Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. We teach and research across art, sciences, education, social science, and business. The University employs outstanding creative professionals who support its aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise.

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Bath Spa University Fact Sheet

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Bath, England, United Kingdom


  • Bath Business School
  • Bath School of Art and Design
  • College of Liberal Arts
    • Culture and Environment
    • Music and Performance and Writing
    • Film and Digital Creativity
  • Institute of Education

Notable Alumni

  • Sir Howard Hodgkin – Turner Prize winning artist.
  • Dame Anita Lucia Roddick – founder of the Body Shop, human rights activist and environmental campaigner.
  • Peter Flannery – BAFTA award winning playwright and screenwriter.
  • Jason Gardener – British Olympic champion.
  • Glenn Brown – Turner Prize winning artist.
  • Kate Garraway – television and radio presenter.
  • Roger Deakins – Oscar Winner and multiple Academy Award nominated cinematographer.
  • Salima Hashmi – Artist and human rights activist.
  • Mo Hayder – author of crime and thriller fiction.
  • Axel Scheffler – artist and illustrator of the Gruffalo.

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Art & Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama, Dance & Cinematics
  • Education
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Food Science
  • Music
  • Sociology


Bath Spa University was awarded the HR Excellence in Research. This award reflects the University's current and on-going commitments to maintaining an active research portfolio. This commitment extends to concentrating on developing the research environment for our staff and students and building on our areas of strength while also fostering new research areas.

Top 6

Creative Universities

Which? University Student Survey 2017

TEF Silver

Award High quality teaching

Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017


Safest university

Complete University Guide 2015


Unique and steeped in art and culture, Bath is known for its famous Roman Baths and Georgian architecture.

One of the main attractions of Bath are its many viewpoints where you can get amazing panoramic views over the city or take the Bath Skyline walk to fully appreciate its beautiful scenery. However, if you are feeling more adventurous, do it from a hot air balloon launched from Royal Victoria Park.

The city is home of award-winning restaurants, boutiques and many festivals, there is always something to do, but if you want to collect further experiences Bristol is only 15 min away or London only 1.5 hours by train!

Other information

Did you know?

  • The city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Every year since 2009, a Jane Austen festival takes place in Bath to celebrate the writer.
  • The University has great student satisfaction:
    • Human Nutrition (100%)
    • Creative Media Practice (100%)
    • Creative Music Technology (maintained 100%)
    • Religions, Philosophy and Ethics (maintained 100%)
    • Fashion Design (95%)
    • Sociology (95%)
    • Dance (94%)
    • Photography ( 91%)
    • Geography (90%)
    • Commercial Music ( 90%)
    • Media Communications (90%)
    According to the National Student Survey

Combined programmes

    • You could get a combined degree in any of these subjects: Psychology and Criminology, Business and Management with Media Communications, Biology and Dance.


    • Great graduate prospects: 96.1% of Bath Spa graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (HESA: 2016/17 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education)
    • Bath Spa holds partnerships with businesses, organisations and institutions in every corner of the globe.  You'll leave Bath Spa as a global citizen with ambition, drive and focus.

You’ll be safe here

Bath Spa is the second safest university in the South West and sixth when ranked against nearly 130 other universities and higher education institutions across England and Wales. (Complete University Guide 2015)

Sustainability and environmental commitments

It doesn’t stop with the people – Bath Spa cares for our environment as well. Their Green Focus policies earned them a "First Class Honours". (People and Planet Green League 2015)

Well connected

The university has partnerships with businesses, organisations and institutions in every corner of the globe. You'll see Bath Spa students at international conferences, tours and events, from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the Canadian 'International NExt Way'. You'll leave Bath Spa as a global citizen with ambition, drive and focus.


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