University of Bath retains top ten position in national rankings

Bath remains first in the UK for Marketing, and is ranked second for Architectur

Bath remains first in the UK for Marketing, and is ranked second for Architecture in the Complete University Guide 2022.

The University has been ranked tenth in the Complete University Guide.

  • Last updated on Monday 9 August 2021

For the second year running, the University of Bath is in the top ten for this year’s Complete University Guide 2022 . It it ranked tenth in the national rankings and is also the number one university in the South West for the fifth year running.

Bath has been ranked in the top ten for 17 subjects, being named first in the country for Marketing, second for Architecture and third for Sociology, Sport Science and Manufacturing & Production Engineering.

Bath was listed in the top 10 for the following subjects by the Complete University Guide:

  • Architecture (2nd)
  • Manufacturing & Production Engineering (3rd)
  • Sport Science (3rd)
  • Social Policy (4th)
  • Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering (5th)
  • Business & Management Studies (5th)
  • Accounting & Finance (6th)
  • Civil Engineering (6th)
  • Mechanical Engineering (6th)
  • Chemical Engineering (9th)
  • Social Work (9th)
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology (10th)

Bath was also ranked sixth for Graduate Prospects, using a newly created metric that combines graduate outcomes (ranked 6th) with a measure of whether graduates are ’on track’ with their career plans (ranked 3rd).

The Complete University Guide is based on 10 measures: Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Graduate Prospects - outcomes, Graduate Prospects - on track, Student-Staff Ratio, Spending on Academic Services, Spending on Student Facilities and Completion. It includes 130 institutions.

Bath was also named the world’s 166th best university in the QS World University Rankings 2022 , moving up seven places from its joint-173rd position last year.

Professor Ian White DL FREng, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bath, said: "It is extremely pleasing to continue our record of strong performance with the latest edition of the Complete University Guide, and to be placed within the top ten of the three major UK university rankings.

"It is also very heartening to see evidence of our growing international reputation and profile, shown in our improved position in this year’s QS World University Rankings. Both of these achievements are the result of the sincere efforts of many people across our whole University community, for which we should feel very proud."

Bath is rated highly in several rankings and reputational measures , including 6th in The Guardian University Guide, and 9th in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

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