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Applying for a taught postgraduate course

How to apply for our taught postgraduate courses and accept an offer.

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Use our online application form to apply for a taught postgraduate course

Choose a course

Before you apply, read about our taught postgraduate courses and choose the one you'd like to study.

Apply for a course

To apply for a course, you must use the online application form. You will need to create an account before you can start the application process.

On the application form, you will need to give:

  • your personal details
  • the date you plan to start studying
  • your education details
  • proof of your English level if English is not your first language
  • the name and contact details of an academic referee from your current or most recent place of study or a professional referee, if you don't have an academic referee from the last 10 years
  • your personal statement, explaining your reasons for wishing to study the course
  • your supporting information

Supporting information

So we can assess your application and make our decision, you will need to give us all the necessary supporting information, including:

  • a scan of your undergraduate degree certificate and your postgraduate degree certificate, if you have one
  • a scan of your final degree transcript or your most recent transcript if you are still studying
  • an academic reference from your current or most recent place of study, if you have one or a professional reference if you don't have an academic reference available from the last 10 years
  • an up-to-date CV
  • payment of the application fee, if applicable

You can also upload supporting documents through Application Tracker after you have submitted your online application.

International applicants

If you are an international student, you should also give us:

  • your passport details if you need a Student visa
  • an authorised translation of your degree certificate and transcript if they are not in English
  • your English language test certificate, if available

Fee status information

You will also need to provide information about:

  • the country you have lived in for the past three years
  • the country that is your permanent home
  • your immigration status

This information is used to determine your fee status

Disabled students

If you have a disability, impairment or long-term health condition, you can choose to share this information with us in your application. This could include, but is not limited to, specific learning difficulties like dyslexia, mobility or sensory impairments, or mental health conditions.

You can also contact the Disability Advice Team to find out how we can support you at Bath.

Track your application

We'll send you login details for Application Tracker when you've submitted your application.

We aim to make decisions about applications within six weeks of receiving all your supporting information and will tell you whether or not you have been successful through Application Tracker. You can also check the progress of your application there.

We may also contact you for more information or, depending on the course you apply for, to invite you to an interview.

See the important dates you need to know when you apply for a master's.

Accept your offer

If you receive an offer, use Application Tracker to accept or decline as soon as possible.

Paying a deposit

For some courses, you might need to pay a non-refundable deposit when you accept your offer. Your place on the course will not be secure until you've paid your deposit.

You will need to pay your deposit at the same time as you reply to your offer on Application Tracker. Payment can be made via the University's approved payment provider, Flywire, by bank transfer or by the following methods for select locations:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Alipay
  • Union Pay

You must pay your deposit no more than four weeks after you receive your offer letter.

Find out more about deposits for taught postgraduate courses, including how much you need to pay.

Receiving an unconditional offer

If you receive an unconditional offer, you have met all the required academic conditions and we are offering you a place.

Receiving a conditional offer

If you receive a conditional offer, you may not have met all the requirements, but we hope you will be able to do so. These requirements may include English language scores, degree results, satisfactory references or payment of a deposit. You must meet these requirements and submit evidence of them through Application Tracker before you can start your studies.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

When you meet the conditions of your offer, we will contact you and tell you what to do next.

Withdrawing your application

If you change your mind for any reason and no longer want to study at Bath, email to withdraw your application.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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