The main campus is located in a purpose-built development in Claverton Down, two kilometres from the United Nations designated World Heritage City of Bath. The university's major academic strengths are the physical sciences, mathematics and technology, but the University of Bath is becoming increasingly strong in management, humanities and social sciences. In addition, the university is host to a number of UK's top Olympic athletes.
In November 2003, the University of Bath opened the first phase of its massive new sports complex, the English Institute of Sport for South West England. New facilities include eight indoor tennis courts, basketball and netball courts, a large gymnasium; in addition to its existing astroturf football pitches, 50m indoor swimming pool, and atheletics track.
The university is also currently upgrading its existing campus with many new teaching blocks being built; and is also developing a new campus in Oakfield, Swindon which currently offers part-time and community courses.