University of Bath

“Delivering world class research and teaching”

Academic Strengths

  • The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966 and is now firmly established as a top ten UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.
  • Students are attracted by our excellent academic reputation, our outstanding graduate employment record, our world-class sports facilities, and the wide array of other social, recreational and personal development opportunities we offer.
  • Academic strengths in science, technology, management and social sciences
  • In the subject rankings Chemical Engineering received the maximum possible score of 100% satisfaction for the second year in a row.
  • A further four academic departments achieved 95% or above: Psychology (97%); Biology and Biochemistry (96%); Mechanical Engineering (96%); Chemistry (95%)
  • Mechanical Engineering and Business Studies both achieved the feat of being placed first in the UK for a second year running.
  • The University of Bath has an international reputation for its research excellence. The university’s research portfolio is worth £120 million.
  • Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, the University of Bath was ranked 12th in a research quality ranking of UK universities, excluding specialist institutions.
  • Our Careers Service has links with over 8,000 employers, including world-leading organisations like Airbus, the World Bank, Nike and Microsoft.


The University of Bath was granted university status in 1966 by Royal Charter, however our roots can be traced back to the Bristol Trade School – a technical school established in 1856.

In 1885 the school was renamed the Merchant Venturers’ Technical College and in 1929 the Bath School of Pharmacy became part of the college.

We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2016 and in that time we have established ourselves as a nurturing ground for enterprising minds.

Location and Transport

  • Bath is a beautiful city located in the south west of England. In 1987 the city was inscribed as a World Heritage Site, designated by UNESCO in order to preserve its natural and cultural heritage.
  • Bath is the home of the well-known roman baths, and has a number of theatres, art galleries and annual festivals of literature, film and art. There are 17 museums within a square mile, including the Holburne Museum, the Jane Austen Centre and the Roman Baths.
  • With regular buses running between the campus and the city, travel is easy, and they even run services late into the night. London is only 90 minutes away by train and Bristol is only 15 minutes away.

 Student facilities

Library which is open 24 hours a day all year round and offers computing services, information and research assistance as well as books and journals.

The world-class Sports Training Village is home to a number of elite athletes and our sports performance centre.

On the eastern side of campus is The Edge, home to the ICIA and School of Management, which has a vibrant programme of visual arts, theatre, dance and music.

The Student Services Centre at the heart of campus offers a range of support services including welfare support, immigration advice, counselling, financial advice and support for students with disabilities.


We provide 3,300 bedrooms for students, and make sure residences are safe, secure places to study and enjoy student life.

Self-catered and catered study bedrooms located on and off campus, including internet connectivity in all rooms and free room contents insurance provided.

First year full-time undergraduate degree students are guaranteed university accommodation if they meet criteria, including application deadlines.

English Language requirements

  • Foundation : IELTS 5.5 minimum
  • Undergraduate: IELTS 6.0 – 7.0
  • Postgraduate: IELTS 6.5 – 7.0