Bath Spa University

  • Bath Spa University is a university based in, and around, Bath, England. The institution was previously known as Bath College of Higher Education, and later Bath Spa University College. It gained full university status in August 2005. It is the UK's sixth biggest provider of Teacher Education.
  • In 2006 it was voted the 5th best modern university in the UK by The Sunday Times University Guide.
  • The university has been consistently ranked as one of the best creative universities in the UK by Which? Every year since 2012.[5]
  • In 2005 and 2006 the university was named in the top 10 modern British universities by The Sunday Times, at positions no.8 and no.5 respectively.[12] It also made the top 10 again in 2008.
  • Bath Spa University is designated as a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).
  • The university holds the QAA quality mark from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
  • It was named among the ten best creative universities in the UK by Which? in 2012 and again in 2013, amongst leaderboard topping universities such as The University of Oxford and The University of Cambridge.[13]
  • The university has held the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for 2 years running, and is one of 49 universities in the UK to do so. The Award is managed by Vitae, a  group that supports researchers in their careers and helps them increase the standard of their research for the benefit of the students and the impact it may have on the wider world.
  • The 2015 Complete University Guide ranks the Art and Design courses 29th in the UK, and Music courses at 32nd.
  • The Guardian ranked Art courses at 27th in the UK in 2015.
  • The Guardian ranked the Business and Management studies courses at 26th, Education courses at 32nd and Media courses at 28th in the UK in 2014.

The Guardian also rated the Business and Management studies courses No.1 in the country for student satisfaction in 2014.

  • We offer pre-degree study, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees, focusing primarily on arts and humanities subjects, supported by a strong outcomes-based provision
  • Our offer is unique and compelling, providing students with a university experience that is distinctive, challenging and fulfilling, allowing them to embark on their future careers with confidence and success. 
  • Bath Spa University is a place of wonderful contrasts, and life on campus demonstrates this only too well. From the unique blend of history and modernity in its buildings and facilities, to the mixture of tranquility and vibrancy in the campus community - Bath Spa offers it all!
  • Bath Spa University is committed to providing a learning, working and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its members are respected, and which is free from discrimination, prejudice, intimidation and all forms of harassment including bullying. We have detailed within our policies and procedures which we believe support our commitment in this area
  • Peaceful and quiet environment conducive for learning and relaxing in the beautiful campus grounds is one of the things Bath has to offer
  • Bath Spa University is a leading university for creativity, culture, enterprise and education
  • Excellent student satisfaction rates
  • An academic team dedicated to high quality teaching that gives excellent student support
  • Wide access to a range of different career pathways and employment opportunities through our partnerships with businesses
  • Safe and secure location for studying plus it has been ranked one of the most enjoyable cities to live in in the UK