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International Students

The Academic Skills Centre gives you free access to classes to help support your studies.

You can get help and support from the Student Immigration Service.



Whether you are in need of advice or practical help, we offer a range of services to support you. You can access most of these services through our new Student Services Centre.

Skills training

Research skills

Researching the information you need is a key study skill. The Library can provide you with the information skills you need. They offer a range of training courses and tutorials.

For research students we have a dedicated Researcher Development Unit that runs a comprehensive programme of free skills development courses designed specifically for researchers on topics such as:

  • communication skills
  • research management
  • information skills
  • career management.

If you are away from campus, you can also access online training courses, specifically designed to support our research students.

Research ethics

We have an Ethics Committee. Each department has a Research Ethics Committee which considers the ethical implications of research proposals.  There is also a PGSkills course on ethical research practice.

Maths and statistics help

If you need extra help with statistics or maths, the MASH maths resource centre can help you by providing one-to-one support.

Language skills

Postgraduates at Bath are entitled to free foreign language lessons at the Foreign Language Centre, which offers a wide range of languages at different levels.

Our Academic Skills Centre is also there to help you to develop your English language skills both verbally and in writing.

Advice and representation

Advice and Representation Centre

The Advice and Representation Centre within the Students' Union has some useful guides, including presentation advice.

Student representatives

Student academic representatives are elected by students on each programme to represent their views, providing a two-way channel of communication between staff and students about all aspects of our programmes of study and the student experience.  Postgraduates are also represented by the Postgraduate Association.

The Research Students Committee represents postgraduate researchers, monitors the training and progress of postgraduates, and sets standards for postgraduate research.

The University Independent Advisor for Postgraduate Research Students deals confidentially with problems around postgraduate supervision.