Postgraduate students

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Postgraduate study

We are one of the UK's leading universities, with a vibrant and innovative academic community working on a safe, friendly campus.

Postgraduate study options include taught and research programmes that benefit from links with business and industry, academic strength and research excellence.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) guide on steps to postgraduate study is designed to help you with your choices. This is the official, independent guide for anyone considering a taught postgraduate course.

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Graduate Schools

Our programmes are offered through our four Graduate Schools:

Taught programmes

Our taught programmes are designed to meet the needs of individual students and the profession in which they will work.

Students and staff work in partnership with business and industry. This means our graduates enjoy some of the highest rates of employment and starting salaries in the UK.

Research degrees

We are one of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK, with a portfolio of over £100 million and a culture of innovation and discovery.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the excellence of the research carried out at Bath; we were ranked 13th in the research quality ranking of UK universities, excluding specialist institutions.

Funding is available for research degrees through studentships offered in departments.