Doctoral College (new)

We support and enrich the experience of our doctoral researchers and play a key role in developing policy and strategy relevant to doctoral study.

Considering doctoral study at Bath

If you decide to do your research study here you'll be joining a vibrant and diverse community. Find out what's on offer, how to secure funding and how to apply.


How to apply for doctoral study

New doctoral students meet Doctoral College staff

Select a research programme and choose how you want to study. Find a supervisor and develop your own proposal or choose one of our academic-led projects.


Types of Doctoral Study

At the University of Bath there are different ways that you can undertake doctoral study. This is a short guide to the available options.


Current doctoral students

Find out about professional development, events, useful information and news


Doctoral Induction

New students at a Welcome Reception

Find information to help you get started as a postgraduate research student at Bath.


Latest news

Keep up to date with the latest news from the Doctoral College


What's going on

Keep up to date and stay connected with our programme of events


Meet our community

Hear about the experiences of our doctoral researchers


"I didn't just get a PhD"

Jon Chouler, Integrated PhD Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Jon Chouler, Phd researcher in the Department for Chemical Engineering, reflects on the all-round experience his PhD has given him so far.

About Us

The Doctoral College supports and enriches the experience of doctoral researchers and plays a key role in developing policy and strategy relevant to doctoral study. We co-ordinate activities to support recruitment to doctoral study programmes, manage student and programme administration, provide a focal point for professional skills development and help students to feel supported, from first enquiry through to graduation, wherever and however they choose to study


10 West, Level 3 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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