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Continue your studies at Bath with a master's or PhD

You can deepen your knowledge of your subject or learn something entirely new by continuing your studies to postgraduate level at Bath.

Get a discount on your fees

University of Bath alumni are eligible for a discount of up to 20% on postgraduate course fees.


Postgraduate Progression Award

If you graduated from the University of Bath in December 2019 or finished your studies in the 2019/20 academic year, you may be eligible for 20% off your postgraduate tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Progression Award.

Alumni discount

If you graduated before December 2019, you may be eligible for our 10% alumni discount to study a postgraduate course at Bath.

To be eligible you must:

  • have graduated from the University of Bath with an honours degree or equivalent
  • be self-financing your postgraduate course

Find out more about the alumni discount.

Studying at Bath in September 2020

We understand that you may have some concerns about attending university while the restrictions imposed by the government to combat the coronavirus outbreak are in place.

Our teams have been working extremely hard, planning for different scenarios depending on evolving guidance from government, in order to offer you the best possible options at the start of the next term.

Read the latest update about our plans for the 2020/21 academic year.

Study for a master's at Bath

Expand on the knowledge and skills you've already developed or try something new in an environment you're familiar with.


Take your knowledge a step further

If you have a passion for your subject and want to know more or specialise in a particular area, a master's course is a great opportunity to gain expertise and enhance your career prospects.

Depending on your undergraduate course, you may be able to progress to a related master’s course at Bath. For example, students who did the undergraduate course:

  • BEng Electronic Systems Engineering have gone on study MSc Engineering Business at postgraduate level
  • BSc Politics and International Relations have gone on study MA International Security at postgraduate level
  • BSc Psychology have gone on study MSc Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour at postgraduate level
  • BSc Chemistry have gone on study MSc Drug Discovery at postgraduate level
  • BSc Accounting and Finance have gone on study MSc Finance with Banking at postgraduate level

Change direction

You also have the option of studying something entirely new at postgraduate level. Some of our master's courses accept students with alternative undergraduate degrees, as long as you have the skills required to succeed.

For example, if you studied the undergraduate course:

  • BSc Sport, Management and Coaching, you may be able to study MSc Management
  • BSc Economics and Maths, you may be able to study MSc Data Science
  • BSc Computer Science, you may be able to study MSc Innovation and Technology Management

If you're interested in studying for an MSc in Management or Computer Science, you can apply with an undergraduate degree in any subject, as long as you can demonstrate any other applicable skills specified in the course entry requirements.

Change the world with your research

Take the knowledge you've gained at undergraduate level and use it to conduct research that will have a real-world impact.


If you’re already familiar with the academic and research staff at Bath and the facilities available to doctoral students, you'll be in a great position to take on a research degree.

Join our community of researchers at the Doctoral College and get involved in studies that will help shape our local communities and the world. Research conducted at Bath has made a real impact across medical and environmental sectors.

Get your postgraduate qualification online

Study from home with a Bath distance learning or online postgraduate course.


If you want to continue your study with the University but have plans to move from Bath after finishing your undergraduate course, you may find our online and distance learning master’s courses provide what you are looking for.

With the benefit of our virtual-classroom technology, you can study for your master’s around other work and lifestyle commitments, with support from staff and a department you’re already familiar with.

Distance learning courses

You can apply to study:

Online courses

You can apply to study:

Funding your master’s or PhD

You have a number of options when looking for ways to fund further study. Find out about the funding available to master’s and PhD students at Bath.



Events

Find out about postgraduate study at Bath at one of our events.


We run a variety of events to show you what it's like to live in Bath and study for a postgraduate degree.

Student Tamsyn Hawken
‘During my time at Bath, both the University and my Department have been extremely supportive of me personally and academically.’
Tamsyn Hawken PhD in Health Psychology

Making decisions about your future

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Contact us

If you have any questions about studying for a master’s at Bath, contact the Central Postgraduate Taught Admissions team.

If you’d like to discuss studying for a PhD, contact the Doctoral College Recruitment and Admissions team.