University profile

University of Bath

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2016/17 edition

About University of Bath

A world-class University in a world heritage city.

Ranked in the top five of the UK’s universities and colleges by the Guardian University Guide 2016 for the second year running, and approaching our 50th year, Bath is well established as a nurturing environment for enterprising minds.

Our academic programmes are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving our students the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their field.

87% of our research is world leading (according to REF 2014) so your studies will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas across all fields.

Our outstanding placement scheme helps ensure our highly sought-after graduates are well attuned to meet the evolving needs of employers. With a tradition of building strong links with private businesses, partnerships and the public sector, our graduates enjoy some of the highest rates of employment and starting salaries in the UK.

Our vibrant campus, and location right on the edge of the city of Bath, provide superb sporting, social and cultural opportunities, and was named The Times and Sunday Times Best Campus University 2014.

Our students are happy here – we’ve been voted top for student satisfaction for two years in a row.

Join our close-knit, high-achieving community to gain the knowledge, skills and experience you’ll need to thrive in a world of global networks

University of Bath campus

Masters courses and research degrees

The University offers a broad range of Masters courses and research degrees. Subjects include engineering, design, humanities, social science, management and science.

Ranking 12th in the research quality ranking of UK universities, excluding specialist institutions, we carry out research that makes a difference to society - from developing new drugs to cure breast cancer, working with Ford to develop fuel-efficient engines, to the Queen’s Anniversary Prizewinning research into child poverty.

Postgraduate students benefit from:

  • Excellent teaching and research facilities, including purpose built laboratories.
  • Supported for your research from internationally recognised supervisors.
  • Opportunities to enhance your employability via targeted skills training or, for selected programmes, work placements.
  • Access our state-of-the-art library, open 24/7, working around your studying schedule
  • Funding is available in many different forms, from studentships offered by our departments and scholarships to career development loans.

The campus

Bath city

The University’s purpose built campus is set in attractive rural grounds overlooking the historic city of Bath. The campus has all the local amenities you could ask for including lecture halls, library, shops, banks and a post office are on campus, just a five minute walk from your accommodation.

We have invested over £100 million in our campus on new student accommodation, new facilities for the arts, new academic buildings and a new Olympic quality swimming pool situated in the stunning Sports Training Village, which is home to medal-winning Olympic athletes, and is open to students for elite and recreational sport.

The city

International students

Bath is a cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage and is only one of three cities in the world to be included on UNESCO’s world heritage list.

Small enough to explore on foot, you can discover its beautiful stone buildings and the natural hot springs which gave the city its name. Indulge yourself in year-round arts festivals, museums, galleries and the spa and get involved with the local community with our great volunteering opportunities.

International students

The University boasts a vibrant international student community. Over 100 nationalities are represented among our 3,500 international students.

We know that moving to a new country and experiencing a different culture can be challenging. Here at Bath our International Student Advice Team can help to settle you in, including an international orientation programme and mentoring scheme to help students relax into life in the UK.

University of Bath alumni can be found occupying positions of influence in many countries and we seek to continue our association with former students long after they have graduated.

Learn more about the International Relations Office and their activities.

Contacts

Faculty of Engineering & Design Graduate School
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386447
Email: fedgradschool@bath.ac.uk

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383037 Email: hss-pgt-enquiry@bath.ac.uk

Faculty of Science Graduate School
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383410 Email: fsci-pgadmissions@bath.ac.uk

School of Management Graduate Division
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386162 Email: pgradmin@management.bath.ac.uk

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