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Established in 1966, the prestigious University of Bath is one of the UK’s top 10 universities and has built an international reputation for world-class teaching and research.

The university works hard to fulfil its mission: to inspire, encourage and educate future leaders and innovators. They strive to foster a diverse, welcoming and inclusive culture, where enterprise and innovation is encouraged and students from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential.

There are over 18,500 students studying at the university, over 5,000 of which are postgraduate students. Over 30% of students are international, coming from over 145 countries to receive a world-class, research-inspired education. 

The university was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017 and in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87% of the university’s research was classed as ‘4* - world-leading’ and ‘3* - internationally excellent'. The university was ranked 9th in the UK Overall and 12th for Research Quality by the Complete University Guide 2021.

Over 100 taught and 78 research postgraduate degrees are provided - including a number of online degree courses – through the university’s four faculties:

  • Faculty of Engineering and Design
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • School of Management


The university’s contemporary campus, which has benefited from extensive investment over the past 10 years, is located just outside of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, with all its charm history and beauty to enrich students’ study experience.


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About the University of Bath

Bath is a Top 10 UK University (Complete University Guide 2020) and holds the Gold Award in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. The University offers a broad range of Master’s courses and research degrees. Subjects include engineering & design, humanities & social sciences, management and science.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

35% Part Time
65% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

13,205 Undergraduate
4,285 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


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