This year’s Guide – which will be published in this weekend’s The Sunday Times (23rd) – has placed Bath 13th nationally in the overall rankings, compared to 12th last year.

The University has been recognised for its outstanding graduate prospects, ranked in the top 5 in the UK – an increase of two places from last year.

Bath graduates continue to be some of the most sought after in the country with almost two-thirds of undergraduates taking a work placement or period of study abroad as part of their degree. Seven out of every eight of Bath’s students find themselves a professional graduate-level job or go into further study within six months of leaving, a rate bettered by just four universities nationally.

On a subject level, Bath has performed strongly with 10 subjects ranked in the top five and a further five ranked in the top 10. Both Architecture and Sport Science have been named the best in the country for the second year running, and Biological Sciences and Social Policy have both climbed 13 places in the rankings.

The top five subjects are as follows:

  • Accounting & Finance (4th)
  • Architecture (1st)
  • Business Studies (3rd)
  • Chemical Engineering (4th)
  • Civil Engineering (4th)
  • Mechanical Engineering (5th)
  • Psychology (2nd)
  • Social Policy (3rd)
  • Sociology (2nd)
  • Sport Science (1st)

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, provides students and their parents with an invaluable first reference point on the path to finding a university place. It contains full profiles of all universities.

The league table is made up of nine indicators including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.

The full results, published this Sunday, will also include profiles on 132 UK universities as well as detailed subject tables.

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