50 years of educational excellence

In 1966 the University of Bath was established by Royal Charter and in 2016 we celebrated our 50th anniversary. Today we are established as the University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 and are a top 10 UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.

PETER LAMBERT: Hello, my name is Professor Peter Lambert. And I'm the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching here at the University of Bath. I am particularly proud to have worked at such a successful and dynamic university for nearly 20 years now. And this is for a number of reasons-- a world class applied research, which has a global impact, a highly international outlook, which is reflected in our community and our international partnerships, our outstanding record in learning and teaching, and also the high quality of our staff and our students.

In the United Kingdom, we are seen as a leading research university. We are in the top five for student experience and are regularly ranked in the top 10 universities overall. Part of our success is due to a very supportive academic culture and community, in which students are encouraged to ask questions, challenge themselves, and of course us-- and fulfill their potential to become engaged, active, and informed citizens, who are able to thrive in a global community.

Our online courses are designed around your work and life commitments, allowing you to engage in an active and supportive learning environment with high quality learning and teaching, which includes video content, real-life case studies, interaction with your peers and academics, networking, and comprehensive digital resources. The courses are designed to provide rigorous intellectual challenge, real world relevance, and essential preparation for the workplace to help you apply what you learn and develop your own career. If you have an inquiring mind, are prepared to be challenged, and want to develop your career, we will help you go further. I wish you all the very best with your studies.

The Charter sets out the principles that have guided our teaching and research for over half a century. It describes how the objects of the University shall be to advance learning and knowledge by teaching and research, particularly in science and technology, and in close association with industry and commerce.

Our international
student population

of our students are international from 98 different countries

alumni living and working in 172 countries around the world

The best feature is the freedom to study at a University that really cares about their students without having to uproot your whole life to take advantage of such a useful and interesting course.

Jess Crees

Our online courses

By offering you the opportunity to study with some of the best researchers in their field, The University of Bath’s online MSc courses will give you rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world experience. Our online learning environment delivers a superb student experience, while providing outstanding preparation for the workplace.

Our mission and values

Everything we do is centred on creating a perfect environment for you to succeed.

Not only are we recognised for excellent teaching and research, we pride ourselves on our superb student experience, retention and career prospects. It’s these factors that contributed to our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award.

Our values include:

  • delivering quality and excellence
  • nurturing high aspirations
  • supporting freedom to challenge received wisdom
  • aspiring to the highest standards of scientific and professional integrity
  • working responsibly and with respect for others
  • fostering equality, diversity, inclusivity and accessibility
  • adopting best environmental practice

The University of Bath is firmly established as a top-ten UK university* with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.

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