Located in the pretty and historic city of Bath, the university is campus-based and situated just a short distance from the centre. It enjoys a strong academic reputation internationally, particularly in the fields of Architecture, Business, Sport Science, Engineering and Psychology/Sociology, and employment rates for graduates are higher than average — a result of the work placements offered with every degree course and its emphasis on practical, ‘real life’ skills that employers value.

Key Facts


  • #11 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • #6 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2020
  • #9 in the Complete University Guide 2020

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • over 13,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 4,000

Year founded

  • 1966

  • It holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold Award.
  • It is ranked 5th for graduate prospects by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
  • It has been awarded two Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education — the country's most prestigious national recognition for a UK academic or vocational institution.
  • The university has among the best sports facilities in the UK. Several Olympic medal-winners trained at the university.
  • A three-year campus improvement project that began in 2012 included the construction of a new £10 million arts centre.
Areas of recognition

Within the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, Bath is ranked 1st in the UK for Architecture, 2nd for Business Studies, 3rd for Sports Science and Civil Engineering, 4th for Psychology, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, 5th for Social Policy and Computer Science, 6th for Accounting and Finance and Sociology, 7th for Pharmacology and Pharmacy and 9th for Mechanical Engineering and Economics.

Kings alumni at University of Bath

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