A number of undergraduate courses provided by the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences ranked among the best in the UK in the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, and The Guardian Good University Guide 2023.

Our Criminology degree, which has been running since 2019, was named No.1 in the UK by The Times & The Sunday Times - the second year in a row it has been recognised as the leading course in its area. Alongside this, it placed 1st for graduate prospects.

We were also ranked No.1 in the UK for Social Policy by The Times & The Sunday Times. This was matched by a No.1 ranking for graduate prospects.

As well as top rankings, our Sports Science courses placed 2nd in both league tables. We were also ranked 2nd for Psychology in The Guardian Good University Guide 2023.

We ranked 1st for graduate prospects in French and Psychology in (The Times & The Sunday Times), and joint 3rd for Career after 15 months for Languages & Linguistics in The Guardian.

Our Economics courses placed joint 3rd (The Guardian) and 4th (The Times & The Sunday Times) for career after 15 months and graduate prospects respectively.

Subject The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 ranking The Guardian Good University Guide 2023 ranking
Criminology 1st -
Social Policy 1st -
Sports Science 2nd 2nd
Psychology 8th 2nd
Sociology/Sociology and Social Policy 4th 5th
Education 4th 17th
Social Work 7th 18th
Politics 18th 10th
Languages & Linguistics - 12th
Italian 13th -
German 16th -
Iberian Languages 17th -
French 18th -
Economics Joint 22nd 21st

Overall, the University of Bath placed in the top 10 in both outlets’ league tables and was also named University of the Year for 2023 by The Times & The Sunday Times.

University of Bath Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Ian White, said:

Maintaining our position in the top 10 of the Guardian University Guide is a superb result for our University community. It is further evidence of the outstanding contributions of many people across our community to create a strong and welcoming teaching and learning environment, with an extensive range of high-quality courses. I am delighted to see that we scored particularly highly in terms of careers prospects and student satisfaction, and that Bath was named a top 10 UK place to study for 11 subjects.

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