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University of Bath

University of Bath

University of Bath is known for excellence in teaching and research; a welcoming community; and rigorous workplace preparation. Our courses provide intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, allowing you to study with leading researchers in their field. Our campus, and location at the edge of the city, offer sporting, social and cultural opportunities. We are one of the safest campus sites in the UK.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our students continue to be among the most satisfied in the UK, according to the 2023 National Student Survey
  • We are top 10 in all national league tables including top 5 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • We are among the top 10% of universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings 2024 at 148th


Dating back to 1966, the University of Bath is a prestigious institution ranking within the UK’s top 10 universities. The University Charter sets out the principles which have now guided our teaching and research for 50 years. 


We're highly ranked in independent league tables for overall performance, student satisfaction and graduate employment; we’re a university that's well-placed to help you succeed.


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.

Our research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £169 million and consists of around 160 funders.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

Students' union

The SU (students' union) building houses the SU and their offices, the Student Centre, food outlets and the campus pub and nightclub. SU student development and jobs services are available in the Virgil Building in the city centre.

Housing services

  • Accommodation for undergraduate, postgraduate, pre-sessional and exchange students, both on campus and in the city centre.
  • About the Student Living Support Team: The Student Living Support team is here to support your transition into University accommodation, by developing a sense of community, connecting you with key services, and helping you with any issues or welfare needs while you're living with us.

Library services

The Library is open 24 hours a day to staff and students. It provides study space and resources for learning, teaching and research.

Medical services

Medical Centre: The doctor's surgery offers NHS treatment to staff and students, including medical appointments, prescriptions, advice on sexual health and vaccinations

Dental Centre: The dentist offers NHS and private dental treatment to staff, students and their dependents.

Campus life

Our campus plays a huge part in bringing together the University community. With lots of places to meet with friends, relax in green spaces, buy food and drink, and study, you’re sure to find where you belong.

If you want somewhere to hang out, you can sit in The Students’ Union or make the most of our green spaces, including the beautiful lake not far from the Parade.

You can find places to study in the Library and throughout campus so you’re never far from somewhere quiet to plug in your laptop and do some work.

Sports facilities

If you study at Bath, you can take part in a wide range of sports whatever your level or ability. You could join a club to keep fit and meet people, take part in inter-halls competitions, or be selected to represent the University.

Our £35 million Sports Training Village is the centre of sports on campus. You can access the gym, book fitness classes and take part in sport, whether you're a student, member of staff or member of the public.



Bath, England, United Kingdom

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