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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.
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. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated the majority of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Research project opportunities
We have funded and self-funded studentships available all year round. Browse our PhD project titles to find out more.
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 also offer four-year, full-time research degrees with our EPSRC-funded Centres for Doctoral Training.
Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)
- Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
- Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Informatics: Science & Engineering (WISE) (joint with the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff, and Exeter)
- Centre for Doctoral Training in Catalysis (joint with the Universities of Brisol and Cardiff)
Our CDTs bring students together from a range of disciplines for a complete and fulfilling PhD experience. There are many benefits in choosing to study with a CDT that you won't get from the traditional PhD route, including:
- bespoke training and development in technical and research skills
- access to build networks and form collaborative relationships with partner institutions and industry worldwide
- transferable skills and industrial knowledge sought by employers
How to apply
You can visit our Graduate School page to for more information on how you can apply for one of our research degrees. Or you can contact the head of the research centre that deals with your area of study.
All research students can 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.
View our research graduates career destinations.