Postgraduate study in Bath
Famed for its architecture and the naturally occurring hot springs of the Roman Baths, this picturesque and cultural city attracts large numbers of tourists each year but it is also a highly desirable place to live, study and work and study – especially for postgraduate courses. A UNESCO World Heritage city, it has a vibrant young outlook, with plenty of nightlife, while continuing to have a reputation as a safe city to socialise in. Bath has evolved its industries and employment opportunities to become home to a wealth of creative companies as well as being recognised as a national centre for publishing. ICT is another growth area, with graduate web and software developers in high demand.
Significant economic sectors in Bath include education and health, construction and manufacturing, tourism and leisure and other professional services.
Areas of postgraduate expertise
Postgraduate students make up a third of the student population at the University of Bath. Formerly a college specialising in technology and scientific subjects it scores highly in many graduate surveys, with top billing for its campus, Student Union and student satisfaction in recent years. It has an established reputation for excellent employability and future earnings statistics and academic ratings across the board are good, with physics; pharmacy; social work; all mathematical disciplines; development studies; European studies; mechanical, architectural and civil, electrical and electronic and chemical engineering; sport; and business studies rated particularly highly. The vice-chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, was named one of the UK's top 100 practising scientists by the Science Council in 2014.
Bath Spa University offers postgraduate study options in fields as varied as business and management to biological sciences and curatorial courses to creative technologies – though that's just a snapshot of the range on offer. The first recognised teaching qualifications were awarded from here 60 years ago and these continue to be well regarded – they have a top Ofsted rating. The institution has been selected by the National College for Teaching to combine subjects such as physics with mathematics, to develop a renewed focus for the brightest and best minds in education.
For those looking for research-based postgraduate degrees there are a plethora of these on offer ranging from art to enterprise, creative writing to environmental research with centres and groups through which students can gain academic support.
Courses in Bath
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