The University of Bath is a leading UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence. We are ranked the 5th best university in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018
, and were awarded Gold status in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework
The University of Bath’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is a leading institute of public policy research in the UK. We undertake and enable policy-relevant research to make an impact, especially through building links with the worlds of policy and practice as well as by increasing public understanding of policy research. We deliver activities for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to enable two-way learning and original contributions to both research and practice.
The Department of Social and Policy Sciences has a reputation for the excellence of its research across a range of development and public policy topics including insecurity and conflict, wellbeing and human development, global political economy, the environment, childhood and youth, and gender.
Ranked in the top 50 in the world for Development Studies in the QS World rankings 2017
, it’s academic staff have an enviable reputation as influential advisors and consultants to governments, parliaments and transnational governmental organisations in a range of countries and regions.
The University of Bath is located in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, UK. The city was established as a Roman spa town and is famous for its spectacular Georgian architecture.