University of Bath Qualifications

University of Bath Qualifications

University of Bath

University of Bath Qualifications for Psychology

GCSE requirements

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 plus GCSE English grade B or 6 (or equivalent from category A). We have a preference for candidates with strong previous academic achievement, for example, grade A or 7 in all relevant GCSEs, particularly Mathematics.

Compulsory A level subjects

A*AA in 3 A level subjects.

Desirable A level subjects

Preference for a combination of scientific or numerical subjects and essay-based humanities or social sciences. Preferred subjects include: Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Mathematics, Statistics, Anthropology, Economics, Politics/Government and Politics, Philosophy, Geology, History, English Literature and English Language.

A level subjects that will not be considered in your application

A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). Offers can include Mathematics or Further Mathematics but not both.

Alternative A level offer

AAA plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Desirable skills or experience

Your personal statement is a chance to tell us why you want to study Psychology and give us any other information that you feel might be useful to us when we are considering your application. There is no one ‘correct’ way to write a personal statement but we will be looking for you to critically reflect on any experiences you have had that demonstrate your interest in and commitment to Psychology. Examples can include work experience or volunteering, additional qualifications or research, and extra-curricular activities and achievements.

English language entry requirements

Category A. Read more about our English language requirements.