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Working with the Faculty of Science

Benefit from world-leading experts and cutting-edge facilities. From consultancy to placements, see how you can work with our staff, students and researchers.

Our Faculty of Science has teams at the forefront of research and offers exciting opportunities for collaboration. Whether you're looking to gain access to our unique research facilities, work with academic staff to collaborate on research projects, or can provide student opportunities and highlight your commitment to nurturing talent, we can help.

As well as providing a route to working with our university-based experts, we're a member of the GW4 University partnership, an alliance of four of the most research-intensive and innovative universities in the UK alongside Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.

Collaboration is at the heart of research, and together we can develop outstanding projects, tackling global problems.

Work with our students


Placements are the biggest single way for organisations and businesses to get involved. With obvious benefits for students, they also bring new resource to your business or organisation. They usually start in June, July or August and last up to 12 months.


Many extremely talented undergraduate and postgraduate students are limited by a lack of funding for their fees and living expenses. If you are able to assist these students by providing funding for them please contact the Advancement Office.

Other ways to engage with students

As well as formal placements, we want to hear from professionals willing to engage with students and their studies. From one-off short lectures to running regular workshops, contact our Faculty Coordinator to discuss opportunities or arrange a visit.

Become a placement provider
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Work with our research teams

Specialist facilities, labs and equipment

We have the latest technologies and equipment used in research and industry to support your needs.

Make use of our state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary research facilities, available for testing and analysing research with expert support from University staff.

See our research facilities
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Work with our staff

Expert advice

Our academics have wide ranging experience to help your business.

We can offer a range of services from paid research to consultancy. This could be to develop existing products or create new ones. Here are some specific suggestions of ways we could work with you:

  • technical and environmental assessment of alternative technologies
  • written reports and critical literature reviews
  • designing and constructing experimental apparatus
  • developing mathematical models and simulations
  • technical courses and workshops

If you have a specific research proposal in mind or just want to talk about the possibilities, please get in touch with our Faculty Coordinator.

To help with the costs, your project may be eligible for funding as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.

Explore Knowledge Transfer Partnerships at Bath
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Develop your staff

Upskill your workforce with degree apprenticeships, combining on-the-job training with academic study.

Our degree apprenticeships offer employees the opportunity to gain postgraduate-level skills that can be applied and embedded in their day job, bringing new knowledge and problem solving skills into the heart of your business.

To minimise disruption, our day-release programme allows apprentices to study online through blended learning, using our virtual learning environment. Apprentices will spend seven days on campus, spread throughout their apprenticeship, getting to know staff and others in their cohort, while enjoying the flexibility of online learning outside of these days. They will also gain access to academic and wellbeing support, specialist services and University resources during their study.

Current programmes

Centred on the industrial application of computing, our digital and technology solution specialist degree apprenticeship gives apprenticeships a sound foundation in practical and theoretical computation and how it applies in real-life settings.

For more information about programme content, eligibility and entry requirements, contact the Head of Product and Business Development.

Case studies

Read some of our recent examples of successful research collaborations with industry.


Hear from some of our industry partners and past collaborators.

  • "Raydiance has already garnered interest from commercial, academic and government customers as a result of the initial ‘beam delivery fibre’ demonstrations." - Dr Michael M. Mielke, Chief Scientist, Raydiance Inc.

  • "A good working relationship between scientists and clinicians is fundamental in helping the translation from scientific concept to bedside application." - Dr Amber Young, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, South West UK Children’s Burn Centre.

  • "As a result of both the inventions acquired from the University of Bath, and the subsequent development of the technologies, Vectura has become a high-value company recognised for innovation." - Anne Hyland, Chief Financial Officer, Vectura.

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