Academic Ranking of World Universities

University of Bath
English Name: University of Bath
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: UK
Found Year: 1966
Address: Claverton Down


The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966. We were ranked 6th in the UK in the 2019 Guardian University Guide and 7th in the 2015 QS top 50 under 50 universities. The University's Chancellor is His Royal Highness, the Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. 


Location and transport

The University Campus is 1 mile from the centre of the beautiful, and historic, City of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 The campus buildings are set in landscaped grounds, alongside a wide range of convenient on-site leisure, social and commercial facilities – creating a friendly community feel.  The University of Bath was named 'Best Campus University in Britain' in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

 A frequent bus service runs from campus to the city, from where there are regular transport links to London and Bristol.


Entry standards

The University of Bath seeks the most academically able students from an international recruitment pool.


Student mix

Our gender mix comprises 54% male students and 46% female students.

International students (those from outside the UK) account for around a third of our student body and represent over 100 nationalities.


Course flexibility

Most courses are offered with an option of a paid placement year or a period of study abroad.

All students are offered the option of studying a language, or subject of personal interest, alongside their degree course.

The modular system facilitates opportunities for student choice within the curriculum.


Teaching standards

The high teaching standards are evidenced by professional body accreditation, national subject reviews and graduate employment profiles.

Our graduate employment prospects are among the best in the country

86% of employed UK first degree graduates secured work in the top three categories of graduate level jobs (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16). We are ranked 7th for career prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2019.

Student satisfaction levels are amongst the very highest in the UK. The University was voted first for student satisfaction two years in a row in the National Student Survey (2013 and 2014) with an overall satisfaction rate of 93% in 2014. Overall satisfaction in 2017 was 88%. In 2015, The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey also ranked us as the top University in the UK for student satisfaction.


Research standards

An international reputation for research excellence. We have strong national and international links with industry, government bodies, charities and other universities.  Our research ethos has a strong focus upon impact, tackling issues of global significance – from developing new drugs to cure breast cancer to working with Ford to develop fuel efficient cars.

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 graded 87% of University research as world-leading or internationally excellent.


Academic strengths

Humanities, Education, Engineering and Design, Health, Management, Science and Social Sciences.

An excellent record of supporting students to successful completion of their courses (retention) and employment (graduate destinations).  Its Careers Advisory Service has links with 8,000 employers and 86% of employed UK first degree graduates are in jobs in the top three groups (professional, managerial or associate professional). 

Bath runs one of the largest and most established placement schemes in the UK higher education sector which is in no small part due to its close links with business, the professions and the voluntary sector both in the UK and overseas.


Student facilities, including library and computing

Around 500 computer workstations available for general student use plus laptop docking points as well as connectivity in all student residences.

PCs in the library and learning centre are refreshed on a regular cycle and there is free access to email and internet.

The 24/7 library is open 365 days a year.


Disability services

Visit the website to find out about the disability services at the University of Bath.

Telephone +44 (0) 1225 385538 or email


Students' Union

The Students' Union has a Gold Student Union Evaluation Initiative (SUEI) award for being one of the best developed and well-managed students' unions in the UK. The Student Centre provides a buzzing social hub for student life on campus.   There are over 100 societies/clubs addressing cultural, sports and arts interests. The union also offers welfare services and personal development opportunities.



The Sports Training Village has a range of world class facilities, including a 50m swimming pool (a London 2012 Olympics legacy pool), tennis and squash courts, athletics tracks, astroturf pitches, and a judo dojo.  A number of sports have their national or other high performance bases at Bath including modern pentathlon and bob skeleton. It is also one of British swimming's five intensive training centres. Olympic and Paralympic athletes train at Bath.

Total Enrollment:11729
           International Students:3344(29%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:9500
           International Students:2170(23%)
Graduate Enrollment:2229
           International Students:1174(53%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Accounting and Finance
           Aerospace Engineering
           Automotive Engineering
           Biology and Biochemistry
           Business Administration
           Chemical Engineering
           Childhood, Youth & Education Studies
           Civil Engineering
           Coach Education & Sports Development
           Computer Science
           Electronic & Electrical Engineering
           Foundation Degrees
           Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
           International Management and Modern Languages
           Mathematical Sciences
           Mechanical Engineering
           Modern Languages & European Studies
           Natural Sciences
           Politics with Economics
           Politics with European Language
           Politics with International Relations
           Social and Policy Sciences
           Social Work and Applied Social Studies
           Sport & Exercise Science
           Sports Performance
Master's Degree Programs
           Architecture and Civil Engineering
           Architecture and Civil Engineering
           Architecture and Civil Engineering
           Chemical Engineering
           Chemical Engineering
           Chemical Engineering
           Computational Fluid Dynamics
           Digital Communications
           Drug Delivery
           Electrical Power Systems
           Electronic and Electrical Engineering
           Electronic and Electrical Engineering
           Electronic and Electrical Engineering
           Hydrogen Production and Storage
           Mechanical Engineering
           Mechanical Engineering
           Mechanical Engineering
           Membrane Separation Processes
           Mphil Architectural History and Theory
           Mphil Digital Architectonics
           Mphil Innovative Structural Engineering
           Mres/Phd In Sustainable Chemical Technologies
           Msc Aerospace Engineering
           Msc Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design
           Msc Architectural Engineering: Facade Engineering
           Msc Automotive Engineering
           Msc Conservation of Historic Buildings
           Msc Conservation of Historic Gardens and Cultural Landscapes
           Msc Digital Communications
           Msc Electrical Power Systems
           Msc Electrical Power Systems
           Msc Engineering Design
           Msc In Aerospace Engineering
           Msc In Automotive Engineering
           Msc In Engineering Design
           Msc In Engineering Dynamics and Control
           Msc In Engineering Dynamics and Control
           Msc In Fluid Power Engineering
           Msc In Fluid Power Engineering
           Msc In Innovation & Technology Management
           Msc In Manufacturing Engineering
           Msc In Manufacturing Engineering
           Msc In Mechatronics
           Msc Innovation and Technology Management
           Msc Integrated Environmental Management
           Msc Mechatronics
           Msc Wireless Systems
           Stem Cell Research
           Systems Engd
           Water Treatment
           Wireless Systems
Doctoral Programs
           Doctor of Business Administration
           Doctor of Education
           Doctor of Engineering
           Doctor of Health
           Doctor of Medicine
           Doctor of Philosophy

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
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