All rankings are UK-based unless otherwise stated.

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

Highlights

  • 1st for Criminology, and Social Policy
  • 2nd for Sports Science
  • 4th for Sociology
  • Top 10 for Psychology, and Social Work
  • 1st for graduate prospects in Criminology, French, and Psychology
  • 2nd for graduate prospects Sociology
  • Top 5 for graduate prospects in Economics, Iberian Languages, Politics, and Sports Science

Subject rankings

Subject Overall ranking
Criminology 1
Economics Joint 22
Education 17
French 18
German 16
Iberian Languages 17
Italian 13
Politics 18
Psychology 8
Social Policy 1
Social Work 7
Sociology 4
Sports Science 2

Full results from The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

Complete University Guide 2023

Highlights

  • 2nd for Social Policy
  • 3rd for Sociology (including Criminology)
  • 4th for Psychology, and Sports Science
  • Top 10 for Economics, Education, French, Italian, Politics, Russian and East European Languages, and Social Work
  • 1st for graduate prospects in Social Policy, and Russian and East European Languages
  • 2nd for graduate prospects in French, Italian, and German
  • Joint 2nd for graduate prospects in Sociology
  • Joint 3rd for graduate prospects in Psychology

Subject rankings

Subject Overall ranking
Economics 9
Education 8
French 8
German 16
Iberian Languages 18
Italian 10
Politics 9
Psychology 4
Russian and East European Languages 9
Social Policy 2
Social Work 7
Sociology 3
Sports Science 4

Full results from the Complete University Guide 2023.

Guardian University Guide 2023

Highlights

  • 2nd for Psychology, and Sports Science
  • Top 5 for Education, and Sociology and Social Policy
  • Top 10 for Politics
  • Joint 1st for career after 6 months* in Psychology
  • 2nd for career after 6 months* in Sociology and Social Policy
  • Top 5 for career after 6 months* in Economics, Languages and Linguistics, and Sports Science

*Percentage of graduates who find graduate-level jobs, or are in further study at professional or HE level, within 6 months of graduation.

Subject rankings

Subject Overall ranking
Economics 21
Education 4
Modern Languages & Linguistics 12
Politics 10
Psychology 2
Sociology and Social Policy 2
Social Work 18
Sports Science 2

Full results from the Guardian University Guide 2023.

QS World University Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 (the most recent subject rankings), we placed:

Overall, Bath ranked 179 out of 1,422 universities around the world in the QS World University Rankings 2023.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Sport & Exercise Sciences, Leisure & Tourism

  • 98% of our submitted research activity for Sport & Exercise Sciences, Leisure & Tourism was rated as 3* and 4*, meaning it is ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world leading’
  • We placed Joint 6th in the UK for Sport & Exercise Sciences, Leisure & Tourism in the Times Higher Education (THE) REF 2021 Rankings

Social Work & Social Policy

  • 91% of our submitted research activity for Social Work & Social Policy was rated as 3* and 4*, meaning it is ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world leading’
  • We placed in the top 10 in the UK for Social Work & Social Policy in the Times Higher Education (THE) REF 2021 Rankings

Explore the full results from REF 2021

Athena SWAN

The below Departments in our Faculty have received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Read more about our Athena SWAN submissions

Read more about the University of Bath's overall rankings