Research Degrees – Bath Spa University

Thinking of doing a PhD? We offer a number of postgraduate research degrees spanning education, music, the arts and humanities, creative writing and more.

Postgraduate research is one of the most demanding and rewarding experiences in higher education. It involves direct engagement at the cutting edge of a chosen field of study and the chance to explore ideas and problems in depth and in innovative ways. Successful completion of a research degree represents the fulfilment of a person’s intellectual potential and is a major life achievement.

Get in touch

Curious about doing a research degree with us, but not sure where to start? Get in touch with our Graduate College.

Headed by the Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, the Graduate College administers all aspects of the PhD experience at Bath Spa, from admission to submission.

If you're unable to find what you're looking for please contact the Graduate College at

Graduate College team

Bath Spa has a tight-knit and supportive research community. There is a depth and breadth of knowledge across the institution which, combined with the flexibility to research diverse and specialist topics, has provided me with a daunting, exciting, and extremely rewarding experience.

Conor Ogilvie-Davidson, PhD student, Business and Management

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