University of Bath

Introduction

The University of Bath was established by Royal Charter in 1966. Our campus overlooks the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath and offers a welcoming, supportive and inspiring environment for research or study.

The vibrancy of our campus community springs from a culture of high aspiration, enterprise, creativity and diversity. Our research and teaching activities are focussed on our academic strength in Science, Technology, Engineering, Management and the Social Sciences. Within these areas, we have created a virtuous circle of research and teaching excellence and our engaged, agile approach is attuned to the rapidly evolving global agenda.

Our research has practical applications with social and economic benefit and is conducted in a true spirit of international and interdisciplinary cooperation.

We are sector leaders in translating discovery into enhanced practice, policy, design, efficiency and effectiveness.

We are a first choice university for students worldwide. We offer a distinctive blend of academic reputation, outstanding graduate employment record, world-class sports facilities, and a full programme of social, cultural, recreational and personal development opportunities.

Our partnership ethos underpins our research, our placement networks and our graduate/postgraduate employability. The provision of placement opportunities across our discipline base is unique amongst leading UK research universities.

We make a positive contribution to the vigour of our region’s economy, supporting one in every 17 jobs and accounting for around £300 million to Bath and North East Somerset’s GDP. Our Innovation Centre helps to diversify the economic profile of the city by incubating high-yield businesses and coordinating a number of regional networks for advanced technology sectors.


Our mission

Our mission is to deliver world-class research and teaching, educating our students to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence.


Our vision

Our vision is to be recognised as an international centre of research and teaching excellence, achieving global impact through our alumni, research and strategic partnerships.


Our values

Our values can be seen in our commitment to:

  • delivering quality and excellence;
  • nurturing high aspirations;
  • supporting freedom to challenge received wisdom;
  • aspiring to the highest standards of scientific and professional integrity;
  • working responsibly and with respect for others;
  • fostering equality, diversity, inclusivity and accessibility;
  • adopting the best environmental practice.

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Our future

Over the next five years, we will build on this rich heritage of invention, enterprise and international engagement to:

  • extend our research power by recruiting dynamic researchers, nurturing their talent and fuelling their ambition;
  • affirm our international influence through worldwide partnerships which offer creative responses to research and educational opportunities;
  • become an international leader in graduate education, attracting increasing numbers of postgraduates by enhancing our existing prestige portfolio with innovative and global modes of delivery;
  • enrich the postgraduate and undergraduate experience by engaging purposefully with our staff, student, employer, partner and alumni communities;
  • expand our capacity and capability by investing in new infrastructure, facilities and technologies. In so doing, we will also enhance the distinctive characteristics of our research and teaching excellence.


Our strategies

Deliver research excellence

Strengthening our research capacity through new academic appointments and capital investment will increase our impact and influence. Expanding our doctoral student population and supporting early-career researchers will enhance the vibrancy of our research culture and create a pipeline of talent. Extending our research collaborations will increase our profile, provide fresh perspectives and create new opportunities.

Engagement regionally, nationally and internationally will ensure that our intellectual resources have optimal impact on economic acceleration and societal innovation.


Deliver teaching excellence

Innovative curriculum design and technology-enhanced learning will maintain the recognised quality of our delivery. Engaging meaningfully with our undergraduates and postgraduates will inform the continual enhancement of our teaching and learning. Engaging with employers and professional bodies will facilitate our responsiveness to the changing skills required in the workplace. Recognising and developing excellence in teaching practice will increase student satisfaction levels and support the career aspirations of those responsible for its delivery. Analysis of the career destinations of graduates and postgraduates will ensure we add value to employment prospects. Investing in digital technologies and new infrastructure will help us meet the high demand for our provision and adopt new pedagogical approaches.


Promote international engagement and partnerships

Deepening our formal partnerships with pre-eminent international universities and policymakers will strengthen our international networks and extend our influence. Increasing mobility and inter-cultural support for established and early career researchers will help to raise their international profile and expand their research networks. Supporting collaborative bilateral and multilateral research opportunities, symposia and colloquia will strengthen our international networks. Extending opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate mobility will help our students to enhance their employability in the global recruitment market and create the networks of the future.


Attract and support the best students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds

Providing an inclusive environment which anticipates the varied support requirements of our diverse student population will help individual students to achieve their potential. Working with partner schools and colleges to raise the aspirations of talented young people and ensure that they have the prerequisite knowledge and skills to benefit from our provision will help us to achieve our widening participation goals. Enhancing our targeted, and peer, support networks for students from under-represented backgrounds will help us to maintain our outstanding record for student retention and success.


