Bath Spa is one of the first major ‘teaching-led’ universities. This means that we place the highest possible emphasis on teaching quality for both postgraduate and undergraduate students, and we put the student at the very centre of our activities.
Our staff are passionate about their subjects, and their aim is to deliver excellent teaching to enthusiastic students who are committed to achieving their academic potential. Considerable emphasis is placed on developing innovative methods of teaching and assessment, and you will find that the academic environment is supportive and friendly.
We have been designated a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the creative industries, having won a bid in a major competitive programme of funding in 2005. This has enabled significant investment in our resources and facilities for students across the Schools of Music and Performing Arts, School of Humanities and Cultural Industries and Bath School of Art and Design. Through the development of innovative learning and teaching combined with strengthened links with key employers and industry partners, our Centre will support new models of education and enhance the employability of all students at Bath Spa University.
Bath Spa University offers pre-degree study, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees in a wide range of programmes. We are a teaching-led university with an emphasis on teaching of the highest quality. In each of our Schools of study there are programmes with outstanding results in sector-wide quality assurance processes.
The University has achieved exceptionally high rankings in national newspaper league tables. Its popularity is growing each year, and in the past five years it has achieved a 40% increase in undergraduate applications. With around 7,000 students the University is small enough for students to benefit from a supportive and friendly study environment, but large enough to provide excellent facilities and resources. Its campuses are superb.