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.
Our excellent research is novel and crosses disciplines; we value both making and the links between thinking and doing. We welcome the diversity of our students, and their multiple narratives, and we are a place where students change their lives and change the world.
Our Careers team are here to help you plan your future, make the best use of your time as a student and advise you on how to work towards your personal, career goals.
We offer a range of self-catered accommodation options to suit your needs. En-suite bathroom? Central location? We've got you covered.
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.
On Newton Park campus 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.
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.
Our inspiring campuses are steeped in history, balancing beautiful period buildings and breath-taking settings with ultramodern technology and 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.
The Students’ Union is about much more than facilities and summer balls. They ensure that the student voice is listened to and acted upon. They're there to support, develop and entertain you alongside your studies.