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Bath Spa University

4.1 out of 5 (16 ratings / 16 reviews) Bath, England, United Kingdom
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.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



In 1852 the Bath School of Art was established after the Great Exhibition, and there begins our long and prestigious history. The School enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading art schools in the country, and some of Britain’s best known artists, including Walter Sickert and Howard Hodgkin, studied and taught at what was to become the Bath School of Art and Design.


At Bath Spa University, we know education - we’ve been inspiring students, teachers and other education professionals since 1946.

We work with fantastic colleges, both in the UK and overseas, so that you can benefit from a broader range of courses, diverse facilities, and specialist staff - no matter which field of study you choose. 


Research themes shape and inform the work of our researchers – including Environmental humanities (art, science, culture and environment), Transnational creativity and education, and Creative and cultural industries.


Your employability is as important to us as it is to you. We’ll be on-hand with professional, friendly careers advice – throughout your degree and after you graduate.

Prepare for a successful future. Within your course and beyond, you'll have access to plenty of opportunities; we can help you with everything careers related, including starting a business, part-time employment, volunteering and placements. 

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Housing services

We offer a range of self-catered accommodation options to suit your needs. En-suite bathroom? Central location? We've got you covered.

Library services

The library provides over 200,000 e-books and 15,000 academic e-journals in addition to print books, journals, music scores, CDs and DVDs.

ICT services

There are open access IT facilities in the computer rooms on the first floor of the Library, as well as in Commons, in the Learning Commons and the Digital Literacy suite.

All of our computers include word-processing, email and access to the internet. Some also have additional programmes such as Adobe Creative Suite.

Medical services

It is important to look after your physical and mental health. We encourage all students to register with a GP surgery when living in Bath. Fairfield Park Health Centre provides the University Medical Service on our Newton Park campus.

Student Life

Campus life

Our inspiring campuses are steeped in history, balancing beautiful period buildings and breath-taking settings with ultramodern technology and facilities.

At the busy heart of the campus is our ultra-modern academic building, Commons. Facilities include open-access, technology-enabled study space; social learning space; bookable group working rooms; a café; and outdoor amphitheatre.

Sports facilities

We cater for a range of sports, so whether you’re looking for somewhere to have a kick about, a new sport to try or a new team to join we’ve got you covered.

Sports teams you could join include: american football, badminton, cheerleading, dodgeball, football, hockey, netball, polo, rugby and squash. Or if you fancy something a little different you could try out pole fitness, fencing, surfing or snow sports.

Student clubs

Based on Newton Park campus, the Students’ Union facilities include The SU Bar and Kitchen, gym and shop. The facilities run on a not-for-profit basis – so you’ll find cheap prices – with any income being put back into the Union to make it better for you.

Student Reviews

My experience at bath spa university in 2019
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I think that the programme was quite easy and very good in the sense that we explored many different programming languages while not focusing much on mathematical skills. I really learned how to study effectively and how to live independently which was very helpful. The course lasted 3 years and has helped me build a portfolio to show to potential employers

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Bath Spa University offers a wide variety of modules where the learning is based on real life practical skills and often setting projects with problem solving for a local organisation or business. The opportunity to get involved with international experiences and attend extra lectures from visiting experts creates a learning experience which is far beyond the course...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Bath Spa University has a gorgeous campus, inspiring scenery, and a creative city right on the doorstep. However, the standard of teaching and practice of the university is shaky at best. It is not an organised institution and trust in the administration is lacking. It's a university where you must work in order to thrive.

Bath, England, United Kingdom

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