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University of Bath Postgraduate Programmes

University of Bath

A world-class University in a World Heritage city

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About us

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research; a superb student experience; and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top ten UK university (Guardian University Guide 2019), ranked fourth in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018 and awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Our academic programmes are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving our students the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their field.

87% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent (according to REF 2014) so your studies will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas across all fields.

Our outstanding placement scheme helps ensure our highly sought-after graduates are well attuned to meet the evolving needs of employers. With a tradition of building strong links with private businesses, partnerships and the public sector, our graduates enjoy some of the highest rates of employment and starting salaries in the UK. We are ranked 4th for graduate starting salaries in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Our vibrant campus, and location right on the edge of the city of Bath, provide superb sporting, social and cultural opportunities. We are one of the safest campus sites in the UK - we were one of the first universities in the country to win a national police approved security award. Also named Sports University of the Year 2018 The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Join our close-knit, high-achieving community to gain the knowledge, skills and experience you'll need to thrive in a world of global networks

Masters courses and research degrees The University offers a broad range of Masters courses and research degrees. Subjects include engineering, design, humanities, social science, management and science. We were ranked 12th in the THE research quality ranking of UK universities (non-specialised). The research we carry out makes a difference to society - from developing new drugs to cure breast cancer, working with Ford to develop fuel-efficient engines, to the Queen's Anniversary Prizewinning research into child poverty. Postgraduate students benefit from: ‏ Excellent teaching and research facilities, including purpose built laboratories. Supported for your research from internationally recognised supervisors. Opportunities to enhance your employability via targeted skills training or, for selected programmes, work placements. Access our state-of-the-art library, open 24/7, working around your studying schedule Funding is available in many different forms, from studentships offered by our departments and scholarships to career development loans. Over 90 bursaries are available for students on taught Masters courses (£10,000 each)
University of Bath Postgraduate Programmes

The campus

The University's purpose built campus is set in attractive rural grounds overlooking the historic city of Bath. The campus has all the local amenities you could ask for including library, shops, banks and a post office, just a five minute walk from your accommodation.

We have invested over £100 million in our campus on new student accommodation, new facilities for the arts, new academic buildings and a new Olympic quality swimming pool situated in the stunning Sports Training Village, which is home to medal-winning Olympic athletes, and is open to students for elite and recreational sport.

The city

Bath is a cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage and is only one of three cities in the world to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage list.

Small enough to explore on foot, you can discover its beautiful stone buildings and the natural hot springs which gave the city its name. Indulge yourself in year-round arts festivals, museums, galleries and the spa and get involved with the local community with our great volunteering opportunities.

International students

The University boasts a vibrant international student community.  Over 100 nationalities are represented among our 3,500 international students.

We know that moving to a new country and experiencing a different culture can be challenging. Here at Bath our International Student Advice Team can help to settle you in, including an international orientation programme and mentoring scheme to help students relax into life in the UK.

University of Bath alumni can be found occupying positions of influence in many countries and we seek to continue our association with former students long after they have graduated.

To learn more about the International Relations Office and their activities please refer to the information on the website:


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    The Department for Health was established within the University of Bath in 2003, to centralise the high profile research and teaching in the health-related disciplines already taking place throughout the university, so creating a single entity through which links with the health sector at national and international level can be channelled, co-ordinated and developed.

    In 2010 the School joined the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and became the Department for Health, providing excellent opportunities for academic teaching and research collaborations with other departments, such as Psychology and Social & Policy Sciences. The Department's postgraduate teaching and research programmes now form part of the Faculty's new Graduate School, also launched in 2010, providing postgraduate students with dedicated support and a strong community in which to base their studies - whether on campus or by distance learning.

    The Dept’s aims are:

    To develop a research portfolio that is both of the highest academic standard and has applications in the real world
    To build on external links with the public services and other bodies concerned with health and society
    To innovate design and delivery of healthcare services
    To change corporate approaches to healthy organisations
    To support government reform of health and social care provision
    To identify and facilitate opportunities for academic collaboration and new developments.

    The Dept's postgraduate taught programmes combine academic excellence with flexible and innovative design and delivery; our postgraduate portfolio is distinguished by the provision of a number of Professional Masters and a Professional Doctorate programme designed to be studied part-time by learners working in a wide range of healthcare roles from all around the world. All our postgraduate courses are taught online and this has proved to be one of our unique selling points, with students able to continue within their practice area or working environment whilst gaining a further qualification.

