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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.

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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.

Study in safety

Bath is a small but busy city, with just under 90,000 residents. With a student population of around 20,000, 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 home in Bath

The University has accommodation options for postgraduate students, mature students and couples. Read more about the accommodation offered by the University.

There are also lots of private housing options in Bath. Get help and advice finding private sector accommodation in and near the city.

Hello Student offer premium student accommodation. Read more about Hello Student’s accommodation options in Bath.

Bath and your family

Bath was recently named the best city in the UK for families. There are many good local schools and childcare options.

The Westwood Nursery is available on campus for children aged between six months and four years old. There is a charge for the nursery and places are limited. Read more about the Westwood Nursery.

TeamBath also offer holiday sporting activities for children.

Find out more about schools, nurseries, childminders, holiday playschemes and places to take your children in Bath.

International students

If you’re on a Tier 4 visa, your family (dependents) may be able to live in the UK with you. Read more about bringing your family with you.


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Bath’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 (about 90 minutes) and Bristol (about 15 minutes).

We have a reliable bus service 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.


Parking on campus is limited. If you are living in private accommodation you will be able to apply for a parking permit. Find out about costs and how to apply.

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 £35 million Sports Training Village.

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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.