Make the most of everything the city has to offer

The only city in England to qualify as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath is home to stunning Georgian architecture and important Roman sites. With its large student population, Bath is also an interesting and vibrant university city – bustling with life and entertainment. The city centre is easily accessible and small enough to explore on foot, with excellent bus links to and from student accommodation areas.

Bath offers a diverse range of shops, art galleries, museums, clubs, cafes, bars, restaurants and an annual calendar of festivals and events meaning the city has something to offer everyone. While it boasts the highest number of Michelin-rated restaurants outside London, you can still eat out cheaply. It has several theatres, including the Theatre Royal and the egg – the only children’s theatre outside London. It offers both an art-house cinema and an eight-screen Odeon for the latest blockbusters and hosts the annual Bath Film Festival. There are plenty of opportunities for fitness and leisure within the city and in the beautiful surrounding countryside, or you could relax in its famed natural thermal waters at the Thermae Bath Spa, which offers residential discounts.

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Accommodation in the beautiful, historic and vibrant university city of Bath

Norland does not have its own accommodation. You’ll live in a shared student house in the city of Bath, enabling you to immerse yourself in student life outside of Norland training and learn essential life skills. When you’re offered a place at Norland, we’ll ask you if you’d like us to help you find your first-year accommodation. We try to place all those who would like accommodation with other first year Norland students in a house which has been visited and vetted by a member of staff. Occasionally, if there is a spare room in one of the first year houses, we may offer it out to a student from another university or a Norland student from another year group. All bedrooms are furnished with a bed, desk, drawers and a wardrobe. All accommodation sourced by us is within walking distance or a bus ride from Norland.

Please note that accommodation contracts are strictly between you and the letting agent or landlord. Contracts are from September. The duration of contracts is typically 51 weeks. The rent for first-year accommodation is in the table below.

Please also note that first-year landlords will require a UK homeowner guarantor to secure accommodation. For UK students, this will usually be a parent or guardian. If you are an international student or you do not have a UK homeowner guarantor, please contact the admissions team.

Living costs and budgeting
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Approximate cost of first-year student accommodation for 2024/25

Property typeRent per person, per calendar month (excluding bills)
Two self-contained/partially self-contained flatlets within two of our properties£670

Furnishings and kitchen/cleaning equipment provided for first-year accommodation by landlords


Oven and hob
Washing machine
Dryer/washing line/airer
Dishwasher (if room)
Fridge freezer
Washing up bowl
Bin – inside/outside
Iron & ironing board
Mop & bucket
Frying pan
Chopping board
Baking trays


Chest of drawers
Bed side table
Bedside lamp/desk lamp
Desk & chair

Sitting room

Sofa/armchairs (sufficient for all tenants)
TV (with Freeview)/TV Aerial (or other)
Phone line for broadband (or other)
Dining table & chairs (or in kitchen)

Life in the beautiful and historic city of Bath

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Norland nannies in uniform walking streets of Bath
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Think you know Bath? Think again…

Visit Bath’s video features a cast of famous local faces – including some Norland students – at recognisable landmarks across the city, capturing everything that Bath has to offer. Whether you’re looking to soak up the city’s history or explore its more modern, alternative side, Bath truly has something for everyone.

Students share their stories of studying in Bath

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Harriet's story

"All my friends were going off to quite big unis and I thought I wouldn't get the same experience as them but actually I was so wrong! I've made friends for life and I feel really at home at Norland, especially when I'm away from home."

Watch Harriet's story
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Molly's story

"I love being in Bath. There are a lot of students with two other universities in the city, so it has a good social scene."

Read Molly's story
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Jessica's story

"This is where England started to feel like home. I really found my people, where I belong and what I'm passionate about, and that I can just owe to Norland."

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Matthew's story

"Norland also offers lots of student-led societies and a very tight-knit student body that cares for one another."

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Living in Bath

Lucy, Millie and Molly discuss living and studying in the beautiful city of Bath
Freja talks about her social life in Bath at an open day

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