Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University Newton St Loe, Bath BA2, UK

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Postgraduate research opportunities at Bath Spa University

At Bath Spa University we champion your ambitions. We want you to feel empowered, explore ideas, expand your knowledge, and pursue your subject with passion. We’ll welcome you into our creative community, encourage you and inspire you, through specialised academic guidance and focused support to enable your future success.

Make your mark in your field of study, by working alongside world-leading scholars. There’s no doubt postgraduate research degrees expands your mind and deepens your knowledge of a subject, and for some, it can springboard into a flourishing career in academia.

Bath Spa offers a safe place to connect with like-minded individuals and achieve endless possibilities in a nurturing environment. This is your opportunity to embrace the challenge of further study and specialise to suit your interests. It can prove a huge step in achieving your ambitions and unlocking potential.

Why Bath Spa?

  • Our long-term commitment and development of researchers has been recognised with the HR Excellence in Research Award.
  • Nearly 60% of our research has been ranked as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ according to the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework
  • Our commitment to empowering students from all backgrounds to study and thrive in higher education has been acknowledged by our recognition as the  Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion
  • We’re an Adobe Creative Campus, providing you with cutting-edge tools and skills to enhance your digital literacy
  • We put people, communities and the environment at the heart of everything we do. We were the first university in the South West and one of only five universities in the UK to be awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark
  • Bath is a world-famous, beautiful and unique UNESCO World Heritage city, just one hour and 20 minutes from London by train and an hour’s drive-time from Bristol airport. Our campuses in Bath are at the heart of a thriving region with innovative businesses, and a rich artistic, creative and cultural scene

Investing in your future

Bath Spa is an ambitious, enterprising and supportive university, with research strengths and expertise across themes of Enterprise, Culture and Creativity. We’re uniquely positioned to provide the modern facilities you’d expect, while remaining small enough to ensure the attention, support and opportunities you need. Collaborating with academic faculty internationally, we support a variety of funded projects.

Fees and funding

Once you’ve set your sights on a chosen path of study, you’ll want to secure your finances to help fulfil your potential. Find out more about the range of scholarships, awards and bursaries on offer beyond government loans.

World-leading research

Through our research centres we offer several postgraduate research degrees spanning education, music, the arts and humanities, creative writing and more. Our research has touched upon various areas including supporting disadvantaged learners, engaging marginalised groups thorough art and the effect of video games.

Outstanding facilities

Our inspiring campuses are steeped in history, balancing beautiful period buildings and breath-taking settings, with ultramodern technology and facilities. Commons is the bustling, contemporary heart of our Newton Park campus, with teaching facilities like our Publishing Lab and TV studios, set against immersive views of rolling countryside.

Catering to every discipline, you’ll also find specialist art and design workshops and collaborative studio space at our Locksbrook campus. Whether to perform, learn or play, you’ll find multipurpose facilities for any occasion.

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