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Postgraduate study

The university offers a broad range of master's degrees, including full-time, part-time, and online courses to suit every lifestyle through four faculties:

  • Faculty of Engineering and Design
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • School of Management

Bath's postgraduate degrees allow students to specialise in an area that matches their interest and career ambitions. The academic programmes are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving students the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their field.

Teaching

The teaching at Bath uses a range of methods, including:

  • Lectures and tutorial
  • Laboratory sessions (where relevant)
  • Remote learning videos and activities

During 2020 and 2021 teaching has been adapted to provide a mix of in-person and online learning activities. This is called the Bath Blend and is designed to give students the best possible learning experience wherever they are. Looking ahead to the next academic year and beyond, the university is building on the enhancements it has made through the COVID-19 crisis so that it continues to improve the teaching and learning experience.

Research

The University of Bath carries out research that makes a difference to society - from developing new drugs to cure breast cancer, working with the automotive industry to develop future generations of ultra-low emissions vehicles, to combating modern slavery. Postgraduate students work alongside some of the leading researchers in their field. Strong links with the industry, government, NGOs and policymakers provide unique opportunities for collaborations ensuring Bath postgraduate students' research has an impact far beyond academia.

Facilities

Over the last 10 years, the University of Bath has invested over 450 million in new teaching, accommodation, and sports facilities. At the centre of the campus is the Parade, a wide walkway with access to the library, Students' Union building, and the Post Office, as well as cafes, shops, and bars. From there, students do not have to walk far to reach any of the teaching buildings. The library is open 24 hours a day every day and provides a variety of study spaces for groups and individual work. Students can also use informal study spaces on campus and in the city.

The Students' Union (SU) represents the diversity and inclusivity of students at Bath. It is a registered charity, run by students for students, and is at the heart of everything extra-curricular. Students can join student groups, volunteer, or get their voice heard on issues that matter. Bath is one of only a handful of students' Unions in the country with a dedicated Postgraduate Officer.

The university's arts building, The Edge, opened in 2016 and contains an art gallery, theatres, art and music studios, and a cafe. Here students can view exhibitions and performances. They can also sign up to a variety of creative clubs and societies through the SU.

Sports lovers will be impressed by the university's 35 million Sports Training Village. Home to Team Bath, the village provides access to state-of-the-art sports and fitness facilities, world-leading sports coaches, scientists, and physiotherapists. Facilities include:

  • Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • Gym and fitness centre, expanding over three floors
  • Indoor and outdoor athletics tracks, tennis courts and shooting ranges
  • Multi-purpose sports halls including 12 badminton courts
  • Rugby, football, and hockey pitches
  • 300 square metre judo dojo
  • Fencing salle including eight pistes

Support services

Students have access to support services:

  • The Student Money Advice team offers support and guidance on all aspect of student finance, including hardship funding, budgeting, and practical tips.
  • The Disability Service provides support for students living with any type of physical disability or learning difficulty. The team can help with academic support, finding accessible accommodation, and general day-to-day access or wellbeing issues.
  • The Welfare Service offers friendly, confidential, inclusive, and non-judgemental advice on all wellbeing and welfare issues students might be facing during their time studying at Bath.
  • Counselling and Mental Health Service provides one-on-one, confidential support on a range of mental health issues.
  • There is a range of services for international students to ensure their move is as straight forward as possible, from advice on visa application, collection by bus from Heathrow airport, to language support.

The Career Service team is here at Bath to help with career planning and job searching skills. Students have access to online resources, one-to-one appointments, workshops, and career events.

The service includes:

  • advice on job search
  • CV writing
  • job applications and interview techniques
  • mock interviews and assessment centre activities
  • support for psychometric tests
  • access to career portal

Open days

Get an insight into what it's like to study at Bath - wherever you are!

We hold Virtual Open Days several times a year to help prospective students experience the University of Bath.

Our next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day will take place on Wednesday 17 November 11am to 3pm (UK time)

Chat live with staff and current postgraduate students to find out more about living and studying at Bath.

Join our live webinars where you can ask questions directly to both staff and students. They will take place at the following times:

  • 11am – 11.45am: Ask the Experts – with representatives from Admissions, Accommodation, Careers and Fees & Funding.
  • 12 noon – 12.45pm: Student Panel – find out what it is like being a student at Bath and get your questions answered live.

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