University of Bath Featured Professional Doctorate Programmes
University of Bath Featured Professional Doctorate Programmes
University of Bath Postgraduate Programmes

University of Bath

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.

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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 2020 and The Complete University Guide 2020), 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 international excellent (according to REF 2014) so your studies will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas across all fields.

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 and one of the first universities in the country to win a national police approved security award.

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.

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Master’s courses and research degrees

The University offers a broad range of master’s courses and research degrees. Subjects include engineering, design, humanities, social science, management and science.

We are ranked in the top 10 of UK universities for research quality (The Complete University Guide 2020) and we carry out research that makes a difference to society- from developing new drugs to cure breast cancer, working with the automotive industry in order to develop future generations of ultra-low emissions vehicles, to combating modern slavery.

Postgraduate students benefit from:

  • Excellent teaching and research facilities, including purpose built laboratories.departments and scholarships to career development loans.
  • Support for your research from internationally recognised supervisors.departments and scholarships to career development loans.
  • Opportunities to enhance your employability via targeted skills training or, for selected programmes, work placements.departments and scholarships to career development loans.
  • Access to our library, open 24/7, working around your studying scheduledepartments and scholarships to career development loans.
  • Funding is available in many different forms, from studentships offered by our departments and scholarships to career development loans.
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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.

In the last decade we have invested over £450 million in our campus. This includes new accommodation, academic buildings and sport facilities such as an Olympic legacy-swimming pool and a newly-opened gym and fitness centre expanded across three floors.

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.

Find out what it's like to live in Bath

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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.


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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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