    The Dept is renowned for its exemplary attention to educational design, integrating knowledge with research evidence and resulting in programmes which are highly relevant to contemporary practice; in addition, the Dept boasts some of the most innovative and successful approaches to online and part-time education, recognised through a number of awards.

    At all levels, learning and teaching in the Dept provides a strong focus on high quality education for real world situations and produces graduates with skills and knowledge relevant to professional roles and in high demand from employers.

    Postgraduate teaching programmes on offer within the Dept include:

    Sport & Exercise Medicine, the world renowned flexible masters programme exclusively for doctors
    Sports Physiotherapy, a specialist programme designed by physiotherapists for physiotherapists
    Research in Health Practice, a programme launched in 2008 aimed at health and social care professionals interested in conducting their own research
    The innovative Professional Doctorate in Health which focuses on both Population Health and Healthcare within the Dept, providing a doctoral level programme to develop expert practitioners and researchers in practice.

    Facilities, equipment, other resources
    Sport and exercise science and medical science laboratories. Close links with the English Institute of Sport and the Department of Sports Development and Recreation.

    International and industrial links
    There are current links with primary care trusts, strategic health authorities, the two hospitals in Bath and colleagues in industry. The Dept works closely with esteemed international academic institutions, and individual health practitioners, in order to meet the regional, national and global challenges facing health and social care.

    Careers information
    Postgraduate research students gain a wealth of experience to assist them with their next step and are offered personal career advice at the University. The Dept has an established research training skills programme for all research students. The taught programmes enable students to extend their health and social care career pathways and to build important networks for further professional opportunities.

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    Welcome to our joint Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering. We are at the forefront of teaching, research and consultancy in the field of the modern built environment. Whether you are looking for architecture and civil engineering education in our renowned Department, research opportunities in the built environment or merely a glimpse into our philosophy, we hope your visit to our web pages is successful.

    The Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering can trace its uniquely joint nature back to 1965, when Ken Panter and Howard Hufford introduced the ethos that if architects and civil engineers are to work together, they should be educated together. In 1976, when Sir Ted Happold moved to Bath to set up Buro Happold, he became Professor of Building Engineering in the Department, and with the new Professor of Architecture, Michael Brawne, the Department embarked on its provision of internationally-leading teaching and research in the built environment. Since those early days, the Department has seen extraordinary growth in student and staff numbers. The Department now has nearly 600 undergraduate students, about 100 MSc students, over 50 research students and staff, and around 35 teaching and research academics to lead all activity.

    The Department draws on various strengths in achieving its educational aims, namely being part of the research-intensive University of Bath, its location in a World Heritage City, its exceptional links with industry and its reputation for producing holistically-thinking graduates who are able to lead projects. Sustainability within the built environment is core to our teaching and research, and this is reflected strongly across our Degree Programmes and Research Centres. We are immensely proud of our reputation and our enthusiasm for holistic design of infrastructure is encapsulated in everything we represent.

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    Developing strong Departments of Chemical Engineering in UK Universities is essential for the health and prosperity of business and industry. Bath is in the forefront of this drive with its strong multidisciplinary research base and highly reputable undergraduate and MSc degree programmes.

    The Department is friendly and close-knit, and specialist research groups frequently work together and exchange ideas and information. The proximity of other Departments on campus facilitates collaborative research, and multi-disciplinary initiatives have evolved naturally over the years.

    Our research activities are grouped broadly into three main areas: Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Materials & Porous Solids. Most of our projects within these groups tackle complex problems underpinning Sustainable Development, Clean Technologies, Green Chemistry and developments in Health and Medicine.

    Our new state-of-the-art research facilities are housed in a purpose-built building, opened by the Duke of Edinburgh on the 8th of March 2002. Research projects in the Department are funded from various sources, including industry, European Union, Charities, UK Research Councils and Government.

    We actively promote translation of our research into our undergraduate teaching, with all students in the 3rd year of MEng degree programmes undertaking a 3-month full-time individual research project. More substantial research projects are undertaken by students on taught MSc programmes. Such short projects on MEng and MSc programmes are ideal for testing novel ideas and solving well-structured problems. Some of these projects are undertaken in collaboration with industry.

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    The Department of Education is a thriving academic community with a strong national and international reputation for research. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2000), we once again maintained our Grade 5 status in recognition of the quality of the research carried out by our staff.

