Bath University was granted university status in 1966, but it can trace its roots back to the Bristol Trade school that was established in 1856. By 1960 the school had become the Bristol College of Science and Technology. Due to no further land being available on the existing site in Bristol, the college moved to Bath in 1965.
The Bath university campus is situated about 1 and a half miles from the city centre on Claverton Down. There is a regular bus service that runs from the city centre to the university. A commercial bus service operates buses to and from the university until 3am.
University of Bath is ranked between 251-300 in the Times higher Education World university rankings. Bath is also ranked between 401-500 in the Shanghai Jaio Tong University rankings. Bath is not a member of the Russell Group of universities.
University of Bath is ranked =20th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.
Over 25% of Bath’s students come from outside the UK and come from over 100 countries.
There are just over 15,000 students studying at Bath. Approximately 9,000 are undergraduates and 6,000 are postgraduates.
90.7% of Bath graduates were in work or involved in further study – (source HESA ). A breakdown of post-graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
Bath is recognised for its sports facilities. It has an Olympic sized swimming pool , indoor and outdoor tennis courts, all weather pitches and athletics track, and has a Sports Training Village that is home to a number of elite, british athletes. On the eastern side of the campus is the ICIA Arts Complex including a theatre.
There are over 4,000 places available in university owned accommodation. Two thirds of the accommodation is based on campus. Off campus accommodation is 2 km from the campus and there is a bus service to and from campus. The university accommodation contracts run for 38 weeks per year. There is a 100% restriction on motor car ownership if your child is a university resident. Prices reflect the facilities in the rooms, some are en-suite, some have a washbasin, but shared bathrooms, and all university accommodation is self catered with a shared kitchen.
The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £98.00 per week.
An example price for catered accommodation is £125.30 per week at Polden Court.
International undergraduate tuition fee examples – BA or BSc:
Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £16,600 for Humanities subjects, rise to £18,500 for subjects such as Engineering and Biomedical Sciences.
International postgraduate taught tuition fee examples – MA or MSc:
Full time masters (taught) postgraduate course fees start at £15,000 for International Security, rise to £16,500 for Health Psychology and £19,500 for Economics & Finance.
REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
- Social Work and Social Policy and Administration
Bath currently offers no undergraduate online degree programmes, but does offer a range of online/distance learning postgraduate courses including; a range of diplomas and masters courses in Health Practice/Exercise Medicine/Sports Physiotherapy, plus MSc/PG diplomas in various Engineering/Pharmacy and Pharmacology courses.
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