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Doctoral College

We support and enrich the experience of our doctoral researchers and play a key role in developing policy and strategy relevant to doctoral study.

Apply for doctoral research

Find out about our programmes of study, funding and how to apply.

Postgraduate research

Study for a postgraduate research degree and join our community of graduates and professionals at Bath's Doctoral College.


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Doctoral Induction

Guidance and information for doctoral students, studying for a PhD, Integrated PhD or Professional Doctorate.

Get Involved

There are many ways for you to get involved with your research community. Sign up to an event, organise one of your own or join our friendly ambassador team.

Latest news

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Guidance and Resources

Information to help research students and members of staff.

Professional development

Gaining transferable skills can enhance your future career prospects. Read about the difference it makes, find out how to get started and book onto a DoctoralSkills course.

Your community

Read about the experiences of our doctoral researchers and staff.


Get advice and support throughout your studies

Support for doctoral students

Doing a research degree is a significant undertaking and can be challenging. Find out how you can access advice and support relevant to your needs.

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Highly ranked in independent league tables, we’re a University that's well-placed to help you succeed.

About Us

We support and enrich the experience of doctoral researchers and play a key role in developing policy and strategy for doctoral study.

We support recruitment to doctoral study programmes, manage student and programme administration, provide professional skills development and help students to feel supported, from enquiry through to graduation, wherever and however they choose to study.

Learn more about our teams.

10 West, Level 3 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

You can contact someone in the Doctoral College during office hours. Get in touch or come and see us in 10 West for advice and support.