University of Bath

Institution Profile

University of the Year 2023

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 and a top ten UK university in 3 national league tables (Guardian University Guide 2023, the Complete University Guide 2023, and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023). We are ranked 5th for graduate prospects in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide and 5th for career after fifteen months in the Guardian University Guide 2023.

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

Information for teachers and advisers

Subject to availability, we can deliver presentations, workshops, or attend in-school HE fairs or careers events. We can tailor talks to meet the specific needs of your students, including talks covering the topics below:

  • Why Bath? - an introduction to what Bath can offer
  • Choosing a course and applying to university
  • Applying for competitive courses – factors to consider and advice on writing a great personal statement
  • Student finance
  • Placements – what they offer and how we will support students
  • Making the most of open days – what to expect
  • IB and A Levels: two paths to HE – what’s the difference, what’s the same and what to consider

To find out more, or discuss how we can help your students, email: [email protected]

Information for students

The University of Bath offers a range of support for students going through the transition from school to university. We are here to support you throughout your application process. Students can book directly onto taster sessions, online programmes and Undergraduate Open Days.

Our courses

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering, humanities, management, science, and social sciences. Our outstanding placement scheme helps ensure our highly sought-after graduates are well equipped to meet the evolving needs of employers.

Our campus

Our vibrant campus, and location right on the edge of the city of Bath, offer sporting, social and cultural opportunities. We are one of the safest campus sites in the UK and one of the first universities in the country to win a national police approved security award.

Our facilities

Library and study

Situated in the centre of campus, the Library provides a variety of study spaces for group, individual and quiet work. With 1500 study spaces, over 500 PCs, power points, copy, print, scanning facilities and wireless networking throughout, you’ll be able to find a place to study that suits you best. There are also four Learning Commons across the University, which are open-plan study areas for students.

Student Services

We provide students with support and guidance, including therapeutic services and mental health, disability support, money management and international student advice. Click here to find out more.

Students Union

At the heart of student life, the SU at the University of Bath is a registered charity run by students, for students. There are over 160 student groups you can join covering a wide range of areas including sport, societies and enterprise. The SU organises many activities to help you make the most of your time at Bath, including Freshers’ Week and the Summer Ball.


Our arts centre, The Edge, is a cutting-edge hub for performance and cultural events. Here you’ll find opportunities to participate in arts, collaboration, and creative practice using top-class facilities. You can sign up to a variety of creative clubs and societies through the Students' Union.

Careers service

The Careers Service team is available to offer careers information, advice and guidance to students, researchers and graduates. We also work closely with employers, helping them to connect with our students and recent graduates.

Our accommodation

We guarantee accommodation to all our full time first-year undergraduate students provided that you make us your firm choice via UCAS and you apply for accommodation before our accommodation deadline. We offer a range of rooms and set-ups to suit different budgets, living styles and needs. Once you’ve accepted Bath as your firm choice, you can apply for accommodation from early May in your year of entry. Three quarters of our first year accommodation is campus-based and the rest is based in the City Centre. You can find out more about our accommodation, and use 360 degree tours to explore the rooms at:

City life

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 yourself in year-round arts festivals, museums, galleries and the spa and get involved with the local community with our great volunteering opportunities.

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As the University celebrates being named University of the Year 2023, we delve deeper into what makes Bath such a special place to study.

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