- 1 PhDs
- 7000 Students
- Public Institution Type
The University builds on a proud heritage, and started over 160 years ago as the Bath School of Art. It enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading art schools in the country, and some of Britainís best known artists, including Walter Sickert and Howard Hodgkin, studied and taught at what was to become the Bath School of Art and Design.
Bath Spa University is proud of the quality and standards of all its courses. Our system for making sure that we perform as we intend, and meet the needs of our students, our curriculum, and those who support us with public funds relies on internal procedures that operate on annual and periodic (usually six-yearly) cycles. We assure ourselves about the quality and standards of our programmes, and about the procedures and arrangements for quality assurance themselves, by asking our students, and by systems of peer review, involving internal judgements by staff, and external judgements by academics and professionals we invite to be external examiners, or participants in our periodic review processes.
Bath Spa is an ambitious, enterprising and supportive university community united through creativity. Our research strengths and expertise are focused around the University's themes of enterprise, culture and creativity.
As a 'teaching-led' university we put a lot of effort into helping you get the most from your studies. You'll expect first rate lecturers, but you'll also get modern, well equipped libraries and IT suites; innovative teaching methods; the chance to study abroad - and much more!
If you're interested in studying at Bath Spa University, there is a fantastic range of accommodation available. Whether you're interested in applying for a place in our halls of residence, or want to look into other accommodation options, we can offer you the support you need.
Each campus has a library with stock that reflects the courses that are taught there. At Bath School of Art and Design, the University invested in equipping a central new library facility which opened at Sion Hill in 2009. Here you can seek creative inspiration from a wealth of specialist books and journals as well as collections of exhibition catalogues, images and DVDs.
There are several hundred networked computers for students to use, many in open access rooms which are available in the evenings and at weekends as well during the day. You can use these computers for word-processing, spreadsheets, database work, email and access to the Internet. And youíll find user-friendly online help pages covering all aspects of IT at the University.
Bath Spa University has two main campuses; Newton Park and Sion Hill. Newton Park is situated just outside the city centre and is our main campus for undergraduate courses. Sion hill sits in the centre of the city and is home to Art and Design courses.We also have a Postgraduate Centre at Corsham Court where much of our postgraduate study and research takes place as well as a number of other teaching sites.
The Students' Union plays a key role in making sure that students get the most out of their social and sporting life. There are 20 active sports teams of which 12 compete in BUCS - British University and College Sport at various levels and in different leagues. These teams include football, rugby, hockey, badminton, netball and American football. The teams play either mixed or as individual sexes, and all standards are welcome to join in.
The Students' Union forms the hub of social activity on campus. The SU has a 30 station fitness gym, and there are sports pitches on-site for rugby, football and hockey. Many of the University's sports clubs are affiliated with local clubs in the community (a good way of getting to know the locals). Sports clubs are open to all students and there are 12 teams competing regularly.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.