Enhance the student experience in partnership with an engaged student body

Working in partnership with the Students’ Union will ensure that the student's voice informs decision making and all students, undergraduate and postgraduate, receive high-quality welfare, pastoral and academic support. It will also support the delivery of opportunities for personal, professional and academic skills development and engagement with social, recreational and volunteering activities. Enhancing our induction activities will support student transition into University life and graduate transition into postgraduate study. Investing in placement support will strengthen an outstanding and distinctive aspect of our provision.


Develop the capacity of our physical infrastructure and IT to respond to changes in the volume and nature of our activities

Working closely with a range of local authorities and local enterprise partnerships, we will seek to develop our physical infrastructure to support the growth of our research power and meet demand from prospective undergraduates and postgraduates. Adopting new digital technologies and increasing the resilience of our IT infrastructure will respond to the fundamental importance of IT to all aspects of our activities, as well as supporting the expansion of our online and blended learning delivery.


Develop the capability of our people to deliver our objectives and to respond flexibly to changing needs

Recruiting the best people and supporting them to realise their full potential will help us to deliver excellence. Investing in our leadership and management capacity will help us to support colleagues to respond flexibly to the changing needs of our students and other stakeholders.


Deliver the financial capacity to resource excellence in research and education

Delivering financial surpluses will enable us to invest in our future, strengthening our research capability, extending our international influence, growing our postgraduate population and maintaining the quality of the student experience. Selective investment and resource allocation will optimise the impact of our activities. Achieving our £66 million 50th Anniversary fundraising target will enable us to accelerate the delivery of investment in research power and new facilities to enhance the student experience.


Our attributes

The attributes that our community prizes are:

The determination to excel: ambitious in our goals for future excellence and success, and united in our drive to achieve greater international prominence and higher standards.
An international perspective: attracting the best intellectual talent from around the world, placing research and teaching in an international context and forming strategic relationships with leading international partners.
An enterprising mindset: encouraging creativity and entrepreneurship across the community, researching new ways to meet global challenges, developing problem-solving and enterprise skills, and introducing innovative business processes.
A collaborative approach: pursuing our academic objectives in partnership with business, the professions, the public sector, charities and other partners, nationally and internationally.
A supportive culture: creating a welcoming, inclusive community that values the individual and supports the realization of their potential.
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Programs

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MA

MA International Relations

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

Current world developments - such as security threats, changes of leadership, the emergence of new powers and the evolving nature of the EU - present fresh challenges to governments, regions and the international system as a whole. This course explores these issues in depth, taking a close look at politics and policy-making in contemporary Europe, the role of Europe as a global player and the interplay of international power, order, and institutions. [+]

Deepen your knowledge of international relations and gain the skills to unpack and detect the causes and consequences of the world’s biggest challenges.

Current world developments - such as security threats, changes of leadership, the emergence of new powers and the evolving nature of the EU - present fresh challenges to governments, regions and the international system as a whole.

This course explores these issues in depth, taking a close look at politics and policy-making in contemporary Europe, the role of Europe as a global player and the interplay of international power, order, and institutions.

You'll gain the analytical skills to be able to unpack and detect the causes and consequences of specific political problems and the different political processes that have generated them.... [-]


MA Interpreting and Translating (European)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

MA Interpreting and Translating (European) [+]

50 years of teaching excellence

MA Interpreting and Translating at Bath has been running for over 50 years and is highly respected internationally for the quality of the training.

The course covers professional translation and different types of interpreting, including simultaneous and consecutive interpreting and liaison in public and commercial settings. Students have access to the latest digital interpreting suites and participate in mini-conferences to put skills into practice, holding debates on controversial topics and acting as both delegate and interpreter.

Learning from professional translators and interpreters

Our courses are taught by highly experienced tutors who previously or currently work as professional translators, editors, translation managers or professional interpreters. They'll share a wealth of experience with you and provide useful connections, including potential job opportunities.... [-]


MA Translation and Professional Language Skills

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

The MA Translation and Professional Languages Skills course was developed in 2003 in response to requests from employers for linguists with training in translation, editing and proofreading, among other skills. This is one of the few courses in the world to train students in such a variety of sought-after skills, which can be used immediately in the professional market. [+]

The MA Translation and Professional Languages Skills course was developed in 2003 in response to requests from employers for linguists with training in translation, editing and proofreading, among other skills. This is one of the few courses in the world to train students in such a variety of sought-after skills, which can be used immediately in the professional market.

