Student population

We have 16,417 students enrolled. Over 30% come from outside the UK, representing over 130 nationalities.

We have:

  • 12,097 undergraduates
  • 4,320 postgraduates
  • 54% male students
  • 46% female students

Numbers are based on the academic year of 2015/16 statistics from our Student Records and Examination Office.

To find out more about our student satisfaction and experience, view our rankings and awards.

Placements and employment

  • 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 graduates2 have a mean salary of £26,000, which is £4,500 more than the equivalent for all higher education providers in the UK1
  • Up to 400 employers visit the University each year as part of events organised by our Careers Service
  • Nearly two-thirds of our undergraduates who completed their course in the academic year 2015/16 choose a placement or study year abroad

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


  • Our research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £123 million
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 32% of the submitted research activity achieved the highest possible classification of 4*, defined as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour
  • Our innovative research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011


  • 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 into the Virgil building, which will feature a new student learning zone and host some of our professional services


  • 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 over 100,000 alumni from over 150 countries around the world - find out about some of our notable alumni
  • In the academic year of 2014/15, 1,756 alumni and friends made donations
  • Our largest donation came from our alumnus Dr Jonathan Milner, who donated £5 million to fund the Milner Centre for Evolution