The University of Bath

About The University of Bath

The University of Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research: our welcoming community and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace.
We were named University of the Year 2023 by The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2023. We are also a top ten UK university (Guardian University Guide 2023, Complete University Guide 2023, and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023) and are ranked fifth for graduate prospects in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

We offer a broad range of courses spanning engineering, design, science, management, humanities, and social sciences. Our academic courses 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 field.  

92% of our research submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 is world leading or internationally excellent, so your studies will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas across all fields.

Our outstanding placement scheme helps prepare our highly sought-after graduates for future employment. 

We build strong links with private businesses, partnerships and the public sector, giving our graduates the opportunity to enjoy some of the highest rates of employment and starting salaries in the UK. Our vibrant campus, and location right on the edge of the city of Bath, provides sporting, social and cultural opportunities. You don’t have to walk far to reach facilities like the Library, postgraduate common rooms, shops, and post office. 

Over the past decade, we have invested over £450 million in our campus on student accommodation, facilities for the arts, academic buildings and an Olympic quality swimming pool situated in the stunning Sports Training Village, which is home to medal-winning Olympic athletes. 

Bath is a lively, friendly, and historic city, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The city is home to global businesses and start-up companies, so you can find local employment opportunities while you study and when you graduate. Bath is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list twice; for its historic architecture and as one of the Great Spas of Europe. 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 in year-round arts festivals, museums, galleries, and the spa and get involved with the local community with our great volunteering opportunities.  

Join our friendly, high-achieving community to gain the knowledge, skills and experience you’ll need to thrive in a world of global networks.

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    The University of Bath, Claverton Down, 5, BA2 7AY

    Telephone: 01225 388388
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