Bath is ranked 9th, up two places from last year and has retained its position as the region’s top university for a fourth consecutive year. Bath is the only South West university named in the top 10.

The University is also ranked highly in other league tables including The Guardian University Guide 2019 which named Bath as the 6th best university in the UK.

An impressive 18 out of 26 subjects are ranked in the top 10 in the UK, with Architecture and Marketing named the best in the country for a second and fourth year running respectively.

A list of subjects ranked in the top 10 are as follows:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business & Management Studies
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Italian
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology
  • Sports Science

Vice-Chancellor & President, Professor Ian White, commented:

It is a credit to our excellent students and staff that Bath is back in the top 10 and is the region’s highest performing university for a fourth consecutive year.

It is particularly pleasing that such a high number of subjects are ranked as being in the top 10 in the UK, and that the disciplines of Architecture and Marketing are recognised as the best in the country once again.

This reinforces what we already know in our community: that the University of Bath is a wonderful place to study, teach and research.

The ten criteria the Complete University Guide table uses to assess a university’s overall performance are: Entry Standards; Student Satisfaction; Research Quality; Research Intensity; Graduate Prospects; Student: Staff Ratio; Spending on Academic Services; Spending on Student Facilities; Good Honours Degrees; and Degree Completion.

The league tables can be found in full, along with the methodology and more information at: