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Improve your employability with one of our master's degrees

Develop your skills and stand out with degrees created with industry input that give you access to professional and practical experience

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Your future matters to us

From preserving our historic architecture to exploring the future of vehicles, our master's courses cover the breadth and depth of engineering and design disciplines.


Underlying our specialist degrees is the common theme of providing a study experience that gives you the skills and knowledge valuable to employers. We've worked with industry to develop our courses to meet the needs of the engineering sector now and for the future. And they are delivered by academics with a wealth of expertise and experience to teach and support you through your MSc.

As well as learning the technical and practical elements of your course, it's also important to us you develop the transferable skills you expect to find in professionals. This is why we integrate project work into our degrees so you get experience of project management and teamwork to grow your communication and leadership skills. And this also means you'll learn the skills needed to work in a wide range of sectors and not just engineering.

Get professional insight and experience while you study for your MSc

Because we work closely with industry, we try to incorporate chances to engage with them in different ways depending on which course you study. These include placements, guest lectures, industrial mentors, and project work with industrial partners.


Placements

Our MSc Modern Building Design and MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems include 3-6 month placements taken after your second semester.

How do they benefit you?

  • our good industry links give you access to a range of placement providers
  • you have the option to base your dissertation on a project with your placement company
  • a placement can help reassure your future employers of your professional experience
  • it is an opportunity to build relationships in industry

Practice Track

The unique Practice Track is an optional company-sponsored group project that can be taken in place of a dissertation on our MSc Engineering Business Management.

How do they benefit you?

  • you'll have the opportunity to be mentored by experienced industrial leaders
  • you'll work on a real engineering or technology management challenge in multidisciplinary teams
  • you'll apply the knowledge and behaviour-based skills you have learnt during your studies

Projects1

How do they benefit you?

  • on our MSc Civil Engineering: Innovative Structural Materials, you'll have access to our BRE CICM research centre facilities through an academic supervisor on your dissertation
  • you could carry out a research project with UNESCO on our MSc Environmental Engineering
  • on our MSc Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design, you could work on a design project with input from BuroHappold spin-off company 3Adapt
  • our MSc Conservation of Historic Building includes site visits to see how conservation projects are managed in real-time

MSc Modern Building Design professional placement


A three-month professional placement is an opportunity for you to learn from our industrial partners. We have links with a large number and variety of organisations offering placements both in the UK and further afield.

MSc Engineering Business Management Practice Track


The Practice Track is an alternative to the traditional dissertation. This summer group project gives you the chance to work in teams to solve a real business problem for one of our corporate partners. It gives you experience of running team projects and of creating and managing a brief. You’ll also get training in project and client management, and presentation skills.

An MSc student writing in a textbook outside
‘Through my MSc studies in Bath I developed a deep appreciation for conservation principles, and I got a thorough understanding of conservation techniques used in the UK. Also, I got introduced to the company I now work for.’
Iasonas Bakas MSc Conservation of Historic Buildings Alumnus (2017)

Postgraduate virtual experience


We're unable to welcome you to campus right now, but in the meantime you can visit our postgraduate virtual experience page to get to know our courses, campus and students online. You can find out what it's like to study a master's at Bath, and join us at online events where our staff and current students can answer your questions.

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Ask our academics and students questions


Find out what it is like to study at Bath wherever you are. We hold virtual open days and other online events several times a year to help you experience the University without coming to campus. Chat live with current postgraduate students who will answer your questions and tell you about their experience of living and studying here.

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Our postgraduate degrees

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1 Please note that project briefs continuously change as we try to link these to current scenarios taking place in the industry. The project work experiences listed here, as well as access to facilities and equipment, are dependent on the health and safety circumstances of any given year and refurbishment/upgrade works that may need to be carried out.