Bath Spa University is founded in 1852 under the name of Bath School of Art. With almost 7,000 students and five academic schools the university has two main campuses, one specialised in postgraduate teaching and another five study centres in Bath and nearby.

Bath Spa University has a impeccable reputation in ITT (Initial Teacher Training) fields which has been recognised by OFSTED. The university has more than 600 partners to make teacher training even more efficient.


Academic schools:

  • Art and Design

  • Education

  • Humanities and Cultural Industries

  • Music and Performing Arts

  • Research and Graduate Affairs

  • Society, Enterprise and Environment

In the last five years the number of applicants has risen over 40% which means there is a very big competition for one spot. 92% of the graduates received a job a or continued studying.

Why choose Bath Spa University?

  • An impecable reputation which has been forming over 160 years

  • 90% overall satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey

  • Professional and contemporary academic staff

  • High employment rate within six months after graduation

  • The university has large support network for students and cares for the environment

  • A variety of extra-curricular activities to enhance the experience of being a student

  • Historic facilities

  • International partners

  • The city of Bath is the second most safe student city in the UK.

Academic Strengths

  • A strong focus on creativity, culture and enterprise.

  • Academic units which make up Bath Spa University: College of Liberal Arts, Bath School of Art and Design, and the Institute for Education.

  • Outstanding Ofsted rating for the Institute for Education's primary and secondary teacher education courses.

  • Ranked a top ten creative university by Which? University.

  • The university ensures its graduates are socially engaged global citizens.

  • Employability opportunities and skills embedded into the curriculum.

Award winning students and graduates including:

  • Two Gold awards at Graduate Fashion Week.

  • Nathan Filer, winner of the Costa Book of the Year award 2013.

  • Stephanie Kitchen, winner of 2013 Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) and Textiles Institute Exhibition.