    Postgraduate taught provision ranges from teacher training programmes at both Honours and Masters levels to high quality Masters courses, aimed at qualified and experienced teachers, lecturers, trainers, educational managers and administrators who wish to engage in advanced study in education; we offer specialisms as diverse as educational leadership and management, environmental education, international education, sports coaching. Alternatives include the MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and new for 2008, an MA in Coach Education and Sports Development.

    If you are interested in developing your research methodologies and refining your ideas before embarking on either an MPhil/PhD or a Professional Doctorate (EdD) with us, we offer a Master of research (MRes) programme as a stepping stone.

    The Department prides itself upon the quality of its teaching and provision for students and this was officially recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) which in a recent external inspection awarded the Department an 'excellent' score of 23/24.

    We host approximately 40 academic and research staff and over 100 students on doctoral programmes (MRes, MPhil, PhD, EdD) studying full-time and part-time both here on campus and throughout the world.

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    Electronic and Electrical Engineering

    MSc in Digital Communications MSc in Wireless Systems
    MSc in Mechatronics
    MSc in Electrical Power Systems
    MSc in Electrical Power Systems by Distance Learning

    The Department is in the vanguard of progress in a fast-moving discipline and its Postgraduate School is one of the largest in the University with over 150 students divided between research work, several full-time MSc programmes and a unique Distance Learning Modular MSc programme.

    The Department has very strong links with British Industry, Europe and Overseas Institutions. Its internationally renowned expertise in many areas is strongly reflected in substantial levels of research income and journal publications, and it offers outstanding opportunities in postgraduate research.

    The postgraduate laboratories are wellequipped with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation. Postgraduate facilities include PCs/powerful workstations which also give direct and ready access to the University's central computer system and worldwide web, in addition to realtime digital simulation facilities at the cutting edge of technology.

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    At postgraduate level, six established taught MA programmes exemplify the Department’s traditional excellence and commitment to innovation, while a seventh in International Security commenced in September 2009.

    The Department owes much of its early reputation to the success of the highly-regarded MA in Interpreting and Translating, which in its earliest form was established more than thirty years ago and has provided (and continues to provide) many of the professional linguists working in major European and international institutions. The addition in recent years of Chinese and Japanese streams has further enhanced the programme’s reputation and appeal. It was complemented in 2003 by the MA in Translation and Professional Language Skills.

    The popular and highly original Euromasters programme, which focuses on in-depth study of European Politics, Policy and Society, is coordinated in Bath and taught collaboratively with universities in Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Prague and Siena. Offering the opportunity to study in a fully integrated European environment, the Euromasters programme in September 2009 will move to a two-year schedule. The programme is complemented by Euromasters with Trans-Atlantic Track, offering an integrated period of study in the USA.

    Two successful Bath-only taught politics MA programmes, the MA in Contemporary European Politics (MACEP) and the MA in international Politics (MAIP) will be complemented by the new MA in international Security (MAIS) from 2009 onwards (subject to final approval).

    Since 2001, the MA in European Cinema Studies makes an important and innovative contribution to the Department’s taught postgraduate programmes, focusing on the specificities of European (as opposed to strictly national) cinema and combining both theoretical and practical stances.

    Serving the University community as a whole, the English Language Centre provides language services for the international student population, as well as a variety of specialised courses. The Foreign Languages Centre provides courses in a wide range of languages at all levels for students throughout the University who wish to complement their own degree programmes with proficiency in a foreign language. This opportunity also exists, of course, for students in our own Department who wish to gain or maintain proficiency in a language other than those they are studying as part of their degree.

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    The rapidly expanding Department of Psychology has a distinctive research profile and a cutting edge approach to theory, methodology and application. We came into formal existence in 1997 when the University was re-organised into faculties (prior to that we had a flourishing undergraduate and postgraduate programme within the School of Social Sciences). Psychology is currently part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Our Master in Research is part of a faculty-wide programme, with core units and departmental specialisms and we currently have 30 students undertaking postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD).

    All academic staff in the Department are actively engaged in research and publication. We have a strong tradition of interdisciplinary work and collaborate with other departments in the University of Bath, local and national institutions, and international networks. Seventeen academic staff are augmented by staff in our research units and centres, and by several Visiting Fellows.

