University of Bath

University of Bath

Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

The main aim of the programme is to enable engineers, scientists and management practitioners to demonstrate their ability to transfer advanced knowledge into industry.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in either an engineering, business, science or social science subject.

Course modules

The programme is made up of a taught element and a thesis. In the taught component students will normally be expected to complete 2 units successfully. The units that will be available for study will be those currently offered by the Department within the final stages of its Master's programmes. It will also be possible to study appropriate units offered by Departments other than the 1 in which the student is registered, subject to their permission and subject to the Board of Studies agreeing to the candidate's proposed scheme of work. Units studied external to the University may also be counted provided they are approved as being equivalent by the Board of Studies. In addition to the 2 taught units, students will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate understanding of the factors involved in transferring knowledge. The thesis component will be the result of a 24 month knowledge transfer programme. This may consist of 1 major project or several linked projects all aimed at transferring new knowledge into business and industry to meet specified objectives.

Assessment methods

The award of MPhil is made on a pass/fail basis and is not graded. Units of the taught component are assessed by coursework and/or examination. A candidate who achieves an overall unit mark of 40 per cent or above is considered to have passed the unit. Each thesis is assessed on an individual basis by an internal examiner and an external examiner appointed by the Board of Studies. An interim project report is submitted by the candidate after approximately 12 months. This is used to monitor progress and form the basis of feedback to the candidate. Where the quality of the work is appropriate it is possible to extend the project to PhD level.

Sponsorship information

University Teaching Company Schemes (TCS).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPhil Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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