Online admissions process

You can either submit your application online or read on to find out more about what you will need for your application.

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Your student recruitment coordinator is also here to guide you through the process. If you haven't already, submit a request for information to get in contact with your student recruitment coordinator, and they can advise you on any questions you may have.

Key dates

  • Our online economics degree starts in January, May and September
  • The course can be completed in a minimum of two years, six months and a maximum of five years

Application checklist

To apply to study with us online there are few details we need from you first. This includes a personal statement, a CV and, for international students, a certificate to assess your understanding of English.

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript and a copy of your degree certificate
  • One academic and/or professional reference
  • English language results or certificates (if applicable)


  • Typically you should have a first or second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. We welcome applications from those with a 2:2 honours degree (or its international equivalent) in subjects with a high level of economics content
  • To apply for this course, you must have an undergraduate degree in a social science or business-related discipline such as business administration, finance, accounting, international trade, banking, financial management, public finance or politics
  • We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree

Personal statement

We request that you submit a personal statement as part of your application. This is an opportunity for you to say why you want to apply and what you hope to achieve from the course. You can check out this article for some guidance on how to write your personal statement. Also, our application form includes more information about this requirement. Alternatively, contact our admissions team for details.

Curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé

You will also need to supply an up-to-date CV, listing any relevant professional experience, including job titles, dates and full-time or part-time status. This helps us to ensure you have the necessary entry requirements and the appropriate background for the course you’re looking to study.

International students

If your first language is not English, you must have passed IELTS with a grade of at least 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 for any of the four parts (listening, reading, writing, speaking). However, if English is not your first language, but you have completed the whole of your undergraduate studies in the UK within the last 2 years prior to the start of the course, you may be exempt from our English language requirements. Alternatively, you can also sit a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) or a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.

    I wanted to complete my post-graduate studies at a British university to experience a different style of learning and gain more international exposure. The University of Bath’s accreditations in the field of economics, the course contents as well as the fully online nature of the course appealed to me.

    Ané Craig