Learning from professional translators and interpreters

Our courses are taught by highly experienced tutors who previously or currently work as professional translators, editors, translation managers or professional interpreters. They'll share a wealth of experience with you and provide useful connections, including potential job opportunities.... [-]


MSc

MSc Applied Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

Our MSc Applied Economics is a suite of taught courses that provides rigorous training in all the main aspects of economics. [+]

Gain a strong grounding in advanced economics, and take your knowledge an important step further by applying it to the field that most interests you.

Our MSc Applied Economics is a suite of taught courses that provides rigorous training in all the main aspects of economics.

Starting with a comprehensive refresher course in essential maths and economics skills, you will go on to receive advanced training in the analysis of problems in applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and strategic decision-making.

Most importantly, you will then have the opportunity to tailor the course to the area of business or policy you are most interested in, giving you additional expertise and a head start when seeking work in that field.... [-]


MSc Data Science (with Placement Year)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

Data science drives a significant proportion of global economic activity and is influencing scientific progress across numerous fields. This course provides you with the tools to become an industry expert with a strong mathematical foundation. You will gain an understanding of the balanced combination of science and technology required for delivering effective data science. [+]

Gain a solid grounding in the theory and practice of data science. You’ll develop specialist knowledge in statistics, machine learning and software technology.

Data science drives a significant proportion of global economic activity and is influencing scientific progress across numerous fields. This course provides you with the tools to become an industry expert with a strong mathematical foundation. You will gain an understanding of the balanced combination of science and technology required for delivering effective data science.

You’ll learn strong statistical foundations of universal relevance and develop specialist knowledge of probabilistic machine learning techniques. You will gain expertise in the software technologies that are central to putting this knowledge into practice, addressing the challenges of small and large datasets.... [-]


MSc Economics and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

If you are considering work in a financial institution, consultancy, ministry of finance or economics, or central bank, our MSc in Economics and Finance is an excellent choice. [+]

Combining core economics with relevant finance topics, this course is one of the few of its kind and ideal preparation for a finance-focused career.

If you are considering work in a financial institution, consultancy, ministry of finance or economics, or central bank, our MSc in Economics and Finance is an excellent choice.

Bringing together a compelling combination of training in advanced economic theory with relevant finance modules, our specialist master’s is one of the few courses in the UK offering this mix of subjects.

Starting with a comprehensive refresher course in essential maths and economics skills, we will go on to explore how economics can be used to help address real financial issues such as the global financial crisis.... [-]


MSc Electronic Systems Design (with placement)

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

If you want a career working with electronic devices and systems, our master’s will develop your expertise to prepare you for the industry. We’ll give you the training to help you become a talented engineer who can adapt and innovate in a swiftly-changing sector. [+]

Study a master’s that focuses on your employability by giving you the practical design skills to take a lead role in the electronics industry.

If you want a career working with electronic devices and systems, our master’s will develop your expertise to prepare you for the industry. We’ll give you the training to help you become a talented engineer who can adapt and innovate in a swiftly-changing sector.

Our course covers a range of electronics technology including integrated circuits and printed circuit boards. You'll develop an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of embedded hardware and software structures. Using modern control, design automation, digital and mixed-signal design and computer engineering techniques, you'll explore how to improve the performance of electronic equipment and devices. This gives you a starting point from which to research and develop your own electronic systems, sub-systems, technologies, processes, and products.... [-]


MSc Engineering Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

Our course builds your leadership and management skills and teaches you how to apply them in an engineering context. You'll explore the impact of new technologies and how they relate to management in the engineering sector. Your studies will cover business analysis, product development, and supply chain management. [+]

Develop the technical skills and understanding of business, operations, and strategy to prepare you for a career in engineering management.

This course is new for 2018

Our course builds your leadership and management skills and teaches you how to apply them in an engineering context. You'll explore the impact of new technologies and how they relate to management in the engineering sector. Your studies will cover business analysis, product development, and supply chain management.

