Postgraduate research

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

Doctoral study

Find out about the types of research degrees we offer.


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.


Apply to Bath

Guidance and information about the graduate application process.


How to apply for doctoral study

New doctoral students meet Doctoral College staff

Select a research programme and choose how you want to study. Find a supervisor and develop your own proposal or choose one of our academic-led projects.


Find A PhD

Search for PhD projects at the University of Bath


Funding your studies

Find out if you're eligible for a student loan, bursary or scholarship to help pay for your postgraduate studies.



Loans for postgraduate courses

If you are a postgraduate taught or doctoral student starting University in 2018/19 you may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate student loan.


Postgraduate research tuition fees

Fees for doctoral students doing research degrees, including costs for writing up and training support.


Our university ranking

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


Our researchers' stories

Read about the impact our researchers have and find out what they think about being at Bath.



Doctoral College

If you decide to do your research study here you'll be joining a vibrant and diverse community. Find out more about the Doctoral College and what it's like to be a doctoral researcher at Bath.


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.


International students

If you are an international student applying to Bath, find out about visas and fees.


Visas and immigration

Find out whether you need a visa to study at Bath, what type of visa you need and how to apply for it.


Visit the University

Come to an Open Day, take part in a online event or meet us at a location near you.



Living and studying in Bath

You'll get a great experience living and studying at Bath. You can explore the south west and enjoy life on campus and in the city. We'll support your academic progress and prepare you for your future career.




Important information

There are some key things that you need to know before you apply for a place at Bath.


Admissions policy

Our policy on student recruitment, selection and admissions for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study that lead to an award or qualification.

About us

The University of Bath was established on Claverton Down in Bath in 1966. It is a campus university in the south west of England, and is only 1 hour and 25 minutes away from London by train. We offer courses in engineering, humanities, management, science and social science


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