University of Bath

University of Bath

Studying at Bath means joining our multicultural student community on a vibrant, friendly campus in a historic city. We're a university that's well placed to help you succeed, wherever you're from. We're ranked highly for overall performance, student satisfaction, and graduate employment.

Top reasons to study here

  • We're highly ranked in independent league tables for overall performance, student satisfaction and graduate employment.
  • Our strategy to drive excellence in education and high-impact research, foster an outstanding and inclusive community, and enhance our strategic partnerships.
  • From irrigation solutions in South Africa, to a research alliance with other major universities, find out more about our partnerships of global significance.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (59)
Humanities (30)
Journalism & Media (26)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)

About

History

Dating back to 1966, the University of Bath is a prestigious institution ranking within the UK’s top 10 universities. The University Charter sets out the principles which have now guided our teaching and research for 50 years. The objects of the University are ‘to advance learning and knowledge by teaching and research, particularly in science and technology, and in close association with industry and commerce'. Long before most universities were looking for funding from business, we worked closely with companies on joint projects, leading to new technologies and new approaches in research.

 

We have built an international reputation for world-leading research and teaching. We strive to inspire, encourage and educate future leaders and innovators. We work hard to foster a welcoming, diverse and inclusive culture, where enterprise and innovation is strongly encouraged while ensuring students from all backgrounds can reach their potential.

Education

We're highly ranked in independent league tables for overall performance, student satisfaction and graduate employment; we’re a university that's well-placed to help you succeed.

Research

In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 90% of our research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. We are ranked joint 12th for Research Quality in the Complete University Guide 2022.

 

We carry out research that makes a difference to society - like helping children with chronic pain, protecting people from cyber-attacks, improving access to justice for autistic people, and researching ways to help with the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Building on our existing research strengths, the Bath Beacons is one of our initiatives that align with national priorities, empowering our researchers to find new approaches to public health, reduce the impact of climate change, and discover new ways for technology to enhance human performance.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
166 7
2021
173 -1
2020
172
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
201
2021
201 50
2020
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
301
2020
301 100
2019
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
427 -19
2020
408
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Students' union

The SU (students' union) building houses the SU and their offices, the Student Centre, food outlets and the campus pub and nightclub. SU student development and jobs services are available in the Virgil Building in the city centre.

Housing services

  • Accommodation for undergraduate, postgraduate, pre-sessional and exchange students, both on campus and in the city centre.
  • About the Student Living Support Team: The Student Living Support team is here to support your transition into University accommodation, by developing a sense of community, connecting you with key services, and helping you with any issues or welfare needs while you're living with us.

Library services

The Library is open 24 hours a day to staff and students. It provides study space and resources for learning, teaching and research.

Medical services

Medical Centre: The doctor's surgery offers NHS treatment to staff and students, including medical appointments, prescriptions, advice on sexual health and vaccinations

Dental Centre: The dentist offers NHS and private dental treatment to staff, students and their dependents.

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus plays a huge part in bringing together the University community. With lots of places to meet with friends, relax in green spaces, buy food and drink, and study, you’re sure to find where you belong.

If you want somewhere to hang out, you can sit in The Students’ Union or make the most of our green spaces, including the beautiful lake not far from the Parade.

You can find places to study in the Library and throughout campus so you’re never far from somewhere quiet to plug in your laptop and do some work.

Sports facilities

If you study at Bath, you can take part in a wide range of sports whatever your level or ability. You could join a club to keep fit and meet people, take part in inter-halls competitions, or be selected to represent the University.

Our £35 million Sports Training Village is the centre of sports on campus. You can access the gym, book fitness classes and take part in sport, whether you're a student, member of staff or member of the public.

 

Student Reviews

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University of Bath, the perfect choice!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have found all the staff at the university so far to be super welcoming and knowledgeable. Here at Bath, they want to see you succeed and give you very opportunity to and chance to learn more and discover more about the world around you. They offer several means of support as well as many other opportunities aside from academics. It is such a sporty university and if...

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WORKING GOOD I HAVE A GREAT IDEAS ON MY PROJECTS

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