At a glance

Student population

  • We have 15,570 students
  • We have 11,315 undergraduates and 4,255 postgraduates
  • 54% of our students are male and 46% are female
  • Over 30% of our students come from outside the UK
  • We have students representing over 130 nationalities

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency data 2014/15 and December 2015 student number snapshot

Student experience

  • 90% of our students said they were satisfied with their course in the 2016 National Student Survey
  • We have over 80 student societies and 48 student sports clubs
  • Our students raised £88,000 for charity and volunteered for over 200 projects and events in 2014/15

Placements and employability

  • 86% of our employed UK full-time first degree graduates move into top-level jobs, compared to 71% of employed graduates nationally
  • Nearly two-thirds of our undergraduates choose a placement or study year abroad
  • Our graduates have a mean salary of £26,000, which is £4,500 more than the equivalent for all higher education providers in the UK
  • 300 to 400 employers visit the University every year

Source: HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014/15


  • Our research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £123 million
  • 32% of our research submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework achieved the highest possible rating of world-leading
  • 87% of our research was defined as world-leading or internationally excellent

Campus and facilities

  • Our library is open 24 hours a day, every day
  • The Edge, our £10.9 million arts and management building, opened in February 2016
  • We're investing £4.5 million in redeveloping the former Bath police station to create a new student learning zone


  • University of Bath-based athletes won 6 medals in the Rio 2016 Olympics
  • Our Sports Training Village hosted athletes from 11 countries in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics


  • We have more than 100,000 alumni
  • More than 1,700 alumni and friends donated to the University in 2015
  • Our largest donation came from our alumnus Dr Jonathan Milner, who donated £5 million to fund the Milner Centre for Evolution