All rankings are UK-based unless otherwise stated.

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Highlights

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

Subject rankings

Subject Overall ranking
Criminology 1
Economics 9
Education 8
French 11
German 24
Iberian Languages 24
Italian 13
Politics 9
Psychology 2
Social Policy 4
Social Work 9
Sociology 2
Sports Science 2

Full results from The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Complete University Guide 2022

Highlights

  • 2nd for Sports Science
  • 3rd for Sociology
  • 4th for Psychology and Social Policy
  • Top 10 for Economics, Politics, and Social Work
  • Joint 1st for graduate prospects in Politics and Sociology
  • Joint 2nd for graduate prospects in Sports Science
  • Top 10 for research quality in Economics, Psychology, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, and Sports Science

Subject rankings

Subject Overall ranking
Economics 10
French 14
German 14
Iberian Languages 24
Italian 20
Politics 9
Psychology 4
Russian and East European Languages 13
Social Policy 4
Social Work 9
Sociology 3
Sports Science 2

Full results from the Complete University Guide 2022.

Guardian University Guide 2022

Highlights

  • 2nd for Psychology and Sports Science
  • Top 10 for Politics, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work and Sociology
  • Joint 1st for career after 15 months* in Politics
  • Top 10 for career after 15 months* in Economics, Modern Languages & Lingusitics, Psychology, Sociology, and Sports Science

*Percentage of graduates who find graduate-level jobs, or are in further study at professional or HE level, within 15 months of graduation.

Subject rankings

Subject Overall ranking
Economics 30
Modern Languages & Linguistics 13
Politics 8
Psychology 2
Social Policy & Administration 7
Social Work 8
Sociology 4
Sports Science 2

Full results from the Guardian University Guide 2022.

QS World University Rankings 2022

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, we ranked:

The University of Bath is ranked joint 166th out of 1,300 universities overall.

National Student Survey (NSS) 2021

Bath's overall student satisfaction rate is 86.06% in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2021.

Course Student satisfaction
BSc (Hons) Social Sciences - 4 years including placement year 100%
BA Education with Psychology - 4 years including placement year 95%
FdSc Sport (Sports Performance) 95%
BSc Sport and Exercise Science - 4 years including placement 93%
BSc Criminology - 4 years including placement year 92%
BSc Psychology - 4 years including placement year 92%
BSc Sociology - 4 years including placement year 92%
BSc Sociology and Social Policy - 4 years including placement year 92%
MSci Sport and Exercise Science - 5 years including placement year 92%

Please note: some course names have changed for courses starting in 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