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Learn from the experts

Whether you're studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you’ll be taught by leading academics in an environment of innovation and discovery.

Your learning experience

At Bath, our mission is to provide an outstanding student experience through flexible learning and expert teaching.

By studying at Bath, you'll learn about the key areas of your subject through a range of methods. These include lectures, tutorials and problem-solving scenarios, depending on the course you choose.

If you do a course with a placement, you’ll get practical, real-world experience in your field and develop transferable skills like independent critical thinking.

On some of our courses, you can also choose to study optional units and explore your other areas of interest.

Develop key skills

You'll have the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills, enhance your existing abilities to help you succeed in your studies.

Our Skills Centre covers four key areas - academic skills, languages, maths and pre-sessional - to help you:

  • think critically to enhance your writing
  • create well-written, clearly structured essays, reports and dissertations
  • give polished and effective academic presentations
  • manage and analyse numbers, data and statistics
  • learn a new language or improve an existing one
  • use IT tools and resources effectively

You can tailor your development programme to fit flexibly around your academic studies.

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‘From lectures and seminars to tutor groups and workshops, I love the variety of teaching methods on my course.’
Taffy Mutamangira Social Work and Applied Social Studies (2019)

Taught by experts

You'll be taught by academics who are leaders in their fields. They will encourage and challenge you, helping you to reach your full potential.

Whichever course you choose, your studies are informed by the most recent discoveries and thinking.

Our teaching staff are leading experts in their subject areas with connections in industry, professional bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) around the world. They use their industrial links, research and discoveries to make sure you’re taught the most up-to-date topics.

At Bath, you’ll be immersed in this culture of innovation and enterprise. You’ll become part of our community and be taught by experts carrying out vital work.

Teaching and research excellence

Our teaching and research are nationally-recognised and accredited, so you can be sure that your education is of the highest standard.

In 2017, The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) awarded us a Gold for excellence in our teaching, taking into account factors like student satisfaction, retention rates and employment.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 defined 87% of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent, ranking us 12th for research quality in the UK.

In May 2013, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) reviewed our teaching and confirmed that we've met all their expectations for quality and standards in higher education.

The QAA also highlighted good practice, including:

  • listening to and responding to student views
  • arranging and supporting work placements
  • providing accessible, reliable and up-to-date information for students, staff and the public
  • using our Quality Assurance Code of Practice to maintain our own standards of teaching

Find out more about studying at Bath

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