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University of Bath

University of Bath Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK

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About University of Bath

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research; our welcoming community; and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. We are:

  • Top 10 in all national league tables
  • Ranked 5th for career prospects after 15 months, by the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • Among the top 10% of universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings 2025 at 150th.

Our academic programmes are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving you the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their field.

92% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent (according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021) so your studies will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas across all fields.

Our vibrant campus, and location right on the edge of the city of Bath, offer sporting, social and cultural opportunities. We are one of the safest campus sites in the UK – we were one of the first universities in the country to win a national police approved security award.

Join our friendly, high-achieving community to gain the knowledge, skills and experience you’ll need to thrive in a world of global networks.

Masters courses and research degrees

The University offers a broad range of master’s courses and research degrees. Subjects include engineering, design, humanities, social science, management and science.

We carry out research that makes a difference to society – from developing a sustainable alternative to palm oil, creating a new way of storing vaccines without refrigeration to keeping us safe from cyber threats.

Postgraduate students will benefit from:

  • excellent teaching and research facilities, including laboratories
  • support for your research from internationally recognised supervisors
  • opportunities to enhance your employability via targeted skills training or, for selected programmes, work placement
  • access to our library, open 24/7, working around your studying schedule
  • funding available in many different forms, from studentships offered by our departments and scholarships to career development loans

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarship schemes available with a range of eligibility. Explore all our scholarships.

This is where your journey begins

Applying for a PGT Scholarship at The University of Bath

Learn what it’s like to live and study at Bath as a taught postgraduate student.

Learning experience

Bath offers the highest quality of teaching in outstanding learning facilities, with access to a wide range of skills development opportunities. You will be taught by teaching staff, researchers, and practitioners who are leaders in their fields using their research and industry links to inform course content and teach you the most up-to-date topics.

The delivery of our campus-based courses is mainly through in-person activities on campus, supported by online elements and structured independent study.

The campus

The University’s campus is set on attractive rural grounds overlooking the historic city of Bath. You don’t have to walk far to reach facilities like the Library, postgraduate common rooms, shops, and post office.

In the last decade, we have invested over £450 million in our campus. This includes new accommodation, academic buildings, and sports facilities such as an Olympic legacy swimming pool and a gym and fitness centre across three floors.

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The city

Bath is a lively, friendly, and historic city, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The city is home to global businesses and start-up companies, so you can find local employment opportunities while you study and when you graduate. Bath is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list twice; for its historic architecture and as one of the Great Spas of Europe.

Small enough to explore on foot, you can discover its beautiful stone buildings and the natural hot springs which gave the city its name. Indulge yourself in year-round arts festivals, museums, galleries, and the spa and get involved with the local community with our great volunteering opportunities.

International students

The University has a vibrant international student community. 32% of students come from outside the UK, representing over 147 nationalities.

We know that moving to a new country and experiencing a different culture can be challenging. Here at Bath, our International Student Advice Team can help to settle you in, including an international orientation programme and mentoring scheme to help students relax into life in the UK.

University of Bath alumni occupy positions of influence in many countries and we continue our association with former students long after they have graduated.

Learn more about support available to International students.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Get an insight into what it’s like to study at Bath.

We hold Virtual Open Days several times a year to help prospective students experience the University of Bath.

Our next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day will take place on 13 November 2024.

Chat live with staff and current postgraduate students to find out more about living and studying at Bath. Join our live webinars where you can ask questions directly to both staff and students.

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