Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University - main house At Bath Spa University we believe in thinking differently. Whether you're looking to improve your career prospects with a postgraduate qualification or explore a subject you feel passionately about for personal enjoyment, Bath Spa University promises you high quality teaching and research supervision from committed staff, in a unique and supportive environment.

Why Bath Spa University?

Teaching-led research
Our research and scholarly activity is of direct benefit to students, underpinning the curriculum and improving the student experience.

A great range of courses for you to master  
Bath Spa’s wide range of postgraduate awards provide opportunities for advanced study, so you won’t just be great at it, you can master it. Courses are both academically challenging and vocationally relevant leading to the awards of graduate and postgraduate certificate; graduate and postgraduate diploma; and master’s degree (MA, MSc or MMus).

In addition there is a lively research environment at Bath Spa, with opportunities for supervised, original research leading to the degrees of MPhil and PhD. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Bath Spa University secured its best ever results, tripling its volume of internationally excellent and world leading research since the previous assessment. The research featured was in Art and Design, Education, English and Creative Writing, History, Music and Performing Arts, and Communication Culture and Media Studies. Following the REF, the University received an 86% increase in research funding for 2015/16.

Click here to view the following school profiles:
School of Art and Design
School of Education
School of Music and Performing Arts
School of Humanities and Cultural Industries

Superb campuses
Visitors and students are often bowled over by our campuses. How many universities boast medieval buildings and their own parkland estate? There’s a unique mix of the old and the new, with state-of-the-art modern facilities alongside historic buildings – providing an inspiring and safe study environment. Explore our stunning campuses here.

Strong on environmental issues
Staff and students at Bath Spa share a strong environmental ethos – partly in response to our exceptionally beautiful campuses that we’re looking after for future generations, but also to make sure that we minimise our impact on the environment. Bath Spa was the first university to gain the International Standard for Environmental Management (ISO14001) and has also achieved the Platinum Award under the national EcoCampus scheme. 

A beautiful and unique city, with historic attractions, stunning architecture, and excellent shopping. There are 490,000 square metres of parkland in the city, over 130 bars and pubs and 412 places to eat! Bath also has a lively social scene, but is friendly, compact and a safe city; it’s ranked as the top ‘safe student city’.

Staff who care
Our staff care about their students. They are accessible, supportive and passionate about their subjects, and they put a lot of effort into developing dynamic approaches to teaching and assessment. They undertake what we call ‘teaching-led research’. That means they’re actively engaged in research and scholarship so that their professional and academic expertise is current, and often cutting edge – but the research is of direct benefit to you.

Small and friendly
Which? University has ranked Bath Spa as one of the six creative universities for two years in a row. With about 7,000 students Bath Spa is big enough to offer variety and diversity, yet small enough for a personal approach - there is space here to think, create and move forward. 

All minds welcome
We have built our success on accessibility and equality of opportunity. The unique study and social environment we offer is a key factor in our distinctiveness – and in our popularity. Our students come from a range of backgrounds and cultures, from all parts of this country and from overseas, and with a variety of academic credentials.

International university
We have international partnerships across the globe, and international students from over 80 countries form part of the Bath Spa community.  Our links with an array of businesses, organisations and institutions contribute significantly to the knowledge economy at home and abroad. So our graduates leave us as global citizens with ambition, drive and focus.

A history of success
We can trace our history back over 160 years, to the original Bath School of Art, and our first trainee teachers trained here over 60 years ago. So while the University is modern and progressive, it builds on a long history of tradition and success in higher education. We’ve come a long way, now see how far you can go too.

Contact details  
Bath Spa University
Newton Park
Newton St Loe
Tel: +44 (0)1225 875875






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