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Careers information for prospective students

Find out more about the careers support at Bath and sources of information to help you choose a course.

Why choose Bath

There is a strong demand for Bath graduates from employers, including multinationals and prestigious organisations of all sizes.

The vocational bias of many of the courses, the industrial links, the integrated periods of industrial training and the calibre of the students all contribute towards this.

What Bath graduates do

Each year we survey our graduates to find out what they do in their first year after leaving the University. You can see this information online for first degree graduates.

You might want to view:

You can also see What can I do with my degree? on, for information on what you can do with a degree in a particular subject.

How we help our students

  • Information on employment and further study.
  • Individual guidance and assistance with career choice.
  • Workshops to develop self-presentation and other employability skills.
  • Help for students in earlier years with changing course or finding vacation work.
  • Job vacancies and a full programme of employer events and activities.
  • Workshops and guidance for research postgrads throughout their programme and to help plan their career beyond.

Look at our home page to find out more about how we help our students.

Choosing and applying for a course

The University's courses pages provide full details of courses, applications and student life at Bath. You can contact admissions staff with enquiries. Their contact details can be found on the University's contact page. Admissions staff can also refer you to staff in academic departments as needed, for example with queries related to course content.

For one-to-one advice about choosing and applying for a course:

  • School or college students should ask what support is available at their current institution, and see GOV.UK for the careers helpline for teenagers and information on the National Careers Service.
  • If you are already a University of Bath student or graduate you should contact us.
  • Students or graduates from other universities should contact their own university's careers service.

To search all the available undergraduate courses in the UK and to apply, you will need to go through UCAS. To search for postgraduate courses in the UK, see

Use Discover Uni to compare UK higher education course data.

The following guides may also help you:

If you attend an Undergraduate Open Day, you will be able to speak to us at the Information Fair in person or online.

You may like to look at one of the websites provided by the Western Vocational Progression Consortium (WVPC), who aim to increase the progression of vocational adults and young people to higher level study by providing online, impartial information and support on the many routes to higher level study:


If you have any questions, please contact us.