University profile

University of Bath

2017/18 edition

About University of Bath

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research; a superb student experience; and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace.

Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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 or international excellent (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. We are ranked 4th for graduate starting salaries in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

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.

Named Sports University of the Year 2018 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

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

Top five

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 (non specialised), 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. Over 90 bursaries are available for students on taught Masters courses (£10,000 each).

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 library, shops, banks and a post office 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.

Academic Units

Times sports

University of Bath Postgraduate Recruitment Events for 2018

This year the University of Bath will be holding a new programme of events specifically tailored towards those interested in postgraduate study at Bath. The first of these is a Virtual Postgraduate Open Day to be held on the 7 February 2018, 12 – 4pm. Prospective students will be able to find out what it’s like to study at the University without having to set foot on the campus.

By logging into the Virtual Open Day potential applicants will be provided with a programme of timed live webinars. Participants will also get the opportunity to take part in interactive live question and answer sessions with University of Bath staff, as well as industry professionals who will provide useful insight into the University’s strong links with industry and employment opportunities following postgraduate study at Bath. Current postgraduate student representatives at the University will also be on hand to give advice on life at Bath.

As well as course specific information the interactive virtual platform will provide information on the superb facilities and outstanding research plus further information on topics like applying to Bath, student life, accommodation and financing their studies.

Online registration is now open.

Further to the virtual event, the University of Bath will also be holding the following new postgraduate recruitment events in 2018:

Postgraduate Café – 1 March 2018, 5pm – 8pm, Café at the Edge, University of Bath Campus
Postgraduate Café – 14 March 2018, 5pm – 8pm, Pall Mall London
Postgraduate Open Day – November 2018 – University of Bath Campus

Registrations of interest can be made here.

For queries please contact via the email address.

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