University of Bath

University of Bath, Bath

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  • #=150 QS Global World Ranking
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 15,140Total Students
  • 1,370Faculty
  • 4,537Int'l Students

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At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research; our welcoming community; and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. We are:

  • The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year 2023
  • Top 10 in all UK league tables including top 5 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • Ranked 4th for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • Among the top 10% of universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings 2024 at 148th
  • Ranked in the top 100 for employer reputation in the QS World University Rankings 2024

Our academic programmes are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving you the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their fields. We'll support your academic and personal journey, helping you to develop lifelong skills and qualities. We believe that thinking and acting globally benefits everyone and we welcome students and staff from across the world.

We were awarded triple gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, which assesses higher education institutions in England on the quality of experience and outcomes for their undergraduate courses and subjects.

92% of our research is world leading or international excellent (according to REF 2022) so your studies will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas across the field.

32% of our students come from outside the UK, representing over 147 nationalities.

Our thriving campus overlooks the beautiful city of Bath and offers a choice of sporting, social and cultural activities. Explore beyond the campus and it’s easy to see why the city of Bath is the UK’s only entire city on UNESCO’s world heritage list thanks to the Gothic abbey, elegant Georgian architecture, and Roman Baths, which give the city its name. Whether you’re out shopping or socialising, Bath offers an impressive range of options and, in 2023, it was ranked as the second safest university city in England and Wales by the Complete University Guide.

 

Beyond Bath

Bath is a convenient gateway to the beautiful South West of England, and it’s easy to  explore the region from the train and coach stations in the city centre. You could visit the wild Jurassic coastline of Dorset and Devon, surf in Cornwall, or visit the nearby cities of Bristol and Cardiff. If you want to travel further afield, you can get direct trains and coaches to London, Birmingham, and Heathrow Airport.

The University's campus is set on attractive rural grounds overlooking the historical city of Bath. Over the past decade, the University of Bath has invested over GBP 450 million in a range of high-quality facilities for its main campus. This includes new accommodation, academic buildings and sports facilities such as an Olympic legacy-swimming pool and a Gym and Fitness Centre expanded over three floors.  You don't have to walk far to reach facilities including:

Whether you are on campus or in University buildings in the city, you'll have the support of our Security team, day and night. All security staff are trained in first aid and mental health first aid. They can offer welfare support and help you with crime prevention.

Students can take a tour through one of the University's virtual open day or watch our campus tour.

Student's Union  

The University of Bath  Students' Union  is run by elected student officers and is dedicated to helping students make the most of their time at the University while promoting their interests and welfare. The SU team organises regular social activities, like pub quizzes and club nights in the SU bars, and one-off music, cultural and sporting events. They also support the University ’s many clubs and societies.   There are more than 180 student groups to get involved in, from cultural and politics societies to arts and sports clubs.  

 

Sports and fitness

You can join one of the 49 sports clubs run by the SU. Each club welcomes new members, whether you're a novice or a professional. You can use the Team Bath Sports Training Village (STV) to keep fit, play sports, socialise, and get training and fitness support from expert members of staff, whatever your ability. Many of these facilities are free of charge with your Sports Pass, which is activated through your student library card.

 

Arts community

Managed by the SU, our campus creativity and wellbeing hub, The Edge, offers performance, rehearsal, and workshop spaces where you can et involved and enjoy arts, culture, an d wellbeing activities.

 

The city

Bath is a lively, friendly city, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, both as one of the Great Spas of Europe and for its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture. Bath has a friendly community atmosphere and is ranked the second safest university city in England and Wales (Complete University Guide 2023).

 

Small enough to explore on foot, you can discover its beautiful stone buildings and the natural hot springs which gave the city its name. Indulge yourself in year-round arts festivals, museums, galleries , and the spa and get involved with the local community with our great volunteering opportunities.   Bath has a bustling nightlife with lots of restaurants and pubs, bars and a good standard of live entertainment. The city also has cinemas and theatres.

 

International students

The University has a vibrant international student community. 32% of students come from outside the UK, representing over 147 nationalities.   We know that moving to a new country and experiencing a different culture can be challenging. Here at Bath , our International Support Service Team can help to settle you in, including an international orientation programme and mentoring scheme to help students relax into life in the UK.  

 

Student support

 

Our Student Support Team on campus offers a range of support services including mental health issues, disability support, and money management.

 

 

 

To find out more about admissions please contact:

  • Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach: admissions@bath.ac.uk
  • Postgraduate Taught Admissions: pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
  • Postgraduate Research Admissions: doctoraladmissions@bath.ac.uk
  • Postgraduate study at the School of Management: msc-mn@bath.ac.uk

 

Our careers service can offer you advice and guidance during your studies and throughout your working life. Using tailored online resources, workshops, group sessions, an one-to-one appointments, the team can help you:

  • decide on and plan your future career goals
  • understand how to search for jobs more efficiently
  • prepare applications, including developing your CV and cover letter
  • develop your professional online presence
  • prepare for interviews and other recruitment experiences through mock interviews and assessment centre activities

You can also get support and advice, tailored to your area of study, from a Careers Adviser in your faculty. Through them you can access extensive online resources, including sector briefings and guidance from Bath alumni working in relevant industries.

About

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research; our welcoming community; and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. We are:

  • The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year 2023
  • Top 10 in all UK league tables including top 5 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • Ranked 4th for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • Among the top 10% of universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings 2024 at 148th
  • Ranked in the top 100 for employer reputation in the QS World University Rankings 2024

Our academic programmes are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving you the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their fields. We'll support your academic and personal journey, helping you to develop lifelong skills and qualities. We believe that thinking and acting globally benefits everyone and we welcome students and staff from across the world.

