Postgraduate study in writing, publishing and the humanities – we offer a range of scholarship opportunities

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Postgraduate study in writing, publishing and the humanities – we offer a range of scholarship opportunities

The School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities is Bath Spa’s focal point for teaching and research across a broad scope of subject areas covering Creative Writing, Environmental Humanities, History, Heritage, Publishing, Philosophy and Ethics.

As part of our thriving creative community, uniquely positioned in Bath’s world-heritage city, you’ll be encouraged to take an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to your studies. Our courses are taught by passionate leaders, writers, and practitioners in their respective fields, with our humanities research recognised as ‘world leading’.

Imagine what you could do

We offer a range of courses for across the humanities, and our Creative Writing courses have a renowned reputation, with established links to industry. We’re pleased to see a continued line of graduate success stories from these courses.

As an Adobe Creative Campus, you’ll be able to develop indispensable skills using industry-leading software, ideal if you’re pursuing postgraduate study in a course like Children’s Publishing. Meanwhile, Bath’s UNESCO status makes it an ideal base to explore Heritage Management, with a wealth of opportunities and leading practitioners to learn from.

“I recommend Bath Spa because it is a community that fosters, challenges, and grows writers into authors – and in one of the most beautiful places in the world.” ALYSSA HOLLINGSWORTH, MA WRITING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

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Why Bath Spa?

Whether you’re keen to excel in the creative industries, challenge philosophical ideas, or focus on pressing environmental issues, we’ll help you discover new interests, explore connections, and fulfil your potential. Writing, Publishing and the Humanities continue to provide the University with a thriving reputation in this repertoire, ranking highly across the UK in such fields:

  • #1 in the South West for Creative Writing Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • Interdisciplinary subjects led by world-class humanities scholars
  • The city of Bath is steeped in arts and culture to complement your studies
  • #10 in the UK for Graduate Prospects in Creative Writing (Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024)
  • Extensive links to industry links and cultural organisations in Bath and beyond

Funding opportunities

We offer a range of scholarship opportunities to help fund your postgraduate study, including support for international students and an Access Fund for those experiencing financial difficulty due to unforeseen events. Research funding is available through our doctorial training partnerships.

Funding and awards: Scholarships and bursaries

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