Student population

We have 19,926 students enrolled. 32% come from outside the UK, representing 147 nationalities.

We have:

  • 13,854 undergraduates
  • 6,072 postgraduates
  • 55% male students
  • 45% female students
  • 0.2% students who do not identify as male or female

These numbers are based on statistics for the 2021/22 academic year from Academic Registry.

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Placements and employment

  • In 2020, 93% of our UK-based graduates are in high-skilled employment 15 months after leaving the university, compared to 73% nationally1
  • 53% of Bath graduates2 are earning over £30,000, compared to 23% nationally1
  • We are one of the 20 universities most targeted by Britain’s top graduate employers in 2021-20223
  • Approximately 65% of our undergraduates who completed their course in the 2017/18 academic year chose a placement or study year abroad option

1 Data from HESA Graduate Outcomes survey 2019/20
2 Full-time UK-domiciled first-degree graduates who were in full-time paid work in the UK
3 Data from High Fliers survey on the Graduate Market 2022

Research

  • Our research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £165 million and consists of around 160 funders
  • In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 92% of our research was defined as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • We have been awarded two Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2011 for our 'Influential research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people'

Campus

  • In the last decade, we have invested over £450 million in our campus - this includes new accommodation, academic buildings, and sports facilities such as the Olympic Legacy swimming pool
  • Our library is open 24 hours a day, every day
  • The Edge, our £10.9 million arts and management building, opened in February 2016
  • We invested £4.5 million in redeveloping the former Bath police station into The Virgil Building, which features a student learning zone and hosts some of our professional services
  • In 2022, we opened the new School of Management building, which includes a 250 seat auditorium, an Employability Hub and a Behavioural Research Lab

Sport

  • Our £35 million Sports Training Village (STV) – open to students, staff, and the public all year round – has indoor and outdoor facilities to accommodate a wide range of sports, gym, and fitness activities
  • Around 250 international-level athletes and more than 20 regional or national sport squads base themselves at the STV or have their national governing body (NGB) based here
  • University of Bath-based sportspeople won 19 medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, 10 of them gold, and followed that up with 29 more medals at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Alumni

  • We have over 145,000 alumni living and working in 170 countries around the world - find out about some of our notable alumni
  • Our alumni and friends pledged over £68 million to support our students and researchers during our Look Further campaign
  • Alumni gifts have supported over 2,454 scholarship and bursary recipients at undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD level
  • Our largest donation came from our alumnus Dr Jonathan Milner, who donated £5 million to fund the Milner Centre for Evolution