University of Bath

    University of Bath Postgraduate Masters Degree Courses

    A world-class University in a World Heritage city

    This year the University of Bath is holding a new programme of events specifically tailored towards those interested in postgraduate study at Bath. Find out more

    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. www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/support/careers

    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 www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg

    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 www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/studentlife/library
    • 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) www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/pgt-bursaries

    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. www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/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.

    www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/city

    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: www.bath.ac.uk/study/international

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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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      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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