About us

At Bath, we are known for excellence in teaching and research; our welcoming community; and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace.

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in science, engineering , humanities and social sciences, and management. Our placement scheme helps ensure our highly sought-after graduates are well equipped to meet the evolving needs of employers. 

Our vibrant campus, and location right on the edge of the city of Bath, offer sporting, social and cultural opportunities. We are one of the safest campus sites in the UK - we were one of the first universities in the country to win a national, police-approved security award. 

With over 180 groups run by the Students’ Union, a centre of the Arts and our Sports Training Village, there is plenty to get involved with outside of your studies.  

Join our friendly, high-achieving community to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience you’ll need to thrive in a world of global networks. 

This is where your journey begins

Bath is named ‘University of the Year’ by The Times and Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide’ 2023 The accolade reflects a strong performance across the board, ranking fourth in the UK for undergraduate university experience and fifth for graduate prospects. The guide scores universities across a number of criteria, including student satisfaction with the quality of their teaching, graduate job prospects, entry standards and research quality. This year Bath’s score increased in almost every category to help clinch the ‘University of the Year’ title. Watch this video to see for yourself why Bath was named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide’ 2023.

What makes us different

We are: 

  • The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year 2023 
  • Top 10 in all national league tables including top 5 in the Complete University Guide 2024 
  • Top 5 for career prospects in all national league tables 
  • Among the top 10% of universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings 2024 at 148th. 

Our academic programmes are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving you the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their field. 

92% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent (according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021) so your studies will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas across all fields. 

Watch this video by Professor Ian White, Vice Chancellor and President about  why Bath is University fo the Year -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIQ5hU_utTU


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