University of Bath Online

University of Bath Online Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK

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Build the real-world skills to evolve your career

The University of Bath’s online MSc courses will give you rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world experience, providing you with a gateway to ground-breaking research and sought-after careers. Packed with engaging, challenging content our online MSc courses focus on the areas of business, economics, and cutting-edge digital skills, as we deliver the in-demand skillsets and knowledge, essential for contemporary working environments.

  • Ranked 8th* best university in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2025
  • World top 150 university in the QS World University Rankings 2024
  • Ranked 6th* best university in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2024.
  • Ranked 8th* best university in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times 2024.
  • Awarded triple Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2023

The University of Bath offers six online Master’s courses, making it possible for students from around the globe to study with us. Our courses focus on real-world application, which enables you to apply your new knowledge immediately to your career, giving you the tools to make positive changes at work as soon as you start studying. Through our close ties to industries and prospective employers – many of our faculty have extensive industry expertise with the latest industry innovations and methods.

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Recognised for its teaching, research and graduate prospects, University of Bath’s online MSc courses are designed specifically for those who are looking to broaden their horizons without interrupting their current work or lifestyle commitments. Our online MSc courses are a passage to sought-after careers. Our Virtual Learning Environment makes our online Master of Science degrees as immersive as our on-campus courses. So, wherever you choose to study, you’ll always be engaged with the content, your lecturers and your fellow students. The flexible virtual learning environment offers you the ability to study part-time online whilst continuing to achieve your career goals.

“I’ve got a new job with better benefits because this course has already started to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. Plus studying part-time while working helps you to stand out from other interview candidates and showed my dedication to my career to my previous manager and my new one.” Jess Crees, Computer Science online MSc student

Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) online MSc

From political uncertainty to finance and recruitment demands, economics is integral to everyday decision-making. The online MSc Applied Economics with Banking and Financial Markets takes you beyond the research papers and into the real world, giving you insights you can put into action from day one. The University of Bath is the first university in the UK to offer an online Master of Science in Applied Economics, and by emphasising practice over theory, we provide time-pressed professionals with the opportunity to further their career prospects in economics, banking, and finance.

Artificial Intelligence online MSc

Explore applications and implications of AI in the real world, from the technical to the ethical. From healthcare to finance, artificial intelligence (AI) now impacts nearly every industry. AI not only influences the way we interact with technology and each other, it also shapes our very development. Our Master’s in Artificial Intelligence online offers individuals from both computer science and non-computing-based backgrounds an opportunity to understand how data and AI technology can be applied to support industry progress in an increasingly complex world.

Business Analytics online MSc

Bridging the gap between data science and business management, the Business Analytics online MSc equips you with the necessary technical skills and knowledge to advance your career. You’ll also gain the strategic, problem-solving and decision-making skills that are vital in today’s world. With a unit run in partnership with IBM, we help you develop your data knowledge to solve today’s biggest business challenges. It’s one thing to identify and extract insights from endless streams of data, but it’s quite another to harness big data as a tool to drive change.

Business Analytics Postgraduate Certificate

Gain the fundamental concepts of Business Analytics in practical organisational settings. Acquire the skills to analyse, interpret, and present multidimensional and complex data.

Business Analytics Postgraduate Diploma

Apply the insights of the discipline of Business Analytics in practical organisational settings and understand their consequences in the wider and international context.

Computer Science online MSc

University of Bath recognises the importance of developing elite computer science professionals, and this course offers you the chance to upgrade your career to become a software developer or a technical analyst. Delivered by leading researchers in AI, human computer interaction and cybersecurity, you’ll gain the insights and skills to prepare you for new technology challenges. The University of Bath leads the Institute of Coding, an initiative helps develop skills in order to create the next generation of digital specialists.

Entrepreneurship Management and Innovation online MSc 

Hone your entrepreneurial spirit to lead your own business initiatives. Delivered by the EQUIS- and AMBA-accredited Bath School of Management, this online entrepreneurship masters provides exciting new perspectives on traditional business disciplines, setting in motion a journey of lifelong enterprise. Whether you’re expanding a family business, carving out a new enterprise or seeking to make a positive impact in business innovation from within your corporation, our world-leading school will help to take you there.

Engineering Business Management online MSc

Develop an in-depth understanding of engineering and technology leadership concepts while gaining the skills and understanding of business, operations, and strategy to apply them in business settings. This course brings together expertise from the Faculty of Engineering & Design plus the EQUIS- and AMBA-accredited School of Management. Our distinguished lecturers draw upon their real-world industry experience; this insight, underpinned by academic principles, fully prepares you for the next stage of your career.

Online learning that is active and engaged

Designed exclusively for online, the University of Bath’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) makes studying more interactive, immersive, and supportive. You just need a device with internet access, and you’ll be able to connect to our VLE which is logical and easy to navigate. As well as having a multitude of resources at your fingertips, you’ll be able to browse the University’s extensive online library from day one of your studies. You will also be part of a global community of expert academics and fellow students. Many of our postgraduate students also remain in full-time employment throughout their course, making it perfect if you’re already working or have family commitments.

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