Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Study with us

27263-0027Our Faculty offers a diverse range of postgraduate taught and research programmes to students intending to study at the University of Bath.

We are also part of two leading UK Research Council funded Doctoral Training Centres/Partnerships:

Postgraduate study

Our postgraduate degrees are embedded within the Faculty’s broad scholarly culture where work of world-leading quality takes place within and across academic research groups.

When you join our Faculty you will be welcomed into a diverse academic community. We will ensure that your time with us exposes you to, and gives you the opportunity to contribute to, the breadth and richness of our socially significant work.

While studying with us, you will be able to take advantage of our lively campus as well as the beautiful city of Bath.

Advantages of studying with us

Research Skills Training

We provide a programme of research skills training for all our students undertaking an MPhil or PhD. Training sessions include such topics as:

  • data management
  • presentation skills
  • social media
  • time management for researchers
  • writing for publication

There are also research training sessions offered that tackle our faculty specific topics. Students may enrol on these programmes throughout the year.

Graduate Centre

Graduate Centre

The Graduate Centre in 4 West is available just for postgraduate students.


Our postgraduate students are eligible to use the Graduate Centre located in 4 West.

Graduate Centre features:

  • social and informal work areas with soft seating, computers, WiFi, data connection points and a number of electrical sockets for laptops.
  • kitchen area which includes a microwave, fridge, water cooler, and storage space.
  • training and seminar room.
  • offices for the Researcher Careers Advisor and the Postgraduate Skills Training Team.

Lecture series

Our ‘ways of thinking’ lecture series provides students with an insight into key issues within each of the academic disciplines. The lectures are delivered by a range of high profile speakers and take place throughout the year. Due to their popular nature, students must book to attend.

There are also regular departmental seminars that include both internal and external speakers.