Doctoral College

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

Apply for doctoral research

Find out about our programmes of study, funding and how to apply.

Postgraduate research

Study for a postgraduate research degree and join our community of graduates and professionals at Bath's Doctoral College.

Meet our community

Read about the experiences of our doctoral researchers and staff.


Doctoral students join us all year round. Find the information you need to help you settle in.

Latest news

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

Bake Your Doctorate Showcase 2018

Bake Your Doctorate Showcase 2018

Over 80 guests came to the 10W Graduate Commons to marvel at the creations of our doctoral students in the inaugural Bake Your Doctorate Showcase.


Get advice and support

Support for doctoral students

Doing a research degree is a significant undertaking and can be challenging. Find out how you can access advice and support relevant to your needs.

Professional development

Gaining transferable skills can enhance your future career prospects. Read about the difference it makes, find out how to get started and book onto a DoctoralSkills course.

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.

Resources for students

Guidance and resources to help you as a doctoral research student.

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.

Doctoral Representation

There are a number of ways for you to share your views and ensure your doctoral experience is the best it can be. Find out how you are represented at Bath.

Resources for staff

Guidance and resources to help staff who support doctoral research students.

Events and training courses.

Find out what's coming up soon.

Our University ranking

Highly ranked in independent league tables, we’re a University that's well-placed to help you succeed.

About Us

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

We support recruitment to doctoral study programmes, manage student and programme administration, provide professional skills development and help students to feel supported, from enquiry through to graduation, wherever and however they choose to study.

Learn more about our teams.

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

Contact us

Get in touch or come and see us in 10 West for advice and support.