Make a difference at Bath

For 50 years we’ve chosen to see the world differently.

We have built a reputation for our determination to excel and our ability to look further in finding solutions to global, economic and humanitarian challenges faced by modern society. Choose Bath and make a difference.

Find out how we see things differently

Watch His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex, explaining why Bath is such a special place to live and study.


Our University ranking

Highly ranked in independent league tables, we’re a University that's well-placed to help you succeed.


Academic excellence

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


A student making an important point

Our courses draw upon our world-leading research and our strong links to business and industry.

At Bath you’ll be immersed in a pioneering culture, collaborating with academics whose innovative research and cutting-edge discoveries are helping to solve real-world problems.

87% of our research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent by the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014). Your qualification comes with a reputation for quality.

Prepare for the future

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


A group of students working together

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

If English is not your first language, we offer pre-sessional courses to help you improve your English and adjust to the academic culture in the UK.

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.


A rugby scrum

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

Register for a postgraduate Open Day or fair

Contact us

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


Important information

  1. Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2017 compiled by the Higher Education Academy
  2. The Times, The Sunday Times and the Times Good University Guide are registered trademarks of Times Newspapers Limited
  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