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 2019, 89% of our full-time UK domiciled graduates were in high-skilled employment 15 months after leaving university, compared to 72% nationally1
  • 43% of Bath graduates2 are earning over £30,000, compared to 21% 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 2018/19
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


  • 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'


  • 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


  • 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


  • We have over 125,000 alumni living and working in 172 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 2,370 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