We conduct high quality research and teaching in economics. Our graduates have excellent employment prospects due to our established industry placements scheme.
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Our teaching excellence and real-world experience encourage wider thinking. We help our students realise their potential and make a positive impact on society.
We conduct research and teach courses to further our understanding of a range of education-related issues nationally and internationally.
We deliver highly-rated courses in sport, exercise and health, alongside research to promote wellbeing and enhance functional performance.
We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees spanning politics, languages, economics, international studies and interpreting.
A large and growing team of staff offers expertise in a broad spectrum of psychology topics, which allows our students to work across traditional boundaries.
One of the UK's leading centres for social sciences, we offer degrees in sociology, social policy, social work, international development and criminology.
A new review from Dr Chris Bryant focuses on the health and environmental benefits of plant-based products, as well as consumer attitudes.
Largest ever study into the health effects of different types of cannabis highlights concerns about stronger forms of the drug.
Dr Stephen Hall (Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies) writes for The Conversation.
Our research is helping to reduce smoking and save lives by informing public policies, including via the introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes.
Dr Jo Daniels (Psychology) writes for The Conversation off the back of new research.
Results of a study that asked participants to take a week-long break from social media find positive effects for wellbeing, depression and anxiety.
Put your degree into practice and gain vital experience with a placement. Placements can be in the UK or overseas, and some are paid.
Experience another culture, enhance your CV and develop your language skills by studying or working abroad during your degree.
The Practice Track is an alternative to a traditional dissertation. You will work in a group or alone to complete a project with an external organisation.
Take the option to study at one of our partner universities for one or two semesters and get valuable international experience.
Louisa Ayebare shares her experiences studying MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development, realising her UN dream and being part of an international cohort.
Orlando Bailey, fly-half for Bath Rugby, talks about combining his sporting career with studying BSc (Hons) International Development with Economics at Bath.
Simona Koleva, who won the ‘Best Placement Student’ prize at the NUE Awards 2022, talks about studying BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics and her ambitions.
Michael Lawrence shares his experience of studying the MSc Economics for Business Intelligence and Systems and why the Practice Track was a highlight.
Cerys Coley explains how studying BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at Bath took her from being a competitive swimmer to pursuing a career in medicine.
MA Education alumnus, Chris Jenkinson, talks about studying remotely at Bath and how it enabled him to further his career in the United Arab Emirates.
Professor Wilson will take up her role from 1 October 2022.
More than 90% of Bath research submitted to REF 2021 was ranked as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
For the second year in a row, Bath is named one of the top 10 places in the world to study sport in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.
From September 2022, the University of Bath will launch a new distance-learning MSc in Football Medicine in association with FIFA.