Throughout the course, you'll develop a strong foundation in management essentials such as finance, operations, project management, and strategy. You'll also have the opportunity to focus on areas of management that are most interesting to you.... [-]


MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development

Online Part time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

This course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challenges. You will examine in-depth the complexities involved in resolving conflict and promoting peace. Additionally, you will also explore sustainable policy solutions that address the needs of those displaced by conflict and natural disaster. [+]

Develop a critical understanding of conflict and humanitarian crisis in this distance learning course. Gain skills in peacebuilding and humanitarian response.

This course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challenges. You will examine in-depth the complexities involved in resolving conflict and promoting peace. Additionally, you will also explore sustainable policy solutions that address the needs of those displaced by conflict and natural disaster.

Drawing on case studies from the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, you will learn how the practical and policy-related challenges of responding to conflict and humanitarian crisis play out in specific contexts.... [-]


MSc International Development (with pathways)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development MSc courses is for you. [+]

Develop the skills and understanding to tackle the global challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict, sustainability and social justice.

Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development MSc courses is for you.

Engaged with current debates in policy and practice and grounded in interdisciplinary social sciences, you will develop the tools and confidence to work towards creative solutions that address practical problems in strategic ways.

Four distinct pathways provide a choice of flexibility and breadth, or the chance to pursue a particular interest in greater depth.... [-]


MSc Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems (with Placement Year)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

You will learn to use new knowledge to solve complex machine learning and autonomous systems problems. You’ll develop a range of skills including the theory of machine learning, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems design and engineering, and the implications for humans of interacting more and more with intelligent and autonomous systems. [+]

Learn how to research, design and develop machine learning and autonomous systems technologies. You’ll be prepared for a wide range of careers in industry.

Intelligent and autonomous systems are increasingly important in all areas of human life and activity from medicine and space exploration to agriculture and entertainment.

Understanding and developing autonomous systems involves a range of skills and knowledge including designing interactive systems with both human and machine elements, and modeling and building systems that can sense and learn.

Machine learning is at the heart of autonomous and intelligent systems, including computer vision and robotics. It also underpins the recent developments in data analytics across many fields.... [-]


MSc Public Policy

Online Part time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

This specialist MSc in Public Policy offers you the opportunity to delve into how public policy is made, what shapes it, and how you can make a real difference as a policymaker. [+]

Rethink public policy from the ground up in this distance learning course. Explore creative approaches for making and influencing policy design and delivery.

This specialist MSc in Public Policy offers you the opportunity to delve into how public policy is made, what shapes it, and how you can make a real difference as a policymaker.

You will explore the political, economic and social dynamics and forces that influence contemporary public policy issues. This will enable you to think creatively about public policy design and delivery, and your role within it.

Highly applied in nature, the course draws on diverse cases from policymaking globally, as well as from Europe and the UK. You’ll work with academics from the Institute for Policy Research, Department of Social & Policy Sciences and Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies with international expertise in this area, and have links to senior and experienced policymakers from around the world.... [-]


MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

Our course will help you take your career forward in an innovative and developing area of engineering. It balances advanced theory with technical skills so that you can learn to develop complete operational systems. Our course is suited to you if you have a background in electronic and electrical engineering, computer science or a related discipline. [+]

Learn the essential skills and techniques needed to develop autonomous systems, embedded artificial intelligence, and robotics.

This course is new for 2018

Our course will help you take your career forward in an innovative and developing area of engineering. It balances advanced theory with technical skills so that you can learn to develop complete operational systems. Our course is suited to you if you have a background in electronic and electrical engineering, computer science or a related discipline.

During the course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to research, design and develop systems. You’ll explore robotics engineering and software, autonomous systems technologies, processes and products throughout the industry value chain. Other areas you will cover include computational intelligence, machine learning, and sensors.... [-]


MSc Sustainable Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 United Kingdom Claverton Down

Our course is for engineers and scientists who want to play a leading role in innovating, designing and managing sustainable processes and systems. Improving resource efficiency is a major priority for process industries that rely on materials and energy. Our course focuses on addressing this challenge by giving you the tools to find sustainable ways to do more or better with less. [+]

Take on the challenge of creating a more sustainable society by learning how to develop and manage more resource efficient chemical engineering processes.

Our course is for engineers and scientists who want to play a leading role in innovating, designing and managing sustainable processes and systems. Improving resource efficiency is a major priority for process industries that rely on materials and energy. Our course focuses on addressing this challenge by giving you the tools to find sustainable ways to do more or better with less.

Building on your first degree, you'll develop more in-depth knowledge and transferable skills in chemical engineering. You'll learn how to use material and energy resources more efficiently by:... [-]


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