We were awarded triple gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, which assesses higher education institutions in England on the quality of experience and outcomes for their undergraduate courses and subjects.

92% of our research is world leading or international excellent (according to REF 2022) so your studies will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas across the field.

32% of our students come from outside the UK, representing over 147 nationalities.

Our thriving campus overlooks the beautiful city of Bath and offers a choice of sporting, social and cultural activities. Explore beyond the campus and it’s easy to see why the city of Bath is the UK’s only entire city on UNESCO’s world heritage list thanks to the Gothic abbey, elegant Georgian architecture, and Roman Baths, which give the city its name. Whether you’re out shopping or socialising, Bath offers an impressive range of options and, in 2023, it was ranked as the second safest university city in England and Wales by the Complete University Guide.

 

Beyond Bath

Bath is a convenient gateway to the beautiful South West of England, and it’s easy to  explore the region from the train and coach stations in the city centre. You could visit the wild Jurassic coastline of Dorset and Devon, surf in Cornwall, or visit the nearby cities of Bristol and Cardiff. If you want to travel further afield, you can get direct trains and coaches to London, Birmingham, and Heathrow Airport.

The University's campus is set on attractive rural grounds overlooking the historical city of Bath. Over the past decade, the University of Bath has invested over GBP 450 million in a range of high-quality facilities for its main campus. This includes new accommodation, academic buildings and sports facilities such as an Olympic legacy-swimming pool and a Gym and Fitness Centre expanded over three floors.  You don't have to walk far to reach facilities including:

Whether you are on campus or in University buildings in the city, you'll have the support of our Security team, day and night. All security staff are trained in first aid and mental health first aid. They can offer welfare support and help you with crime prevention.

Students can take a tour through one of the University's virtual open day or watch our campus tour.

Student's Union  

The University of Bath  Students' Union  is run by elected student officers and is dedicated to helping students make the most of their time at the University while promoting their interests and welfare. The SU team organises regular social activities, like pub quizzes and club nights in the SU bars, and one-off music, cultural and sporting events. They also support the University ’s many clubs and societies.   There are more than 180 student groups to get involved in, from cultural and politics societies to arts and sports clubs.  

 

Sports and fitness

You can join one of the 49 sports clubs run by the SU. Each club welcomes new members, whether you're a novice or a professional. You can use the Team Bath Sports Training Village (STV) to keep fit, play sports, socialise, and get training and fitness support from expert members of staff, whatever your ability. Many of these facilities are free of charge with your Sports Pass, which is activated through your student library card.

 

Arts community

Managed by the SU, our campus creativity and wellbeing hub, The Edge, offers performance, rehearsal, and workshop spaces where you can et involved and enjoy arts, culture, an d wellbeing activities.

 

The city

Bath is a lively, friendly city, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, both as one of the Great Spas of Europe and for its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture. Bath has a friendly community atmosphere and is ranked the second safest university city in England and Wales (Complete University Guide 2023).

 

Small enough to explore on foot, you can discover its beautiful stone buildings and the natural hot springs which gave the city its name. Indulge yourself in year-round arts festivals, museums, galleries , and the spa and get involved with the local community with our great volunteering opportunities.   Bath has a bustling nightlife with lots of restaurants and pubs, bars and a good standard of live entertainment. The city also has cinemas and theatres.

 

International students

The University has a vibrant international student community. 32% of students come from outside the UK, representing over 147 nationalities.   We know that moving to a new country and experiencing a different culture can be challenging. Here at Bath , our International Support Service Team can help to settle you in, including an international orientation programme and mentoring scheme to help students relax into life in the UK.  

 

Student support

 

Our Student Support Team on campus offers a range of support services including mental health issues, disability support, and money management.

 

 

 

To find out more about admissions please contact:

  • Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach: admissions@bath.ac.uk
  • Postgraduate Taught Admissions: pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
  • Postgraduate Research Admissions: doctoraladmissions@bath.ac.uk
  • Postgraduate study at the School of Management: msc-mn@bath.ac.uk

 

Our careers service can offer you advice and guidance during your studies and throughout your working life. Using tailored online resources, workshops, group sessions, an one-to-one appointments, the team can help you:

  • decide on and plan your future career goals
  • understand how to search for jobs more efficiently
  • prepare applications, including developing your CV and cover letter
  • develop your professional online presence
  • prepare for interviews and other recruitment experiences through mock interviews and assessment centre activities

You can also get support and advice, tailored to your area of study, from a Careers Adviser in your faculty. Through them you can access extensive online resources, including sector briefings and guidance from Bath alumni working in relevant industries.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #178
  • 2014
    #187
  • 2015
    #=179
  • 2016
    #=159
  • 2017
    #159
  • 2018
    #160
  • 2019
    #158
  • 2020
    #172
  • 2021
    #=173
  • 2022
    #=166
  • 2023
    #=179
  • 2024
    #148
  • 2025
    #=150

Student & Staff

Total students
15,140

20%
80%

International students
4,537

41%
59%

Total faculty staff
1,370

532
838

Total students
15,140

20%
80%

International students
4,537

41%
59%

Total faculty staff
1,370

838
532
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Campus locations

University of Bath, Claverton Down campus,

University of Bath , Bath , United Kingdom , BA2 7AY

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