University profile

Bath Spa University

2023/24 edition

About Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University offers the opportunity to study in some of the most stunning and inspiring spaces in the UK. From foundation and undergraduate degrees to postgraduate study and research, we’re here to nurture your talent during your time at Bath Spa University – and beyond.

We have a strong and growing reputation for innovative thinking and master’s courses that impart industry-ready skills, all in stunning rural and city settings. As a postgraduate, we’ll challenge and support you, encourage experimentation and collaboration, and provide you with the perfect environment to study, live and play.

Whatever your ambition, we’re here to champion it – through academic guidance and career-focused support within an inspiring setting.

A long history of success

Bath Spa University was established as a modern, innovative university in 2005. But our roots can be traced back over 170 years to Bath School of Art. We have a strong (and growing) reputation that encompasses our various schools and subject areas.

Our Primary and Secondary Teacher Training programmes for example, have been rated 'outstanding' by the quality regulator Ofsted. The Bath Business School has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year Award in 2020, and our School of Art, Film and Media was rated best in the South West for Art according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.

Inspiring staff

Our people give Bath Spa its heart. Staff bring passion to their teaching and their areas of expertise, inspiring our students to become thinkers, doers and makers. The easy access students have to staff is a big part of the Bath Spa experience. This, along with our visionary courses and focus on student wellbeing, gives Bath Spa students the skills they need to thrive.

Flexible courses

Three ways to study – taught, research and PGCE. Whether you’re focused on generating sector-leading thinking, learning from industry experts or passionate about education, you can choose the postgraduate course that’s right for you.

Exciting career prospects

Whatever your age or background, postgraduate study is the beginning of the next phase of your career – and we’re here to support you.

Our award-winning Careers team connects our students to a wide range of career pathways and employment opportunities relevant to their field of study. A postgraduate qualification will also enhance your career prospects – studies show that the majority of postgraduates earn more than undergraduates over their careers.

98% of our postgraduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduation*

*Based on data from HESA Graduates Outcome Survey 2017/18 for leavers from postgraduate courses

Strong caring ethos

We’re here for you. With access to professional guidance and support around accessibility, disability, wellbeing, mental health and more, you can make the most of your time here.

Community focus

With our friendly community, you can thrive. Bath Spa is big enough to offer variety and diversity, yet small enough for a personal approach. The Students’ Union is a hub of activities, sport, societies and support with the postgraduate community being a vibrant part of the University.

Outstanding location

One of the UK’s most popular and historic cities, Bath is exciting and buzzing, but also safe, friendly and easy to explore.

  • Bath is ranked as the second safest university city in England and Wales, and the sixth safest university city in the UK according to the Complete University Guide.
  • Just 15 minutes from Bristol and 90 minutes from London.
  • Bath is full of quiet corners, great independent shops and cafes, but also has a vibrant arts scene, a lively nightlife and outstanding sports venues and facilities.
  • Bath is bursting with creative industries, as well as being home to leading organisations in education, food and drink, publishing, creative technology and more.

Modern, specialist facilities

Buzzing collaborative spaces. Well-stocked libraries and state-of-the-art technology. Picturesque grounds combined with the modern, technically brilliant facilities, create a truly unique student experience. You’ll have access to everything you could possibly need to study at the highest level.

Explore our stunning campuses.

Global outlook

We’re part of a global community, continually reaching out and building close partnerships and links with organisations around the world. And we love welcoming international students to our beautiful campus and showing them what makes Bath so special.

For all the latest news from Bath Spa University, please visit our news pages.

Open Days and Teacher Education events

Our Open Days have been designed to give you an opportunity to explore what the Bath Spa community has to offer. Join us at an on-campus event, or if you can't make it in person, we also offer virtual events.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher, join us at an upcoming Teacher Education event to get a taste of what teaching at Bath Spa is all about.

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Contact details

+44 (0)1225 875875
Bath Spa University
Newton St Loe