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About Bath Spa University
Bath Spa University is a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. Through innovative teaching we provide a high quality student experience. Based in a world heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, we ensure that our graduates are socially engaged citizens.
At Bath Spa University we believe in thinking differently. Whether looking to improve your career prospects with a postgraduate qualification or exploring a subject for personal enjoyment, we can offer you high quality master's courses and research supervision from committed staff, in a unique and supportive environment.
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 160 years to Bath School of Art. We have a strong (and growing) reputation that encompasses our three schools: the Bath School of Art and Design, Institute for Education and the College of Liberal Arts, including the Bath Business School.
Our PGCE programmes, for example, have been considered 'outstanding' by the quality regulator Ofsted.
Passionate. Inspiring. Down-to-earth. Approachable. We’re proud to have a team of talented teachers, many of whom bring direct industry experience. Away from the seminar room orm studio, most are involved in research – and many are renowned in their respective fields.
In 2017, we were awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The award recognises that Bath Spa University “delivers high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.”
Every student is unique. Which is why we’ve made our postgraduate courses[include link here] and options as flexible as possible. We offer a broad range of courses across art, sciences, education, social science and business.
Exciting career prospects
Our professional partnerships connect 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.
Strong caring ethos
Supportive and accessible tutors and lecturers. A strong caring ethos that runs in everything we do. Our student services offer advice on anything from finances to homesickness, as well as offering disability support and so much more.
With about 7,000 students, Bath Spa is big enough to offer variety and diversity, yet small enough for a personal approach. Our community values creativity, culture and enterprise, with teachers who can be called on for help, guidance and support. It's happy and thriving, with access to a network of student support services, as well as library and learning facilities.
Period buildings, rolling parkland and cutting-edge creativity. Iconic sights and off-the-beaten-track discoveries. Bath is one of the UK’s most popular and historic cities. But it’s anything but stuck in the past. The city is a hotbed of innovation and creativity, just 15 minutes from Bristol and 90 minutes from London.
Explore our stunning campuses here.
Modern, specialist facilities
Impressive new buildings. Buzzing collaborative spaces. Well-stocked libraries and state-of-the-art technology. You’ll have access to everything you could possibly need to study at the highest level. And, because university isn’t all about work, you’ll find great places to eat and drink, plus sports pitches, a gym, performance spaces and more.
We’re part of a global community, continually reaching out and building close partnerships and links with organisations around the world. And we give our students plenty of opportunities to spend time abroad and get an international perspective. At the same time, we love welcoming international students to our beautiful campus and showing them what makes Bath so special.
Safe and secure
We provide an environment that allows our students to concentrate on what matters most. The campuses are beautiful, and the city of Bath itself is renowned internationally with an enviable reputation for being enjoyable and safe to live in. In fact, it’s ranked as one of the top ‘safe student cities’ according to research by the Complete University Guide in 2017. It has a personality all of its own, with an intimate yet vibrant community.
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