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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

Find out more about what we offer and how to contact us.

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
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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.

Find out how we use your feedback to improve our provision
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Develop your researcher skills

Researcher development is not only important for your career development, but it is also a requirement of doctoral study. Current students can access so many development opportunities to develop your skills and get involved with your research community.

  • You can access free training and online resources through our online portal MyDoctoralDevelopment.
  • There's opportunities for to present at research seminars and facilitate networking sessions.
  • There's opportunities to meet other doctoral students and expand your networks.
  • There's opportunities for you develop your skills and take part in our annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
Develop your skills through MyDoctoralDevelopment
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Doctoral news

Find out more about the latest events and activities from our research students and staff.

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 by phone or email during office hours. You can also visit us in person at selected times.

Find out more about contacting the Doctoral College.