University of Bath

Bath | South West England

Sporty City Campus Rural

Ucas code: B16

Overlooking a World Heritage city, our campus features top quality research, library and sporting facilities and some of the most satisfied students in the UK. All our degrees offer placement options, and our great industry connections mean 85% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs.
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What students say about this university

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    • The upside

      Support in terms of academics

      2013, 2nd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      I studied Psychology. I loved it, but yes, it was challenging at times. First year is a joke if you know anything about...

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      2013, 3rd year, Organisational Psychology

      Academic Experience

      I studied Psychology. I loved it, but yes, it was challenging at times. First year is a joke if you know anything about psychology, and second year hits you hard. After that you are basically always in the same class whatever you do - you barely make a jump to a better class. The content is interesting, but choose your extra modules wisely (I was somehow always better in sociology modules than in the actually psychological ones). You write essays - a lot of essays. However, that means you don't get overwhelmed by exams - other courses have many more than you will, which gives you time to properly prepare for them. The feedback is decent, sometimes better, sometimes worse. My dissertation feedback was horrendous - he criticised things missing that were in fact clearly there. That annoyed me. However, some lecturers really put a lot of effort in giving you constructive feedback you can use to get better. Psychology is a young part of the uni so be prepared to be outshined by the facilities of other departments.

      2013, 3rd year, Organisational Psychology

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    • The upside

      Lecturing and teaching. Having previously studied at another Uni and left because of poor lecturing the teaching at Bath was...

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      2012, 2nd year, Political Economics

      The upside

      Lecturing and teaching. Having previously studied at another Uni and left because of poor lecturing the teaching at Bath was brilliant. You get a decent amount of contact and the lecturers are all approachable and helpful. Lots of interesting modules to take too.

      2012, 2nd year, Political Economics

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    • The upside

      Personal tutor system and mentoring scheme

      2012, 3rd year, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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    • Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching each week can be between 17-20 hours and this is made up of mainly lectures, labs and then a few...

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      2013, 1st year, Pure Mathematics

      Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching each week can be between 17-20 hours and this is made up of mainly lectures, labs and then a few tutorials. Some of the inorganic chemistry was a little tedious at times but this was necessary foundation content that is just knowledge to be built on later. The content is quite challenging but the breadth is the more difficult thing, there can at times seem a daunting amount to know. The type of work required is mainly lab reports, essay and long answer exams. The feedback from tutors is quick and subject tutors are always available to contact by email and will readily meet up to provide support - this is extremely helpful.

      2013, 1st year, Pure Mathematics

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    • Facilities

      There are never any computers available. It is next to impossible to find one in the library after 11am. There just aren't...

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      2012, 4th year, Mathematics

      Facilities

      There are never any computers available. It is next to impossible to find one in the library after 11am. There just aren't enough for the size of the campus and, partly because of that, people always get a computer in the morning and just leave their stuff by it all day so they can come back to it when they want it. The sports facilities are good but very expensive compared to other universities. It doesn't seem as though they're subsidised at all. The careers centre is very good with loads of resources and there are loads of employer events and presentations with an online sign-up service that makes it easy to book a place. The buildings are quite nice. There are old bits but they're fine and a lot of buildings have been redone and are very modern and spacious.

      2012, 4th year, Mathematics

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

47%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

59%

MED

Varied union activities

76%

MED

Sporty

92%

HIGH

Creative

45%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Student score 87% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

93%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

15,060

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

18%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

46%

of students are female

Young / Mature

10%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

30%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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