University of Bath



The University of Bath is a public university located in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1966, along with a number of other institutions following the Robbins Report. Like the University of Bristol and University of the West of England, Bath can trace its roots to the Merchant Venturers’ Technical College, established in Bristol as a school in 1595 by the Society of Merchant Venturers. The university’s main campus is located on Claverton Down, a site overlooking the city of Bath, and was purpose-built, constructed from 1964 in the modernist style of the time.

As of 2018, in national rankings the university is currently placed 5th according to the Guardian, 11th in the Complete University Guide and 12th by the Times/Sunday Times. Internationally it is placed in the top 400 by the 2016 ARWU and has featured in the top 300 in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 THE World University Rankings. In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 the university was awarded the title of “Best Campus University in Britain” and in 2012 the title of ‘University of the Year 2011/12’.

The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBAs, the European Quality Improvement System, the European University Association, Universities UK and GW4.

11 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1966
Size Large
16,910 Students
Bath, Somerset


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.5 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
TOEFL iBT, PTE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English,Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Application deadline for equal consideration

Cost and Scholarships

£ 18,500
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available

Corporate partner
Income related (Need-based)
and External


International scholarships
Total Worth Up to £8,000
Eligibility and Requirements overseas fee paying student and have demonstrated academic excellence
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Sports scholarships
Total Worth Upto £5,000 per year for upto 5 years
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible for a scholarship athletes must: be studying or have applied for a course at the University of Bath; demonstrate the potential to compete at elite level internationally and contribute to the University’s British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) points; be recommended by their own coach and/or the University’s coach in their sport; meet the criteria for the Team Bath Dual Career Programme.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Other Details The University of Bath was the first UK university to offer sports scholarships and today 36 student athletes who have displayed potential for success both academically and athletically are currently benefiting from the sports scholarships – including 15 new scholarships awarded during the 2018-19 academic year.
Corporate partner scholarships
Total Worth up to £3,000 a year
Eligibility and Requirements Vary according to scholarships
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Other Details Coroprate partner scholarships are offered by: AB InBev, JP Morgan, and Lloyds Banking Group.