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The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966. The Claverton Campus is one 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.

Suburban
Suburban

On the outskirts of a city or town

Campus
Campus

The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

UCAS Code: B16

League Table Scores

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    186
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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

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    4.11 / 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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    85.2 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the university.

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    15.8
  • 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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    1,792
  • 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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    505
  • 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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    86.2 / 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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    95.1 / 100.0

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.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 90%
  • Part Time 10%

Where students come from

  • UK 71%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 19%

Student gender

  • Male 55%
  • Female 45%

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Library

  • The library is at the centre of the campus, open 24 hours a day. Subject Librarians are experts in the resources students need, providing one-to-one help and support.

Student jobs

  • The university employs over 2,000 students on campus, with jobs available in the various bars and cafés 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 advice

  • The Careers Service is located in the Virgil Building, the 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, creating plenty of opportunities for students to network.
  • The Joblink service provides advice about vacation work, tax, NI and other employment questions.

Health services

  • The university medical centre and dental practice are situated on campus, providing a wide range of NHS services for students.

Counselling services

  • The university's counselling and mental health team can help students get the most out of their studies through individual and group support. All support is free and confidential.
  • Well-being Advisers also provide support about any issue students face – they work hard to create a safe and inclusive space. Welfare and well-being drop-in sessions are run every day.

Disability support

  • If students have a disability, impairment, long-term health condition or specific learning difference, the Disability Service can provide confidential advice, guidance and support, working with students to create an individual support plan.

Students' Union

  • The University of Bath Students' Union and its groups host events throughout the year, from music events, food fairs and cultural trips, through to the biggest and best club nights in Bath.
  • 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.

History

  • 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.

Fascinating Fact

  • Captain Heather Stanning MBE learned to row at the University of Bath – with her partner Helen Glover she went on to win the first Gold medal of the 2012 Olympics, winning Gold again when defending the title at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • 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 – Group Chief Executive Officer for Schroders, and Chair of the Board at the Investment Association.
  • Nigel Sharrocks – formerly MD of Warner Bros, responsible for commissioning the Harry Potter and Matrix films; now Non-Executive Chairman of Digital Cinema Media (DCM).
  • 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.

Address

University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY