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The University of Bath has highly rated research, ranked in the top 15 UK universities for research quality (Complete University Guide 2020). Students work with some of the top researchers in their field from across the globe. Strong links with industry, government, charities and policymakers provide unique opportunities for collaborations, ensuring students' research has an impact far beyond academia. 

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,277 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 65%
  • Part Time 35%

Domicile

  • UK 48%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 43%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 65 535 600
Education 195 385 580
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 45 385 430
Other 100 240 340
Architecture 25 280 300
Accounting & Finance 0 260 260
Economics 20 200 215
Psychology 80 90 170
Mechanical Engineering 85 80 165
Computer Science 60 85 145
Marketing 0 120 120
Chemistry 110 10 120
Biological Sciences 70 45 120
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 60 35 95
Civil Engineering 35 50 85
Mathematics 75 10 85
Physiotherapy 0 80 80
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 80 0 80
Chemical Engineering 65 15 80
Politics 20 35 55
Physics & Astronomy 55 0 55
Social Policy 45 5 50
Social Work 0 15 15
Sports Science 0 10 10
Sociology 0 10 10
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 10 10
Building 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Funding for taught and research programmes is available in many different forms, including studentships, scholarships and support for care leavers.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The university has over 600 self-catered accommodation places for postgraduates, on-campus and in the city.
  • Woodland Court provides self-catered residences for undergraduate and postgraduate students on the east side of campus. Opened in 2019, Polden is for postgraduate students only, providing high-quality campus accommodation. 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, Widcombe Wharf, Radway House and The Exchange