Current postgraduate researchCurrent students, their topics and supervisors.
How do I apply?
Contact the head of the research centre that deals with your area of study.
For information about applying for funding visit our scholarships and bursaries page.
“The department has a vibrant research culture and offers immense opportunities for personal development. Coming to Bath for a postgraduate research degree was the best decision I have ever made.”
— Nuno Bimbo, PhD student
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386447
We carry out advanced research in many areas of chemical, biochemical and biomedical engineering.
Areas of interest include:
- Stem cell research
- Drug delivery
- Hydrogen production and storage
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Membrane separation processes
- Water treatment.
We are funded by research councils, the Department for Trade and Industry, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the British Council, the EU, government research agencies and industry.
Types of research degree
We offer two types of research degree. A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) typically takes two years full-time or four years part-time. A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) typically takes three years full-time or five years part-time.
We have also established the Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Sustainable Chemical Technologies, an innovative four-year doctoral programme that focuses on sustainability. We offer at least ten fully-funded PhD places in the DTC each year.
Why choose us?
We provide a high-quality, stimulating and supportive environment for researchers. We are based in a World Heritage city.
Our international reputation for research makes Bath an ideal place to pursue a research degree, whether you want an academic career or to work in industry. We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries.
All research students attend skills training courses on a variety of subjects, including:
- Creative thinking and problem solving
- Speed reading
- Making presentations
- Communications skills
- Research in a commercial environment
- Project management.
You will also have the chance to earn money by undertaking part-time teaching in the department.