Postgraduate Study

  • Postgraduate study options at the University of Bath include taught and research programmes that benefit from links with business and industry, academic strength and research excellence.
  • The University offers a broad range of Masters courses and research degrees. Subjects include engineering, design, humanities, social science, management and science.
  • Postgraduate students benefit from excellent teaching and research facilities, including purpose built laboratories and you are supported in your research by internationally recognised supervisors.
  • You will have the opportunity to enhance your employability via targeted skills training or, for selected programmes, work placements.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 4,255 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 50%
  • Part Time 50%


  • UK 51%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 38%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & administrative studies 177 746 923
Education 177 542 719
Engineering & technology 242 402 644
Subjects allied to medicine 154 346 500
Architecture, building & planning 31 313 344
Social studies 64 185 249
Biological sciences 147 76 223
Medicine & dentistry 6 156 162
Languages 26 124 150
Physical sciences 132 14 146
Computer science 47 30 77
Combined 0 62 62
Mathematical sciences 44 16 60

Subject Areas

  • Humanities
  • Education
  • Engineering and Design
  • Health
  • Management
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,000–15,500
Mixed -
Laboratory £6,500
Clinical -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Funding for taught and research programmes is available in many different forms, from studentships and scholarships to career development loans and support for care leavers.
  • Further information can be found on our website.
  • You can help fund your studies with part-time work. There are lots of opportunities to find work in and around Bath.


  • We have over 600 self-catered accommodation places for postgraduates, on campus and in the city.
  • Woodland Court is the campus accommodation and is self-catered accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students on the east side of campus.
  • Our city accommodation consists of Canal Wharf, Clevelands Building, Pulteney Court and Thornbank Gardens, all self-catered and close to the city centre.
  • Overseas fee-paying and Home and EU postgraduate students can apply for privately managed accommodation (managed by CRM Student Accommodation.) This includes Canal Bridge, James House, Piccadilly Place, and Widcombe Wharf.

Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students

  • Postgraduate students receive high levels of support from staff in all academic departments and have access to the full range of student services.
  • Studying for a PhD or Masters is more intensive than undergraduate study. You can get more out of your studies by taking advantage of a host of training courses that help you develop the skills you need at postgraduate level.
  • Our Graduate Centre offers a space for all graduate students to meet friends, study and relax. There is computer and printer access, wi-fi, a kitchen, and a meeting room.
  • All students have access to our Student Services Centre which provides support and advice on common topics such as immigration and visas, funding, health, well-being and disability.
  • You will also have access to The Careers Advisory Service which aims to help you achieve your career goals. They run a full training programmes for students and their advisers are available for career planning discussions.
  • We have well-established direct links with many graduate employers, and arrange over 300 employer recruitment visits to the University each year.
  • We are currently creating a new student learning zone in our Manvers Street building with opportunities for independent study, group work and skills training in a convenient city centre location.