University of Bath

Bath, United Kingdom

No. Students: 14,565
Funding type: Public
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The University of Bath ranks highly in the league tables of UK universities published by a number of national newspapers, including the Times, Independent and Guardian.

Its research is internationally respected, and its students are in demand by employers because of the high quality of the teaching offered here.

The University has had close connections with industry and the public and voluntary sectors since its inception in 1966. It has developed strong links with universities abroad.

The University's buildings are set in an attractive campus about a mile from the centre of Bath, a World Heritage City. It is a safe and friendly campus with strong student services and good social opportunities. Its sports facilities are first-class.


The World Heritage City of Bath is one of the most interesting, elegant and vibrant cities in the UK. It is known for its many beautiful buildings and the natural hot springs which gave the city its name.

Bath is home to several excellent museums and galleries, and hosts various arts festivals throughout the year.

There are numerous restaurants, cafés and pubs and a great range of shopping with high street stores, small specialist shops and a flea market.

The city offers many enjoyable outdoor activities. You can take a boat trip on the River Avon, relax in one of the delightful parks or make use of the superb sports facilities.

Bath is surrounded by magnificent countryside and interesting places. Stonehenge, Salisbury, Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge, Oxford and Bristol are all within easy reach of Bath.

We're located about a mile from Bath. Frequent bus services link the campus, city and major student residential areas, so you are always connected to your work, your home and your social life when studying.


We have a history of sporting excellence, our teaching and facilities staff are complemented by a team of professional coaches, who work with a wide range of athletes up to Olympic level.

The Olympics

Our sports facilities are accredited as capable of hosting more than 20 sports by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Our facilities and team of support staff have attracted several Olympic teams for training and we have recently signed an agreement to host the Malaysian Olympic team for training in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics.

Team Bath

TeamBath is the brand name for sport at the University of Bath. It allows us to build links between community, student and elite sporting activities.


We want sport to be open to all and have a £30 millon complex of facilities available for use by those of all abilities.

  • The Founders Complex - a multi-purpose hall (8 badminton courts, 4 squash courts and 25m swimming pool).
  • The Sports Training Village - floodlit 8 lane athletics track, water-based hockey pitch, one all weather pitch, 50m swimming pool, 8 court indoor tennis hall and 8 acrylic and two clay outdoor tennis courts, fitness and conditioning suite, multi-purpose hall (12 badminton courts), 300 sq m judo dojo, 8 fencing pistes, 16 station air pistol range, indoor athletics hall and 132m sprint straight, a bobsleigh/skeleton push track and many rugby and football pitches.
  • The Sulis Sports Club - two cricket squares and nets and several rugby pitches.
  • The Sports Injury Clinic - physiotherapy and massage services for athletes and the public. Students receive a discounted rate.
  • The Human Performance Centre - fitness and physiological testing, strength and conditioning support, sports nutrition advice, sports psychology and video and performance analysis.

Studying Sport

We offer an extensive range of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Athlete Support

There are a number of sports scholarsips available to help athletes fulfil their potential. Find out more from TeamBath.

Students' Union Sports Association

The Sports Association is a Students' Union group that exists to provide opportunities for students in sport and exercise. Their ethos is 'Sport for All'.

There are 49 sports clubs and several sports programmes, which allow you to get sporting qualifications, borrow some equipment or get a team together.


The Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA) organises an extensive programme of live performances, exhibitions, concerts and classes on campus for University staff, students and the wider community.

As well as cheaper tickets for performances by visiting professional artists, students receive large discounts on the regular cost of a wide range of classes and workshops including photography, street dance, DJ skills and samba drumming.

Dance and Theatre

Regular dance and theatre classes take place in the ICIA Arts Theatre and are led by professional tutors. You can enrol for blocks of classes each semester.

ICIA presents an exciting programme of professional dance and theatre performances open to all.


As well as offering a range of music workshops and classes, the ICIA has lots of fantastic opportunities for musicians including:

  • subsidised individual music lessons
  • instrument loan scheme
  • free practice room booking service
  • professionally led ensembles

Visual Arts

Professional artists lead a number of weekly workshops and classes. You can also attend weekend workshops for more intensive tuition.

ICIA organises an annual photography competition and has three exhibition spaces on campus hosting professional work.


The ICIA also works with the Students' Union to support the many arts societies on campus, encouraging students to get involved in the arts and media at any level.

There is a wide variety of student societies to choose from that involve the arts: artistic, dance, musical and cultural societies.

Student life

Occupying a compact and purpose-built campus overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath, the University is a modern and inspiring place to study. Our campus is built around a central point, meaning everything is within easy reach and giving a strong feeling of community.

The Postgraduate Association & Students' Union

The Postgraduate Association represents you - it is your voice within the Students' Union. Run for and by postgraduate students, the PGA organises social events and provides information and advice.

The Students' Union is home to a wide variety of sports and arts societies as well as providing entertainment and events. A new Student Centre was opened in October 2010 and provides more social space and facilities for students on campus.

Training opportunities

We provide a wide range of training. You can learn how to do anything from speaking a new language, to presenting yourself and your work to best advantage.

For postgraduates with teaching responsibilities, there is now an intensive teaching development programme.

Graduate Centre

Our postgraduates have a dedicated social and informal work space at the heart of the campus. The Graduate Centre has been designed with your needs in mind.

The Centre has wireless connectivity, soft seating, informal work space, seminar and meeting rooms. There are kitchen facilities and a large screen television. The Centre is a place to meet colleagues, attend training and events, or just to sit, relax and read.

The Library and Learning Centre

The Library is the first 24 hour Library and Learning Centre in the UK - meaning you can always get access to the many reference and computing facilities available and work in a way which suits you.

We have over 500,000 books and periodicals and we invest heavily in electronic journals and databases. Research published by members of the University is stored in an electronic repository so it is instantly available to all.

Computing facilities

We have over 1000 computers across the library and our four general access computing labs. In addition, many departments have their own computing labs and there are terminals in the foyers of most buildings - whether you want to check email or write your thesis, computing access is always available.

Alternatively, you can connect to the wireless network anywhere in the main areas of campus or the coffee shops.

Master's Programmes at University of Bath

Faculty of Engineering and Design

Department of Physics

Department of Computer Science

Department of Biology and Biochemistry

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