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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.

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.

Find your master's degree

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

The economic landscape is uncertain; 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 interest 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.

We’ve identified how best to deliver a high-quality blended learning experience within any social distancing restrictions which may be in place. We are not planning to provide in-person large group teaching and lectures, instead delivering content online so that you can access this when it fits best with your schedule.

Master’s webinar series

We run webinars throughout the year focusing on different aspects of postgraduate study at Bath. Each session consists of a 30-minute webinar or panel discussion on a specific theme with plenty of time for you to put your questions to our students and staff.

Book your place on a webinar
Student expert panel on virtual open day

Postgraduate loans

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

The loan you can apply for and the amount you can get depends on where you normally live and whether you're studying for a master's degree or PhD. Contact your relevant student loans awarding agency for more advice and support about loans you can apply for.

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 as one of the safest university cities3 in the UK.

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

The impact of COVID-19 on your student experience

We are working towards delivery of a high-quality student experience for all our students.

At the University of Bath, we aim to offer you the best possible learning experience in an ever-changing world. During the 2020/21 academic year, we are delivering an inspiring blended learning experience to our students which combines both in-person and online learning activities. This is the Bath Blend.

Looking ahead to 2021 entry and beyond, it is our hope that the impact of COVID-19 on our lives will have significantly lessened. We are determined to build on what we have learnt through the challenges of this crisis to offer yet better teaching and learning opportunities for the benefit of our students in the coming months and years.

By reviewing our provision and listening to current and prospective students, we will be aiming to build on the enhancements and innovations we have made, delivering engaging teaching and inspiring learning experiences that are also accessible remotely, giving you both choice and flexibility.

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 2020 based on undergraduate responses.
  2. Ranked 4th overall out of 122 in the THE Student Experience Survey 2018.
  3. Ranked 2nd safest city in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2020.
  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.