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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're graduating from the University of Bath in December 2020 or finished your studies in the 2020/21 academic year, you may be eligible for 20% off your postgraduate tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Progression Award.

Alumni discount

If you graduated before December 2020, 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.

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:

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:

We consider all applications on a case-by-case basis so, if you can demonstrate other applicable skills specified in the course entry requirements, you can apply to study for an MSc in:

If you have any undergraduate degree, you can apply for our MSc in Computer Science if you can demonstrate evidence of relevant quantitative skills.

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.


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 PGT Admissions team.

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