University profile

University of Bath

2021/22 edition

About University of Bath

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research; our welcoming community; and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. We are a top ten UK university (Guardian University Guide 2022, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, and the Complete University Guide 2022) , and are ranked 6th for graduate prospects by the Complete University Guide 2022 and 7th by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

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.

92% of our research submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 achieved the two highest classifications of ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, so your study will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas across all fields.

Our vibrant campus, and location right on the edge of the city of Bath, provide superb sporting, social and cultural opportunities. We are one of the safest campus sites in the UK - we were one of the first universities in the country to win a national police approved security award.

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

Masters courses and research degrees

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

We carry out research that makes a difference to society - from helping children with chronic pain, protecting us from cyber-attacks, improving access to justice to autistic people, to researching ways to help with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Postgraduate students benefit from:​

  • A learning approach whichOur learning approach combines in-person activities on campus, online elements, and structured independent study. This enables us to be flexible, both in supporting individual student circumstances in the context of COVID-19, and in responding to any changes (such as in social distancing requirements) that may be necessary.
  • Support from internationally recognised supervisors.
  • 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 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

The University’s campus is set on attractive rural grounds overlooking the historic city of Bath. You don’t have to walk far to reach facilities like the Library, postgraduate common rooms, shops, and a post office.

In the last decade the University has invested over £450 million in our campus. This includes new accommodation, academic buildings and sport facilities such as an Olympic legacy-swimming pool and a gym and fitness centre expanded across three floors.

The city

Bath is a lively, friendly, and historic city, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The city is home to global businesses and start-up companies, so you can find local employment opportunities while you study and when you graduate. Bath is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list twice; for its historic architecture and as one of the Great Spas of Europe.
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 has a vibrant international student community. 32% of students come from outside the UK, representing over 147 nationalities.

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 support available to International students.

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Postgraduate Virtual Open Days

Get an insight into what it’s like to study at Bath – wherever to are.

We hold Virtual Open Days and events several times a year to help prospective students experience the University of Bath.

Our next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day will take place in November.

Find out more about our Postgraduate Virtual Open Days.

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