    In the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), over half our staff were affiliated with research areas ranked in the top five across the country, namely Management, Pharmacy and Social Policy. Other staff were linked to Biology, Computer Science and Education, all of which performed well.

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    * Why choose Bath?
    The University of Bath School of Management is one of the oldest established business schools in the UK. We have consistently achieved both top research and teaching ratings in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessments and we are dedicated to integrating high quality teaching with innovative research in order to gain maximum benefit for our students.

    * Highly ranked
    The School is frequently recognised in external rankings: we are ranked 1st for Business (Sunday Times University Guide 2013), 1st for Accounting and Finance (Times Good University Guide 2013) and 1st for Graduate Jobs. The Bath MBA is continually ranked as one of the top programmes in the world (Financial Times and Economist Intelligence Unit's Which MBA?).

    * EQUIS and AMBA accreditation
    Bath is one of a select number of international business schools who has been accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's (EFMD) quality inspectorate. The Bath MBA Bath has been fully accredited since 1976 by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Accreditation by AMBA is the acknowledged hallmark of quality and professionalism in MBA provision.

    * World-class faculty and research
    Bath's credentials stem from our world-class teaching faculty who are involved in leading-edge research. This means that all taught programmes benefit from the work of our academics. Our students are able to test ideas in a stimulating and intellectually challenging environment, gaining the latest thinking from researchers at the cutting edge of their fields of interest.

    * World-class theory, world-class practice
    With more and more people graduating with a first degree, it is more important than ever to differentiate yourself with a postgraduate qualification. Whilst the vocational benefits of gaining a business or management degree are well known, employers are increasingly looking for graduates who have the necessary skills to perform well in the workplace. What distinguishes Bath from other institutions is the relevance of our courses to the needs of potential employers. The School has links with over 150 blue-chip organisations who help to ensure students' learning is enhanced by real world case studies and applied learning. As a result our graduates are highly sought after.

    * State-of-the-art facilities
    The University's 200-acre modern campus combines excellent facilities and green space. Bath has one of the few libraries in the UK that is open 24 hours a day during semester time. The University's Sports Training Village offers some of the best sporting facilities in the country and a number of Olympic athletes train on campus, facilities include: floodlit 8-lane athletics track, 50m swimming pool, 18 tennis courts, fitness and conditioning suite, multi-purpose hall (12 badminton courts), judo dojo, 8 fencing pistes, 16 station air pistol range, a bobsleigh/ skeleton push track, and extensive rugby and football pitches. For international students the University has its own International Office which provides support and assistance to the international community of scholars on campus.

    * Excellent job prospects and support
    Ranked 1st for Graduate Jobs (Sunday Times University Guide 2013), Bath students have an excellent track record for getting jobs. According to the most recent employment statistics, 86 percent of UK and EU Bath MSc in Management students were in employment six months post-graduation. Statistics show that many who were not in full-time employment were taking time out to travel.

    * The best city in England
    Frequently voted one of the best cities in England (Guardian and Observer Travel Awards), Bath is one of the most interesting, cosmopolitan and vibrant cities in the UK. It is also the only city in the UK to be included in UNESCO's World Heritage list. It is a spectacularly beautiful city which stands on the River Avon and in the hills of England's West Country. Its striking architecture, the Roman Baths, medieval Abbey and world-famous Georgian squares and sweeping crescents built of honey-colour stone, all combine to make it one of the most remarkable cities in Europe. Bath also offers some of the best shopping and cultural attractions outside London. There is a varied selection of restaurants, café-bars, pubs, clubs, three theatres, cinemas and a wide range of museums. London is approximately one hour and a half from Bath by train and Bristol is about fifteen minutes away. Bristol International airport provides fast access to an ever increasing number of destinations.

    * Exceptional programmes
    We offer a range of taught Master's programmes:

    - MSc in Management
    - MSc in Advanced Management Practice
    - MSc in Accounting and Finance
    - MSc in Finance
    - MSc in Finance and Banking
    - MSc in Finance and Risk
    - MSc in Marketing
    - MSc in Innovation and Technology Management
    - MSc in International Management
    - MSc in Sustainabilty and Management
    - MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting

    * After your Masters
    You can choose to pursue advanced research in any aspect of management or business on our MPhil/PhD programme. Our range of post-experience programmes include:

    - The world-ranked Bath MBA
    - Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management
    - Engineering Doctorate (EngD)