About the University

We received our Royal Charter in 1966 and are now established as a top 10 UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.

The University strategy

Find out about our mission, vision and the University strategy.



Getting here and contacting us

How to find us and get in touch with our academic and support staff.




Facts, figures and dates

Semester dates and facts and figures about the University.


Facts and figures

Statistics and facts about our student population, research, campus and alumni.


Rankings and reputation

Information about our awards and league table rankings, student population and employability figures.




Governance, leadership and our organisational structure

The structure of our governing bodies, senior management team and academic leadership team.


Governance

Our governance structure and the roles and responsibilities of the Council, Senate and associated statutory bodies.

Our Chancellor

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, is our Chancellor and, by Royal Statute, the Chief Officer of the University.

Senior Management team

The Vice-Chancellor and the Senior Management team manage the University and lead on key strategies and projects.


Community

Find out how the University works with the local community and what we can offer.



Public lectures

View our upcoming public lectures and listen to recordings of previous lectures.


Partnerships and collaborations

From irrigation solutions in South Africa, to a research alliance with other major universities, find out more about our partnerships of global significance.


The GW4 Alliance

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We're one of four research-intensive universities based in the South West (Great West) region of the UK who make up the G4 Alliance.

The search for tomorrow's champions

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A late start to puberty can mean talented athletes are overlooked. Our researcher is working with the Premier League to harness young players' true potential.


Strategies and ethics

Our commitments to development and our ethics, including Freedom of Information and how we look after personal data.


University strategy 2016 to 2021

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We’ll deliver excellent research and education, attract more graduates, extend international influence, enrich student experience and invest in infrastructure.


Our ethical framework

An overview of our commitment to carrying out research, teaching and business activities within a comprehensive ethical framework.


Annual reviews, financial statements and access agreements

What we have achieved, how we invest funds into our continued development and how we enhance student access to the University.


Annual reviews

Key facts and figures, an overview of our finances and highlights of our achievements.

University financial statements

An overview of the financial performance and achievements of the University, including reports, cash flow statements and balance sheets.


Our history

Find out how we were founded, how we have developed and prospered, and read about some of our notable alumni.


The story of the University

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Where we came from and where we are going, from our origins in Bristol to the principles guiding us into the future.


Our notable alumni

Read about former students who have gone on to achieve great things in business, politics, sports, arts and academia.

About us

The University of Bath was established on Claverton Down in Bath in 1966. We are a campus university in the South West of England. Bath is only 1 hour and 25 minutes away from London by train.

We offer courses in engineering, humanities, management, science and social science.


University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Social media

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