£6,512
Typical annual cost of private accommodation* £3,850–£4,400

Sion Hill Campus

Number of university/college beds 116
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation* £6,204–£6,768
Typical annual cost of private accommodation* £3,850–£4,400

4 The Circus

Number of university/college beds 116
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation* £6,204–£6,768
Typical annual cost of private accommodation* £3,850–£4,400

Living in the City

  • City Population: 176,000
  • Student Population: 20,000

Bath is a small city but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in beauty. Famed for its Georgian architecture and natural hot springs the city is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. Bath's cosmopolitan atmosphere caters to all kinds of students and if that's not enough Bristol is just 9 miles away meaning you're never far from a good time.

Getting Around

  • Bath is a small city so most of its attractions are within walkind distance of each other.
  • Bath Spa railway station is a short stroll from the city centre. The station is on a mahor railway line, with Bristol just 20 minutes away and London only 90 minutes away.
  • Bristol International Airport is 15 miles from the city and an express coach service connects it to Bristol Temple Meads railway station.
  • Buses in Bath offer a quick and convenient way of getting in and out of the city centre from Bath Spa University and its surrounding residential areas.
  • The River Avon runs through the centre of Bath and it is possible to hire punts and canoes from Bath Boating Station, 10 minutes' from the city centre.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Bath is a historical city with the Roman Baths being one of it main attractions and its namesake.
  • Bath is a tourist hotspot and the city boasts a large range of museums reflecting that fact. Perhaps most impressive is the Holburne Museum which houses a collection of treasures, displayed in one of Bath’s great buildings, and its uber-modern glass extension.
  • Bath's natural hot springs are showcased at Thermae Bath Spa, a modern complex in the historic city centre. Here you can bathe in naturally warmed spa water – a unique UK attraction.
  • The Theatre Royal is its most well known theatre but smaller theatres the Ustinov Studio and the Rondo are also great spots for culture vultures. Komedia offers cabaret, live music and comedy. 
  • Over 150 restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs give Bath its bustling nightlife. The city is also well known for its good standard of live entertainment. Moles on George Street is a renowned venue for gigs and quality club nights. Komedia offer comedy nights and other entertainment.
  • Bath's annual events including Bath in Fashion in spring, the International Music Festival in early summer, and the largest Christmas market in the South West really put the city on the map.


  • Bath Rugby Club is one of the best club sides in the world; its grounds are near Pulteney Bridge.
  • Cricket is played close to the city centre.
  • Bath City Football Club is located south of the river.


  • The city centre, full of shops, is compact and easily walkable. Milsom Street was once voted Britain's Best Fashion Street, and is home to the famous department store, Jolly's.
  • Pulteney Bridge is unqiue in that shops are actually built into its structure. 
  • Independent craft can be found on Walcot and Broad Streets. 
  • Southgate and Stall Street make up the bulk of the shopping area with familiar names and designer brands.

Proximity to City Centre

  • Bath Spa's main Newton Park campus is 4 miles from the centre.