Where can I study?
Bath is home to two universities: University of Bath and Bath Spa University. University of Bath is the largest of the universities and provides places of study to over 14,000 students. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBA’s, and The European University Association. University of Bath is based around a campus on Claverton Down, 2km from the city centre. The campus is compact and it is easy to walk from one end to the other. The eastern part of the campus contains the Sports Training Village. The campus contains many halls of residences for students, most of which are on the northern perimeter of the University grounds. The University of Bath enjoys an excellent reputation, particularly in the fields relating to humanities, education, engineering and design, health, management, science and social sciences. In 2012, The Complete University Guide placed Bath University as 10th in the national league tables.
Bath Spa University is home to a student population of around 7,000 and is split over three campuses. The Newton Park Campus is located near the village of Newton St Loe, to the west of the city centre. Newton Park is the largest of the university’s three campuses and the majority of the university’s student’s study here. The campus is set in well-maintained land and features a lake, nature reserve, woodland and farmland. Facilities at the campus include a Students Union, gymnasium, shops and IT facilities. Newton Park is also home to the majority of the student’s halls of residence, the halls are designed with large communal kitchens to encourage social interactions. Sion Hill is the second campus of the university and is home to the Bath School of Art and Design. Culverhay is the third and smallest university site and can be found in the Southdown area of the city. The site provides Postgraduate Certificates in Education as well as facilities for students studying history, music, English and geography. In 2012, The Complete University Guide placed Bath Spa University 85th in the national league tables.