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Master's in Social & Policy Sciences as an international student

Find out more about our master's courses from the Department of Social & Policy Science, and what it's like to study as an international student at Bath.

Which course is right for me?

View our courses to find out which one might be right for you.


MSc International Development

For graduates aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professionals wishing to deepen their knowledge and critical thinking around global challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict, sustainability and social justice.

MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development

A part-time, distance learning course that can be studied from wherever you are in the world. This course focusses on core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challenges.

MSc Public Policy

A part-time, distance learning course that can be studied from wherever you are in the world. Designed with working professionals in mind, study how public policy is made, what shapes it and how you can make a difference in diverse contexts.

Come and study in a UNESCO World Heritage City


Originally founded by the Romans, the city of Bath is now home to some of the most beautiful Georgian architecture in the country. The city attracts many tourists each year, who come to visit the thermal baths, or sit picnicking at the Royal Crescent.

Just a short walk away from the centre of the city, perched on top of a hill, sits our campus, with beautiful views across the city.

Bath has also been voted as one of the safest cities in England and Wales!

Whether you decide to live in campus accommodation or within the city itself, you are never far away from what Bath has to offer.

Living in Bath as a student
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We have a strong reputation


Highly ranked in independent league tables, we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace.

University Rankings and Reputation
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Employability is a key focus for us


We know that graduate prospects are really important to our students, and we want to do all we can to support you in securing the career you want.

Alongside your studies, we offer a number of courses, workshops and resources designed to help you build key skills in the areas you desire.

We also have a dedicated Careers Service which can offer advice on your career plan and help you get in contact with employers.

Make yourself employable
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Funding your studies


We know that funding is often a key consideration for students joining us from across the world. We have specific funding available for international students which you could benefit from. Discover what funding options might be available to you.

Postgraduate funding
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Talk to our academics and student ambassadors

Register for a virtual open day If you have any questions about studying in Bath, you can talk to us at a virtual open day.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our courses, you can contact our admissions team.