Bath Spa University Distance Learning

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Bath Spa University Distance Learning

Bath Spa University offers pre-degree study, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees in a wide range of programmes. We are a teaching-led university with an emphasis on teaching of the highest quality. In each of our Schools of study there are programmes with outstanding results in sector-wide quality assurance processes.

The University builds on a proud heritage, and started over 160 years ago as the Bath School of Art. It enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading art schools in the country, and some of Britain’s best known artists, including Walter Sickert and Howard Hodgkin, studied and taught at what was to become the Bath School of Art and Design.


Bath Spa is an ambitious, enterprising and supportive university community united through creativity. Our research strengths and expertise are focused around the University’s themes of enterprise, culture and creativity.


The team at Bath Spa Careers are here to work with you both through your academic course and through our packed programme of careers seminars and employed-led and industry expert events as well as careers appointments, resources and job opportunities.

Distance Learning Courses

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Humanities (1)


Student services

As a ‘teaching-led’ university we put a lot of effort into helping you get the most from your studies. You’ll expect first rate lecturers, but you’ll also get modern, well equipped libraries and IT suites; innovative teaching methods; the chance to study abroad – and much more!

Housing services

If you’re interested in studying at Bath Spa University, there is a fantastic range of accommodation available.

Whether you’re interested in applying for a place in our halls of residence, or want to look into other accommodation options, we can offer you the support you need.

Library services

Each campus has a library with stock that reflects the courses that are taught there. At Bath School of Art and Design, the University invested in equipping a central new library facility which opened at Sion Hill in 2009. Here you can seek creative inspiration from a wealth of specialist books and journals as well as collections of exhibition catalogues, images and DVDs.

ICT services

There are several hundred networked computers for students to use, many in open access rooms which are available in the evenings and at weekends as well during the day. You can use these computers for word-processing, spreadsheets, database work, email and access to the Internet. And you’ll find user-friendly online help pages covering all aspects of IT at the University.