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Study for a master's degree at Bath

Join a world-leading university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.

We will help you succeed with your master’s degree whether you want to enhance your career prospects or further your subject expertise.

Find your master's degree

We offer a wide range of degrees to suit your circumstances, including full-time, part-time, and online courses.

Studying for a master’s degree could be an option to help you change direction, deepen your knowledge of a subject, and enhance your employability for the future.

Your postgraduate degree will allow you to specialise in an area that matches your interests and your career ambitions. You can choose to build on your knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies or to study something different. Our subjects include engineering, design, humanities, social sciences, management, and science.

Why Bath?

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.

Master’s webinar series and live chats

Connect with us and get the information you need about postgraduate study at Bath.

We run webinars and live chats throughout the year focusing on different aspects of postgraduate study at Bath.

Join us to find out more about the University and to put your questions to our students and staff.

Taught postgraduate scholarships and loans

You may be eligible for a taught postgraduate scholarship or loan to help you study for a master's degree.

Taught postgraduate scholarships

You can apply for a scholarship to help cover your tuition fees and living costs during your master's studies.

The scholarships you can apply for depend on your chosen course, your nationality, and your academic achievements.

Postgraduate master's loans

If you're a UK student, you can apply for a loan to help cover the cost of master's study.

The loan you can apply for and the amount you get depends on where in the UK you normally live. You can contact your relevant student loans awarding agency for more information about loans.

Prepare for the future

We can help you develop the skills to help you succeed in your studies and career.

Our academic and employability skills workshops can give you a competitive edge in a particularly challenging job market.

You’ll have access to more than 200 free workshops each year focusing on personal, academic and employability skills development, including:

  • academic writing tutorials and drop-in sessions
  • practical skills like interview techniques and CV writing

If English is not your first language, we offer pre-sessional courses to help you improve your English and adjust to the academic culture in the UK.

You’ll also have access to our Careers Service where you can get information, advice and guidance. The dedicated team can help you plan your career path and contact potential employers.

A group of students working together

Make the most of your Bath experience

Choose Bath and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore your interests and make friends while studying, whether you choose to join societies and sports clubs, take art classes or become a volunteer.

We're rated in the top five for student experience2 and were awarded the title of Sports University of the Year in 2018.

Studying here, you'll have access to our:

Explore your interests and make friends
Students doing a Spin class at the Sports Training Village

Living in Bath

Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the South West of England, Bath is a vibrant, friendly city with a rich history.

The University is within easy reach of the city and there's always plenty to see and do in Bath, from famous tourist attractions to a year-round programme of cultural festivals. If you like to shop there’s a range of big-name and independent shops. You'll also discover a varied and cosmopolitan choice of bars, pubs and restaurants.

The Gothic abbey, stunning Georgian architecture and Roman Baths, which give the city its name, have led to Bath becoming the only city in England to have UNESCO World Heritage status. It is ranked the safest university city3 in England and Wales.

With Bristol only 12 minutes4 away by train and London just one hour and 20 minutes5 away, choosing to live and study at Bath puts you in the right place to get the most out of your time at university.

Find out where we are
The city of the Bath from a distance

Future academic years

Building on what we have learnt through the COVID-19 pandemic to enhance teaching and learning opportunities.

By the next academic year, we hope COVID-19 will have much less impact on all our lives. As ever, our aim is to offer you the best possible learning experience in an ever-changing world.

We have built on the enhancements and innovations we have made during the pandemic. We will continue to deliver engaging teaching and inspiring learning resources that are also accessible remotely, giving you both choice and flexibility.

The information about courses starting in the 2022/23 academic year may be subject to change. Before you apply for a course, please check the website for the most recent course details.

If you apply to study a master's course, we'll tell you about significant changes to the advertised information.

Master's at Bath

Watch this video to find out more about what it’s like to study for a Master’s degree at Bath.

Find out more about living and studying at Bath

Explore the University at a postgraduate event

Contact us

If you have any questions about coming to Bath, please contact us.

  1. According to the National Student Survey 2021 based on undergraduate responses.
  2. Ranked 4th overall out of 122 in the THE Student Experience Survey 2018.
  3. Ranked number one safest city in England and Wales by the Complete University Guide in 2022.
  4. Figure from National Rail and based on shortest journey time from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads.
  5. Figure from National Rail and based on shortest journey time from Bath Spa to London Paddington.