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Postgraduate research

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

Doctoral study

Find out about the types of research degrees we offer.

How to apply for doctoral study

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Select a research programme and choose how you want to study. Find a supervisor and develop your own project or choose one of our academic-led projects.

Apply to Bath

Guidance and information about the graduate application process.

Find A PhD

Search for PhD projects at the University of Bath

Funding your studies

Find out if you're eligible for a student loan, bursary or scholarship to help pay for your postgraduate studies.

Postgraduate research tuition fees

Fees for doctoral students doing research degrees, including costs for writing up and training support.

Our university ranking

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

Plan a research visit to the University

If you're a research student at another institution, you can apply to spend six months at Bath and carry out your research using our facilities and expertise.

Visiting Postgraduate Scholars

The Visiting Postgraduate Scholar scheme offers the opportunity for exceptional research students to conduct some of their research in Bath.

Our researchers' stories

Read about the impact our researchers have and find out what they think about being at Bath.

A fascination with chemistry

Dominic Macias

Bath graduate Dominic Macias stayed on campus for research in his third year rather than go on placement and was inspired to stay on for his PhD.

Doctoral College

If you decide to do your research study here you'll be joining a vibrant and diverse community. Find out more about the Doctoral College and what it's like to be a doctoral researcher at Bath.

Doctoral College

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

International students

If you are an international student applying to Bath, find out about visas and other immigration-related information.


Find out which visa type you need, how to apply, and how our Student Immigration Service can help you with your visa questions.

Experience the University

There are lots of ways you can find out what it's like to live and study in Bath. You can get to know our courses, campus, and students through our postgraduate virtual experience, or meet us at an online event.

Virtual campus tour

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Take a virtual tour of our campus, including the student accommodation buildings, teaching rooms, laboratories, and Sports Training Village.

Living and studying in Bath

You'll get a great experience living and studying at Bath. You can explore the south west and enjoy life on campus and in the city. We'll support your academic progress and prepare you for your future career.

Important information

There are some key things that you need to know before you apply for a place at Bath.

About us

The University of Bath was established on Claverton Down in Bath in 1966. It is a campus university in the south west of England, and is only 1 hour and 25 minutes away from London by train. We offer courses in engineering, humanities, management, science and social science

Social Media

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