Join the University of Bath where 87% of research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent by the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Bath has launched new funding opportunities for postgraduate research study to start in September 2020.

Academics across our Departments identified specific areas they are interested in supervising. PhD project topics cover subjects including economics, education, health, politics and international studies, psychology, and social and policy sciences. The deadline for applications is 12:00 GMT 21 January 2020 however for Psychology applications there is a preliminary deadline of 1 December 2019

Doctoral College

Our Doctoral College aims to support and enrich the experience of doctoral researchers and plays a key role in developing policy and strategy relevant to doctoral study.

The Doctoral College provides a focal point for professional skills development to equip doctoral researchers for success in their research and chosen career paths. Working with supervisors, staff, the doctoral community, employers, funders and others, the Doctoral College supports a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment

Living and studying in Bath

Studying at Bath means you’ll live in a vibrant, friendly, historic city, ranked the second safest university city in England and Wales1.

Sports and Culture

Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture, so there are loads of historic locations to visit around the city. You can also enjoy major exhibitions in the city’s museums and galleries or watch West End plays at the Theatre Royal.

Bath’s sports venues are in the centre of town, so you can enjoy the exciting atmosphere on match days and support local teams, including Bath’s Premiership rugby club.

Getting around the South West

There are lots of ways to travel to and from Bath. You can get trains to Bristol in about 15 minutes, Cardiff in just over an hour, London in an hour and a half, and Birmingham in 2 hours.

You can explore the rest of the South West, including visiting Stonehenge or going to Glastonbury Festival.

If you want to go abroad, you can drive to Bristol Airport from the University in less than an hour or get a direct coach to Heathrow Airport from the town centre.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more, or chat to a member of staff at the University, we host Virtual open Days for postgraduate students throughout the year. The next is on 5th February 2020, you can register here.

1.Bath was ranked the second safest city in England and Wales with two or more universities by the Complete University Guide in 2018.

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK/EU and International students

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