Rankings and reputation

Our students are the most satisfied in the UK

For the second year running the University of Bath has come top for student satisfaction out of more than 130 UK higher education institutions.

According to the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) our students have an overall satisfaction rate of 93%.

In the subject rankings, we achieved four placings of first or equal first. Three subjects – Psychology, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering - received the maximum possible score of 100% satisfaction. Mechanical Engineering and Business Studies both achieved the feat of being placed first in the UK for a second year running.

Our students ranked their Students’ Union  among the top 10 Students’ Unions in the country.

Our research is classified as world-leading

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

The results of REF 2014 confirm the excellence of the research carried out at Bath.

32% of our submitted research activity achieved the highest possible REF classification of 4*, defined as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour. 87% was graded 4*/3*, defined as world-leading/internationally excellent.

See a detailed breakdown of our REF results.

Our alumni are in the top ten for graduate earnings

Our courses are designed to provide real world skills and develop highly sought-after graduates.

We have the 3rd best graduate prospects according to The Sunday Times and The Times Good University Guide 2015. 

LinkedIn has also ranked us as one of the best UK universities for launching our graduates into highly desirable jobs

Our alumni can expect above average graduate salaries, placing us within the top ten universities for graduate earnings.

85% of our employed UK full-time first degree graduates are in the top three occupational groups compared with 64% of employed graduates nationally.

Over sixty per cent of our undergraduates undertake an industrial or business placement. This translates to improved prospects after graduation.