• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.16 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.17 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.74 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    84.9 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    85.9 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    94.8 / 100.0

The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966. The Claverton Campus is 1 mile from the centre of the beautiful City of Bath, a World Heritage Site. International (non-UK) students account for a third of the student body and represent over 100 nationalities.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry standards for individual courses are available in the prospectus and on the University of Bath website.
  • The mean UCAS tariff for entrance in 2016–17 was 475 for Home/EU students and 501 for overseas students.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • Courses, workshops and tutorials support academic skills development within courses.
  • One-to-one academic writing tutorials and drop-in writing sessions are also provided.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • All students are offered the option of studying a language, and can choose to study a subject of personal interest, alongside their degree course.
  • Most courses are offered with the option of a placement year – students can study abroad as part of several different degree programmes, not just language degrees. Nearly two-thirds of students choose to do a placement or study year abroad.
  • The university's optional unit system allows students to specialise in key areas of interest, shaping their experience to best suit their future.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The university library is open 24/7.
  • The Student Services Centre at the heart of campus offers a range of services including welfare support, immigration advice, counselling, financial advice and support for students with disabilities.

Disability Services

  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Students' Union

  • The University of Bath has one of the best Students’ Unions in the country, consistently rated one of the top ten in the National Student Survey and 1 of only 4 unions to achieve a Gold SUEI Award – a mark of quality to show it gives students the best possible experience. The SU also won the NUS Equality & Diversity Award 2014, also coming runner up for the Best Students' Union in the same year.
  • There are more than 100 clubs, societies and student groups to get involved in, from cultural and politics societies to arts and sports clubs. The Volunteer Centre offers hundreds of volunteering opportunities to match student interests and time commitments.
  • The union also offers representation, advice and welfare services as well as a variety of personal development opportunities.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The university employs over 2,000 students on campus, with jobs available in the various bars and cafes on site. Roles as a Student Ambassador or tutor, supporting various outreach activities both on and off campus, are also available.
  • The Joblink service connects students with a wide range of internships and part-time work opportunities in the local community including web design, administration, sports roles, marketing and hospitality.

Careers Guidance

  • The Careers Service is located in the Virgil Building, the new city centre student hub and professional services location.
  • The service supports students to develop their skills and the tools they need to succeed in their future career. This includes help with career planning and job search skills such as interviews, applications, writing CVs and aptitude testing.
  • The Careers Service also arranges up to 400 employer recruitment visits to the university each year, including career fairs in the autumn and summer so there are plenty of opportunities for students to network.
  • The Joblink service provides advice about vacation work, tax, NI and other employment questions.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 75%
  • Postgraduate 25%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 88%
  • Part Time 12%

Where students come from

  • UK 71%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 20%

Student gender

  • Male 54%
  • Female 46%


  • The university received its Royal Charter in 1966.
  • It celebrated its 50th anniversary in October 2016 and in that time has become established as a nurturing ground for enterprising minds.

Notable Alumni

  • Professor Raymond Schinazi – more than 90% of HIV-infected individuals take at least one of the drugs he invented.
  • Neil Holloway – Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions.
  • Peter Harrison – Head of Investments at Schroders.
  • Nigel Sharrocks – formerly Managing Director of Warner Bros, responsible for commissioning the Harry Potter and Matrix films.
  • Captain Heather Stanning – Olympic Gold medallist, World Champion and world record holder in the women’s coxless pair, who learned to row at Bath.
  • Anne McClain – member of the 2013 NASA astronaut class.

Further Details

Address University of Bath
UCAS Code B16