Student population

We have 17,308 students enrolled. Over 30% come from outside the UK, representing over 130 nationalities.

We have:

  • 13,051 undergraduates
  • 4,257 postgraduates
  • 54% male students
  • 46% female students

These numbers are based on statistics for the 2016/17 academic year 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
  • Approximately 65% of our undergraduates who completed their course in the 2015/16 academic year chose 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

Research

  • Our research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £123 million
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87% of our research was defined as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • Our innovative research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011

Campus

  • 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 invested £4.5 million in redeveloping the former Bath police station into The Virgil Building, which features a student learning zone and hosts some of our professional services

Sport

  • 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

Alumni

  • We have over 100,000 alumni living and working in 169 countries around the world - find out about some of our notable alumni
  • Our alumni and friends donated £4.8 million in 2015/16
  • Over 450 students currently hold a scholarship as a result of gifts to the University
  • 100% of our gifts benefit our students and researchers through academic fellowships, scholarships and enhancing the student experience
  • Our largest donation came from our alumnus Dr Jonathan Milner, who donated £5 million to fund the Milner Centre for Evolution