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 The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year 2023 and a top ten UK university in three national league tables (the Guardian University Guide 2023, the Complete University Guide 2023, and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023). We're also ranked 5th for graduate prospects in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 and 5th for career after 15 months in the Guardian University Guide 2023.
Our courses are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving you the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their field.
92% of our research was defined as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 so your studies will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas around, from pioneering an alternative to palm oil, developing low carbon vehicles of the future, protecting us from cyber-attacks, to speeding up Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Our vibrant campus, and location right on the edge of the city of Bath, provide sporting, social and cultural opportunities. We are one of the safest campus sites in the UK and 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.
Studying at Bath
Our subjects include engineering, design, humanities, social science, management and science.
Postgraduate students benefit from:
Excellent teaching and research facilities, including purpose built laboratories.
Our learning approach combines in-person activities on campus, online elements, and structured independent study.
Support from internationally recognised supervisors.
Opportunities to enhance your employability through targeted skills training or, for selected courses, work placements.
24/7 access to our library, plus access to two Postgraduate only commons.
Funding is available in many different forms, from studentships offered by our departments and scholarships to career development loans.
The University’s campus is set in attractive rural grounds overlooking the historic city of Bath. You don’t have to walk far to reach facilities like the Library shops, and a post office. just five minutes from campus accommodation.
In the last decade, we have invested over £450 million in our campus. This includes accommodation, academic buildings and sport facilities such as an Olympic legacy swimming pool and a gym and fitness centre expanded across three floors.
The campus is only one mile from the city centre. You can catch a train to London (only 90 minutes away), or pop into Bristol (only 10 minutes by train).
We have around 19,000 students with a split of 54% male and 46% female. 32% of students come from outside the UK, representing over 147 nationalities. Our award winning Students’ Union (The SU) is one of the best in the country. There are more than 160 clubs, societies and student groups to get involved in, from cultural and politics societies to arts and sports clubs.
And if you have any issues then our Student Services Centre on campus offers a range of support services including welfare, immigration advice, counselling, financial advice and support for students with disabilities.
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. and 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.
Postgraduate Open Days
Get an insight into what it's like to study at Bath.
We hold Virtual Open Days several times a year to help prospective students experience the University of Bath.
Our next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day will take place on 8 February 2023 11am to 3pm (UK time).
Chat live with staff and current postgraduate students to find out more about living and studying at Bath. Join our live webinars where you can ask questions directly to both staff and students.