Our city

The Royal Crescent, Bath

A great place to live, learn and work

Bath is a beautiful city set in the rolling green hills of South West England. It’s famous for its natural hot springs and Georgian architecture. In fact, Bath’s so special it’s the only entire city in the UK that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But Bath’s not only special because of its history. It’s a great place to live, learn and work.


Find out about postgraduate accommodation options. You can also view a video explaining how postgraduate accommodation works at the University.

Innovation and growth

Study with us and you’ll find exciting opportunities all around you. Bath is home to a leading design, technology and engineering sector.

This is a good time to be coming to the South West of England. The region is a growing centre for innovation and one of the leading centres in the UK for technology businesses. Recent years have seen huge growth in the electronics and digital sectors.

The area has strong and established sectors in advanced engineering, high technology, creative/digital media and low carbon.

Safe campus, safe city

The University of Bath is a campus university. This means all our teaching, leisure and research facilities are in one place.

Our Claverton Down campus is one of the safest in the UK and was one of the first in the country to win a national police approved security award.

Read more about what our Security team does to make the University as safe as possible.

We’re just over a mile from the city centre and a regular bus service runs in both directions. You can also safely cycle or walk to the campus.

There are lots of places to eat, drink and socialise on campus. We also have:

  • two banks
  • a Post Office
  • food shops and cafés
  • a library open 24 hours a day
  • a Chaplaincy Centre

Bath is a small but busy city, with just under 90,000 residents. The student population is around 20,000, so you won’t feel alone.

Bath is also known for its safety, with some of the lowest crime rates in the country. It’s the second safest city in England and Wales to study in (The Complete University Guide).



A map of the UK showing Bath's location, London and the major airportsBath’s location makes it easy to get where you want to be. Bristol Airport (serving over 100 destinations) is under 20 miles away.

Bath Spa train station is on a main rail line, offering easy travel to London (90 minutes) and Bristol (about 15 minutes).

We have a reliable bus service, great for getting to the city centre and surrounding areas.

We’re also cycle friendly. If you can get up the hill to the University, you’ll find great shower and storage facilities.

Sport, culture and standard of living

Quality of life is good here. When you get a break from studying you’ll enjoy a strong international cultural sector. Bath is a centre for tourism, with plenty to see and do. We’re also close to areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Bath’s a leading centre for sport too. You’ll have access to the University’s £30 million Sports Training Village.

In the above video students from Malaysia talk about their experience of studying with us.

A look around Bath and the University

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Graduate in historic surroundings

You and your family will love your graduation ceremony. Celebrate your success and hard work at the historic Assembly Rooms.