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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.

About us

On this page you can find out more about what we offer


Apply for doctoral study


If you're interested in applying for doctoral study at the University of Bath, our Admissions team are here to help you with enquiries, support you through your application, and give information about studentships. Find out about our:

  • programmes of study
  • Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training
  • funding for postgraduate research
  • how to apply for doctoral study

You can also experience the University at our next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate research
A group of University of Bath doctoral students at their graduation ceremony

Find support for doctoral students and supervisors


We understand that doing a research degree is a significant undertaking and can be challenging. We have a range of support for students, supervisors and staff who work with them. For example:

Find out how we use your feedback to improve our provision
A group of students talking

Make the most of your doctoral experience


Events and activities from the Doctoral College

Develop your researcher skills


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.

Find out more about professional development
3MT Winner and the four judges

Doctoral news

Read more about the latest events and news from our Doctoral students


About the University

We're highly ranked in independent league tables for overall performance, research excellence, student satisfaction and graduate employment.

Contact us

You can contact someone in the Doctoral College during office hours. In the current restrictions we are working remotely and can be contacted by email, or by phone or video call through MS Teams on our usual numbers.