University of Bath

Expert teaching to help you fulfil your potential

At Bath, you’ll be taught by leaders in the field who are carrying out research with real-world, global impact.

Research students
Research students receive practical, real-world experience led by expert academics

World-changing research

Our research can change lives for the better, whether it’s about reducing waterborne diseases in South Africa or developing cheaper, greener fuels.

The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) advises Parliament on major decisions and has informed national policy on issues like smoking and health.

You will be immersed in this culture of innovation and enterprise. You’ll become part of our community and meet the experts carrying out this vital work.

Taught by leading academics

Our highly-respected academics are leaders in their fields. But they could also be your lecturers, using their latest discoveries to teach you so you get an original educational experience.

Whichever course you take, the experts teaching you will challenge you to help you reach your full potential.

Preparing you for your career

Our subjects are taught through a range of methods, so you’ll have constant opportunities for learning, including:

  • seminars
  • lectures
  • workshops
  • tutorials
  • laboratory work
  • problem-solving scenarios
  • your own reading

You’ll get practical, real-world experience in your field and develop transferable skills like independent critical thinking.

As you learn more about what job you want to do, you can tailor your courses to match your interests and career plans, taking optional modules that let you specialise in a particular area.

You can also go on a work placement or study abroad for a year. Both opportunities will add experience to the skills you’ve learnt and let you meet people who can help you progress further.

Quality of research and teaching

Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) classified 87% of our research as ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’.

REF is an independent assessment that was conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in 2014. The next REF will be in 2020.

Quality Assurance Agency

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) reviewed our teaching in May 2013. They confirmed that we met all their expectations for quality and standards in higher education and highlighted lots of good practice, including:

  • listening to and responding to student views
  • arranging and supporting work placements
  • providing accessible, reliable and up-to-date information for students, staff and the public
  • using our Quality Assurance Code of Practice to maintain our own standards of teaching across the University