Join a community of curious minds

We’ve always chosen to see the world differently. Choose us and realise your ambition.

Our University ranking

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.

Why choose Bath?

Learn what makes us different.

Academic excellence

Choose a community where curiosity and open-mindedness are nurtured and you’ll get the support you need to excel.

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At Bath you’ll be taught by experts whose innovative research and cutting-edge discoveries directly inform your learning.

We have extensive links with industry, professional bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) around the world. You’ll get valuable insight into your chosen subject.

Our focus on both academic theory and practical skills means that you’re prepared for your future career.

Gain real world experience

Choose a placement or study abroad option that will give you the edge in an increasingly competitive graduate employment market.

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With over 35 years’ experience, we’ve worked with more than 1000 companies and have placed students in more than 50 countries around the world. Our specialist faculty placement teams can help you find the placement that’s best for you.

A Bath placement can help to improve your graduate prospects and starting salary.

Our highly regarded placement and study abroad scheme is taken up by two thirds of our undergraduates.

  • 86% of our employed UK full-time first-degree graduates are in the top three occupational groups, compared to 71% of employed graduates nationally1
  • our graduates have a mean salary of £26,000, which is £4,500 more than the equivalent for all higher education providers in the UK2

Prepare for the future

Develop the skills that will help you succeed in your studies and future career.

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You’ll have access to more than 200 free workshops each year focusing on personal, academic and employability skills development, including:

  • academic writing tutorials and drop-in sessions
  • practical skills like interview techniques and CV writing

You’ll also have access to our Careers Service, where you can get information, advice and guidance. The dedicated team can help you plan your career path and help you contact your future employer.

Make the most of your Bath experience

Choose Bath and discover why we’ve been rated in the top five for all-round student experience3.

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At Bath everything is in easy reach and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make friends, gain valuable experience, take part in sport or volunteer.

You'll have access to our:

  • Students’ Union, offering more than 200 student-led groups, clubs and societies
  • New arts centre, The Edge, home to performances and cultural events
  • Outstanding Sports Training Village (STV) with state-of-the-art facilities

In The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 we were awarded the title of Sports University of the Year.

Bath is a modern city with a rich history. From famous tourist attractions to a year-round programme of cultural festivals, there’s always something to do. If you like to shop there’s a range of big-name and independent shops. You'll also discover a varied and cosmopolitan choice of bars, pubs and restaurants.

With Bristol only 12 minutes4 away by train and London just 1 hour and 25 minutes5 away, choosing to live and study at Bath puts you in the right place to get the most out of your time at university.

Discover what it's like to live and study at Bath

Find out about our undergraduate courses

Contact us

If you have any questions about coming to Bath, please contact us.

Important information

  1. Data from HESA Destinations of Leavers from HE 2014/15
  2. Full-time UK domicile first-degree graduates who were in full-time paid work in the UK
  3. Top 5 for all-round experience (THE Student Experience Survey 2016)
  4. Figure is from National Rail website and is based on the shortest journey time from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  5. Figure is from National Rail website and is based on the shortest journey time from Bath Spa to London Paddington