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Part-time work

You can help fund your studies with part-time work. There are lots of opportunities to find work in and around Bath.

We require payment of tuition fees on an annual basis for most programmes of study. For the most up-to-date information about fees check the relevant fee schedule: 

How to pay

We would prefer you to pay by Direct Debit, but other payment methods are available.

You will be expected to pay at least half of the annual tuition fee due when you register, with the other half payable later in the year.

Bench fees for research degrees

If you are a postgraduate research student you may also be charged a Training Support Fee (TSF). Details of this charge are specified in your offer letter and when you accept your offer of a place you accept the TSF in addition to your programme tuition fee.

Training Support Fees are sometimes called bench fees at other universities and although the titles may vary, they are all designed to provide funding to the department allocated to assist the research project, and therefore to assist the student in their studies and in completing their PhD.

The grant can cover a wide variety of research-related items/activities – including project costs, incidental costs of research training, travel and conference attendance, laboratory consumables, printing, photocopying, books and laptops (where these are essential in order to carry out the research).

How they are used will depend on your particular research project and you will be able to discuss this in detail with your supervisor at the University. Please note that neither you nor any sponsor owns any equipment purchased with a TSF. Full title to such goods remains with the University.

Alumni discount

If you have graduated with an Honours degree or equivalent from the University of Bath, then we can offer you a 10% tuition fee discount for your programme of postgraduate study with us, provided you meet the terms and conditions of this scheme.