University of Bath

University of Bath

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The University of Bath has a main campus in Claverton Down, on the east side of Bath, UK. The university ranks at #158 in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and a ranking of 251-300 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. It has three Faculties, one School, 16 Departments and 3 Institutes. There are about 17,308 students enrolled in the university, out of which about 30% are international students, representing over 130 countries.




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The University is situated in Bath, in South West England, which is one of the safest and best city for families in the UK. It is only a mile away from the city centre. It is the only entire city in the UK to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a high enterprise survival rate and retains a third of UK-owned FTSE 100 companies. There are about 20,000 students in the entire population 90,000 citizens. The Bath Spa train station makes it easy to travel to London and Bristol, which takes about 90 and 15 minutes, respectively. The EMBA programme is taught in Bath as well as in London (in Pall Mall). The university claims to be cycle friendly.


Bath is popular for natural hot springs and Georgian architecture. The University has a £30 million Sports Training Village. The Arts and Management building, which is located next to the Sports Training Village, is called ‘The Edge’. It has an arts theatre, a studio space, 3 visual arts galleries, dance studio, digital art studio, and many more things. The city centre student hub and professional services building is called ‘The Virgil Building’. The campus has a range of accommodation options, a 24-hour library, world-class sports facilities, shops, two banks, a Chaplaincy, cafes, bars, and restaurants.

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The university offers accommodation to undergraduate students, postgraduate students, mature students, and couples. Off campus housing through Hello Student can be found in Bath as well, for postgraduate students. The Westwood Nursery is also established on campus to house children between the ages of six months and 4 years.


The university claims to have 87% of its research being classed as world-leading or internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has also been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. There are about 8 Research centres and groups. The Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bath (CREI@Bath), Centre for Governance and Regulation, and the Centre for Business, Organisation and Society (CBOS) being a few of them.

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About 96% of graduates in the Business School get employed in the first 3 months of graduating. Recruiters to the school include Barclays Bank, Citigroup, HSBC, Intel, Mitsubishi, Mercer, and United Nations. About 400 employers come for a campus visit every year, organised by Careers Service. The most popular sectors of work among graduates are: Finance (26%), Technology (22%), Healthcare (17%), and Consulting (17%).

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