Postgraduate funding opportunties at University of Bath

PhD and Doctoral Courses in South West England

World class university

A world-class University in a World Heritage city

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.

Doctoral researchers who join us enjoy a diverse, research-intensive environment with a strong interdisciplinary ethos. They have the opportunity to work with academics and researchers of international reputation, known for the originality and significance of their work.

Explore our research degrees and find out more about how to apply for doctoral study.

We also have a number of funded studentships that are available across our three Faculties and School:

bathJoin our growing Doctoral College community and your network will include students from around the world, studying across a range of programmes including PhDs and integrated PhDs, MPhils and professional doctorates. Around a third are studying part time, some combine research and a career, many are based on campus and others are in professional organisations.

You will share ideas and best practice, attend seminars and conferences and explore thinking at the forefront of your discipline. You will gain access to resources and archives at four leading research institutions through our GW4 Alliance. And you will benefit from a Professional Development programme that will give you the tools to support your research, and give you a head-start in your chosen career.


Meet our Doctoral College community


Bath Postgraduate

The city

Bath is a wonderful place to live and study or use as a study base. It 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.

Watch His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex, Chancellor of Bath explain why Bath is such a special place to be a student or academic.


Our campus

Our purpose built campus is set in rural grounds overlooking the historic city of Bath. In addition to new academic buildings and new postgraduate accommodation, students also benefit from investment in the arts and sport which has seen us named Sports University of the Year (The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018).

Find out more

For more information about doctoral study at Bath visit our website, take a look at our student handbook and follow us on Twitter @DoctoralBath.