Bath Spa University is about more than studying. It’s about getting stuck in: thinking, making and doing. About bumping into friends on campus, embracing challenges and genuinely caring. We push boundaries and ourselves. If that sounds good to you, you’ll fit in well.
Why Bath Spa?
Our origins date back to 1852 and the original Bath School of Art, so we've built our reputation on more than 160 years of tradition and success. We're growing steadily too, with exciting courses and areas of research.
We have partnerships with businesses, organisations and institutions in every corner of the globe. You'll see our students at international conferences, tours and events, from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the Canadian "International Next Way". You'll leave Bath Spa as a global citizen with ambition, drive and focus.
Accessible to all
Accessibility and equality are important to us. The unique study and social environment we offer is a key factor in our popularity. Our students come from a range of backgrounds and cultures, from all parts of this country and overseas, and with a variety of academic credentials.
The proof's in the statistics
Great graduate prospects: 93.7% of Bath Spa graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating (HESA: 2014/15 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, published 2016)
Top 5 for creativity: We’ve been voted one of the top five creative universities. (Which? University Student Survey 2016)
You’ll be safe here: We’re the 2nd safest university in the South West and 6th when ranked against nearly 130 other universities and higher education institutions across England and Wales. (Complete University Guide 2015)
Sustainability and environmental commitments: It doesn’t stop with the people – we care for our environment as well. Our Green Focus policies earned us a "First Class Honours". (People and Planet Green League 2015)
Bath might just be the perfect student city. An official UN World Heritage site, it’s both exciting and buzzing, but also safe, friendly and easy to explore.
Bath is full of quiet corners, independent shops and cafés. It has a fresh and thriving arts scene – including the Bath Festival, which Bath Spa students help to deliver. Well-connected and with Bristol on the doorstep, the city also boasts lively nightlife.
Bath Spa University takes part in the Chevening Scholarship Programme, and has welcomed successful candidates from all around the globe. To find out more about whether you could be one of our next Chevening Scholars, check out our page.
Postgrad Open Days
We are offering a chance to explore Bath Spa University from the comfort of your own home.