Bath Spa University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Avon, BA2 9BN, United Kingdom

About Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University spreads across three main campuses in and around the historic city of Bath, in the south-west of England.

Known best for its rich history and Georgian architecture, Bath is considered to be one of the UK’s most attractive cities and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

Bath Spa University takes its name from the Roman-built baths the city is also famous for: visitors can still see the original ancient bathing sites and bathe in natural thermal hot springs at the modern equivalent.

Founded in 1852 as the Bath School of Art, Bath Spa University gained its university status in 2005 and is now one of the country’s largest providers of teacher education.

The university also offers teaching and research across arts, sciences, social sciences and business studies, with the majority of courses taking place at Newton Park campus, located to the west of the city near Newton St Loe.

Newton Park campus is admired for its Grade I and II historic listed buildings, all of which are still in use. The extensive grounds are also home to the remnants of the 14th century Newton St Loe Castle, a lake, nature reserve, woodlands and farmlands.

Bath Spa is highly regarded for its creative arts facilities, and in 2019, Bath Spa opened its new Locksbrook campus – a state-of-the-art renovation of the historic Herman Miller factory near Bath city centre.

Sports and clubs are integral to student life at Bath Spa, and the university boasts three dance studios, a theatre and green screen film studios.

Noteable alumni include the British food writer and television presenter Mary Berry, and Turner Prize winner Sir Howard Hodgkin.

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Key statistics

  • 69 : 31
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 14%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 16.4
    No. of students per staff
  • 15%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 6,485
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Bath Spa University

  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Education

    • Education
  • Law

    • Law
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science